CNN’s Jim Acosta became something of a household word the other day after his belligerent, rude and selfish behaviour at a White House press briefing post mid-term elections, hit the news.
Acosta, one of many mainstream media scribes still seething after the much-hoped for Big Blue Wave never materialized, apparently assumes he’s the authoritative news voice when it comes to the migrant caravan, thought I didn’t see him on the ground in southern Mexico when I was there getting the real story.
Regardless, as we saw in footage of his exchange with President Trump, the press gallery was full of reporters who wanted their turn, and the way he treated the White House staffer who tried to pry the mic from his grubby hands was audacious.
In the aftermath, Acosta justifiably had his White House press credentials suspended. Naturally, the mainstream media are freaking out about this alleged attack on democracy and free speech, and CNN is now suing the President and his top aides.
Days later, another reporter found himself in hot water — this time on our side of the border.
But in this case, veteran Ottawa Sun sports reporter, Ken Warren, who was just doing his job covering an embarrassing story about the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, was banned from the team’s charter flights!
It was such a petty and blatant example of shooting the messenger. Maybe CNN should reassign Acosta to cover the Ottawa Senators hockey team, because he’d fit in perfectly chronicling the NHL’s most dysfunctional franchise.