Honoring “an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.”
The credibility of the media just took another major hit when CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta scored the coveted 2019 “Truth To Power” award in a display of how low the mainstream media has sunk in this sad era of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The trophy will be presented to the clownish “reporter” at the upcoming New York Press Club Journalism Awards soiree in another one of those self-serving ceremonies similar to those that are conducted by the entitled narcissists in the entertainment industry.
Acosta has become a hero of the fake news, as President Trump refers to them, with his childish antics that includes the constant rude badgering of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and shouting at President Trump, ‘pick me, pick me.’
The New York Press Club released a press release Friday saying that Acosta would receive the “Truth to Power” award. The award honors “an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists.”
“We are proud to honor a man such as Jim Acosta, who has proven himself throughout his storied, decades-long career to be a journalist of the utmost integrity, ” Jane Tillman Irving, president of the Press Club, said in the release. “For his unwavering commitment to fact and journalism, we are pleased to add to Jim’s many accolades with the Gabe Pressman ‘Truth to Power’ award.”
Well, I suppose if the Washington Post and the New York Times can win Pulitzer Prizes for their outstanding reporting of the Trump/Russia collusion that never happened, it’s okay if the disrespectful, egotistical, narcissistic Trump-hating Jim Acosta takes this award.
In honor of this momentous occasion, The Daily Wire has compiled a list of Acosta’s most noteworthy moments:
Throwing a hissy fit when Secret Service Agents asked to see his media credentials in May 2018.
Yelling at Trump during a White House tax bill event in June 2018.
“Fact-checking” Trump only to get “fact-checked” himself in October 2018.
Infamously having his mic taken away after he would not stop asking questions, thus preventing others from doing so.
Having his “hard pass” taken away by the Secret Service.
Reportedly having other CNN reporters say privately, “This isn’t the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He’s an asshole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.”
Getting slammed indirectly by CBS News’ Major Garrett for his obnoxious behavior.
Revealing that he was writing his own book about the Trump administration and its battles with the news media.
And most recently, Acosta complained in March after he was not called on by Trump during a press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, adding, “The president has, you know, a gazillion Twitter followers. He has a massive presence on Instagram, has a massive presence on Fakebook — Facebook. So do lots of other conservative figures here in the U.S. and so, you know, the president — he likes to talk about how there’s this media collusion game that is stacked against him when he has one of the most powerful social media voices throughout. And so I think that just has to be said as well, it has to be put on the record that he is sort of, you know, pulling a three card monty in terms of, you know, how he’s describing the situation.”