Once again, CNN Reporter Jim Acosta has made himself the story, instead of reporting the news. Since President Trump was elected, the activist-disguised-as-journalist has waged a personal crusade against the president and his supporters.
The intrepid reporter is known for disrupting press conferences, peddling fake news, and getting verbally slapped down by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Acosta’s antics have enabled him to become part of the story instead of simply reporting the news – but what exactly makes him tick?
Liberty Nation decided that it was important to discover what goes on in the mind of Jim Acosta. Why does he crave attention so much? What makes him think that he needs to put himself front and center at every press conference? We sent a team of highly-trained ninjas to sneak into Mr. Acosta’s residence and swipe his diary. We promise we will give it back when we’re done laughing – I mean, analyzing it.
A Disturbing Journey
Acosta’s diary reveals a man on a mission: To destroy the Trump presidency. We could not include every entry from Acosta’s diary for two reasons: 1. Too much Jim Acosta has been known to lower the IQ, and 2. Many of the pages were smeared from what appeared to be tears.
We’ll start with his entry from a week after the 2016 presidential election:
I can’t believe it. He actually won. We’re all going to die if we don’t do something. I can’t stop crying – and I don’t think I want to. My tears are all I have left. I don’t know what to think anymore. I’ve spent this whole week at home, watching Lifetime movies while eating ice cream. I told my therapist about it, and she said that this isn’t healthy. But what does she know?
The next entry was written the day before a scheduled press conference. At this point, Acosta seems to have decided that he will resist the Trump administration by asking hard-hitting questions as CNN’s White House Correspondent. It is interesting to note that this particular page in the diary still reeks of cheap bourbon.
Tomorrow, the world will see CNN. I’m going to stand boldly and confront this evil despot. People will finally give me the attention I deserve. My therapist told me this isn’t a good idea and that I might be humiliated, but I don’t care. I’m saving the world!
Unfortunately, Acosta’s plans didn’t quite work out. The president refused to address his questions because the reporter insisted on interrupting when another reporter was called on. Trump gave Acosta and CNN a sound drubbing, calling them fake news.
I can’t believe it! The president wouldn’t even take my questions! He called me fake news and said CNN – which is the bastion of truthful reporting – is terrible! My therapist doesn’t get it. She told me that I should just stick to reporting. But he made me feel so ugly, like I didn’t matter. I just want to protect America by drawing attention to myself as much as I possibly can – even if it means sacrificing journalistic integrity. What’s so bad about that?
It’s obvious that Acosta’s experience being shot down by a president who isn’t afraid to fight back against the biased media shook him to his core. The next 30 entries were full of incoherent ramblings about Trump and various Lifetime movies. This defeat set Acosta back. Nevertheless, he persisted.
About a year later, Acosta – along with the rest of the establishment media – jumped on the opportunity to slam Trump as a racist when he allegedly referred to certain African nations as “sh*tholes.”
When Trump gave a press conference with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazabayev, Acosta made a spectacle of himself once again, shouting questions about what race of immigrants the president wanted to come into the country. After growing tired of Acosta’s antics, he dismissively told the reporter to “get out.”
I can’t believe it! He actually told me to get out– as if I were some bratty kid! Yes, I was being disingenuous by pretending to be outraged by his comments, but he didn’t have to be so mean! Why won’t he pay attention to me??? My therapist just said to let it go, but I can’t – I won’t. I’m going to tweet some mean stuff about him. That’ll show him!
When President Trump met with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Acosta had another opportunity to get the attention he so craves. Acosta attempted to interrupt the proceedings by yelling out questions. “Mr. President, did he agree to denuclearize?” Acosta shouted. Neither of the leaders answered his question.
The president answered one of my questions before the summit, but afterward, he completely ignored me! I politely asked Kim Jong Un if North Korea was going to denuclearize, but he wouldn’t even look at me. On top of that, other journalists are criticizing me on social media. I talked about it with my therapist today, and she just told me to stop being a baby. Why doesn’t anybody like me?
Of course, the most recent example of Acosta’s deep-seated need to virtue signal on the national stage came during a press conference with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when he asked her to say that the press is not the enemy of the people. “I think we deserve that,” he said.
True to form, Sanders raised her metaphorical Acosta-slapping hand and rebuked the media for inciting hatred against the president and his supporters. She listed the many different ways in which the media have abandoned the civility that they ask the president to embrace and pointed out that she required secret service protection because of the press’ behavior.
Where does she get off treating me like that??? I just wanted her to say what I wanted her to say, and then she goes off talking about how horrible the press has been to her and Trump. But that’s how it’s supposed to be! Whenever there is a Republican president in office, we attack him with dishonest reporting and insults, and the president just sits back and takes it. Everybody knows that. Now people are yelling at me at rallies and saying that CNN sucks. I tried to get an emergency session with my therapist, but for some reason, she’s not taking my calls. It just hurts so bad.
An Attention-Seeking Mind
Jim Acosta’s diary reveals the mind of a man who desperately craves attention. Of course, given his behavior, this is not surprising. Will he ever give up his grandstanding ways? It’s not likely, but as long as he continues to put himself at the center of his stories, we will keep being entertained.