It’s been a pretty frustrating news week, so imagine my delight that not only had Jim Acosta announced he was writing a book, but Twitter has been thoroughly enjoying ripping him for it.
No, sadly, the forthcoming book from everyone’s favorite hack White House correspondent is not called “Dear Diary,” but the title is just about as laughable:
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— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 24, 2019
Now, to any thinking person, the fact that Jim Acosta actually lives in a world where he is supported in the idea that it’s dangerous to criticize the President is beyond me.
I’m obviously not alone:
What a laughable premise. No one stops journalists from telling the truth and they are in absolutely no danger when doing so. https://t.co/DFDLQdZwfZ
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 24, 2019
After all, the mere existence of this book seems to add an awful lot of weight to the argument that it is a very safe time to tell the truth (or whatever it is you call what Jim Acosta considers journalism) in America:
It’s such a dangerous time to tell the truth in America that Jim Acosta is going to write a book about how dangerous a time it is to tell the truth in America. https://t.co/Hde91A4JnH
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 24, 2019
CNN's Stelter risked his life to get the scoop that CNN's Acosta was pushing a book. Everyone downplaying the importance of a free press should think about what we would lose if we did away with such essential journalism. https://t.co/iSriyAYub6
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) January 24, 2019
But this doesn’t mean the book won’t be a success:
This is going to be in the Publisher's Weekly "10 Best Satires" list for 2019 ???? (except the only people laughing are the Trumps and Fox News) https://t.co/TPI8Y4fqp5
— ART TAVANA (@arttavana) January 24, 2019
Just a friendly reminder for Jim:
It's such a dangerous time to be a reporter in the U.S. that you might… get a book deal from a big publisher, a PR blitz & plenty of opportunities to criticize the administration.
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) January 24, 2019
H/T Daily Wire