Friday, July 07, 2017

Doin' the CNN Two-Step | Klavan On The Culture

Image result for Doin' the CNN Two-StepDoin' the CNN Two-Step | Klavan On The Culture:
"There is little in the news today quite as delightful as watching the mainstream media do the CNN Two-Step. The CNN Two-Step is a simple dance.
Step One: Put your foot in your mouth.
Step Two: Shoot yourself in the foot.
The results are bloody but hilarious.
Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and textThe latest iteration comes from CNN's own Jim Acosta.
Acosta seems to have modeled himself on the Grandfather of Fake News, Dan Rather.
Rather made his name by shouting biased and hostile questions at a president despised of the elite.
Acosta has made a fool of himself doing the same thing.
Acosta beclowned himself most recently (as of this writing; it's hard to keep up) filing a sneering, unprofessional report on the president's press conference in Poland.
Acosta scornfully called it a "fake news conference":
...The media might use this opportunity to stop dancing the CNN Two-Step — to stop blowing their own heads off in other words — and take stock.
They might ignore Donald Trump's manners and ask themselves whether perhaps he has a point, whether perhaps their industry is desperately in need of reform.
But they can't.
Because there is one simple fact they don't get: 
Image result for CNN memeTrump's attacks on the press aren't a bug in the administration. 
They're a feature.
...after sixteen years of snarling contempt from the fancy-pants mouthpieces of large media corporations, the American people elected Donald Trump, in part at least, to send the media a message.
The message is:
Go to hell.
It's about time the press received it loud and clear."
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