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CNN ex-producer SLAMS network for fake news, especially Jim Acosta

CNN’s White House Correspondent grandstands President Trump, openly trying to blame him for shooting at Annapolis newspaper office

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson addressed on his program the problems with CNN’s “dual reality” in which he notes that the president of the news organization claimed that the way to success was nothing but “hard news, hard news, and hard news.” This piece was ironically called, “How Jeff Zucker made CNN great again.” Given the antics and the reputation that the cable network has earned for itself since this piece was written (August of 2016), it is at least ironic, if not amazing, to consider this.

Jeff Zucker may not have considered his reporter, Jim Acosta (tasked with the job of Senior White House correspondent), in regard to the high calling of hard news, as Acosta is making quite a name for himself in terms of slinging unsubstantiated and unvetted opinion across the nation and insisting that it be treated as objective journalism. The video below introduces this idea and gives the viewer several examples to this effect:

In the video we see Mr. Acosta and CNN more accurately presented as acting in the role of “opposition party.”

Now, this video was shot and released several months ago, back in November of 2017. But on June 29, 2018, a former CNN producer named Steve Krakauer followed up on this, taking to Twitter to blast Jim Acosta for what he called “self-serving antics”, and said that this behavior is giving “all good journalists a bad name.”

The event that sparked this reaction was when President Trump addressed the tragic matter of the Annapolis Capital Gazette newsroom shooting which took place on Thursday, June 27. This tweet shows a little of that statement:

According to the Fox News report:

Acosta tried to link the shooting to past criticisms that Trump had leveled toward members of the media, including calling them “the enemy of the people.”

As the audience applauded at the end of the president’s speech, Acosta shouted from the back of the room: “Mr. President, will you stop calling us the enemy of the people, sir? Will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir? Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir?”


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The question drew no response from Trump.

“Truly an embarrassment, on multiple levels. Jim Acosta’s self-serving antics give all good journalists a bad name,” Mr. Krakauer tweeted about Acosta’s performance.

To say this was an inappropriate episode is probably unnecessary. But then again, if Mr. Acosta considers this appropriate behavior, then a counter and explanation may be necessary, and so Mr. Krakauer expanded on his thought:

This is particularly relevant, because the gunman attacked a news agency and killed several people working there, and so this matter was obviously near and dear to the hearts of journalists who were gathered. It could be me, or my friends and colleagues next. At points in time like this, it seems to be in extremely poor taste to try and politicize the very recent deaths of innocent people.

But Mr. Acosta thought he could grandstand and try to insinuate that President Trump was the problem. He is not the only journalist to try such things these days. But as Senior White House Correspondent, he is certainly one of the most prominent.

Indeed, earlier reports from another journalist, Conor Berry, a reporter at The Republican in Springfield, Massachusetts who evidently thought similarly about President Trump as Jim Acosta, ended with that reporter’s resignation, for he falsely claimed in a tweet that the shooter, Jarrod Ramos, removed an MAGA (Make America Great Again) cap before opening fire. This was later revealed to be completely fabricated.

Mr. Acosta seemed unaware of any inappropriate behavior. In tweets after the news event, he simply said that the audience started cheering for Trump loudly enough to drown out his questions, and to try to “shush” them. And he simply said, “and of course, we are not going to be shushed.”

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If they don’t want to be known as the enemy of the people like maybe they can stop all the lying and other bullshit.

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Here is the scene and person Jim Acosta must have modeled himself on.

Hitler tries to ask Donald Trump a question – YouTube

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“Transphobic” Swedish Professor May Lose Job After Noting Biological Differences Between Sexes

A university professor in Sweden is under investigation after he said that there are fundamental differences between men and women which are “biologically founded”

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A university professor in Sweden is under investigation for “anti-feminism” and “transphobia” after he said that there are fundamental differences between men and women which are “biologically founded” and that genders cannot be regarded as “social constructs alone,” reports Academic Rights Watch.

For his transgression, Germund Hesslow – a professor of neuroscience at Lund University – who holds dual PhDs in philosophy and neurophysiology, may lose his job – telling RT that a “full investigation” has been ordered, and that there “have been discussions about trying to stop the lecture or get rid of me, or have someone else give the lecture or not give the lecture at all.”

“If you answer such a question you are under severe time pressure, you have to be extremely brief — and I used wording which I think was completely innocuous, and that apparently the student didn’t,” Hesslow said.

Hesslow was ordered to attend a meeting by Christer Larsson, chairman of the program board for medical education, after a female student complained that Hesslow had a “personal anti-feminist agenda.” He was asked to distance himself from two specific comments; that gay women have a “male sexual orientation” and that the sexual orientation of transsexuals is “a matter of definition.”

The student’s complaint reads in part (translated):

I have also heard from senior lecturers that Germund Hesslow at the last lecture expressed himself transfobically. In response to a question of transexuallism, he said something like “sex change is a fly”. Secondly, it is outrageous because there may be students during the lecture who are themselves exposed to transfobin, but also because it may affect how later students in their professional lives meet transgender people. Transpersonals already have a high level of overrepresentation in suicide statistics and there are already major shortcomings in the treatment of transgender in care, should not it be countered? How does this kind of statement coincide with the university’s equal treatment plan? What has this statement given for consequences? What has been done for this to not be repeated? –Academic Rights Watch

After being admonished, Hesslow refused to distance himself from his comments, saying that he had “done enough” already and didn’t have to explain and defend his choice of words.

At some point, one must ask for a sense of proportion among those involved. If it were to become acceptable for students to record lectures in order to find compromising formulations and then involve faculty staff with meetings and long letters, we should let go of the medical education altogether,” Hesslow said in a written reply to Larsson.

He also rejected the accusation that he had a political agenda – stating that his only agenda was to let scientific factnot new social conventions, dictate how he teaches his courses.

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Despite Pledge Not to, Germany Approves Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia

Germany is the latest to renege on promises to ban weapons sales for use in the Yemen War.

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With Saudi Arabia forever escalating their war in Yemen, the growing calls by human rights groups to stop selling them arms with which to commit war crimes are struggling to compete with the vast sums of money the Saudis are offering for those arms.

Germany is the latest to renege on promises to ban weapons sales for use in the Yemen War, announcing Wednesday that the Economy Minister has greenlit a new round of artillery systems for sale to the Saudis.

The systems are designed for precise counterattack, and are clearly being bought explicitly to use in Yemen. Yet the Merkel government, as part of its coalition deal, announced a full export ban to “any sides fighting in Yemen,” including the Saudis.

While this was at the time supposed to be a condition of the Social Democrats joining the government. So far, Merkel has not explained why the sale was approved over the putative ban, and the Social Democrats have not complained either.

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FBI Had “Two Sets Of Records” On Trump Investigation; Comey, McCabe Implicated: Carter

Sara Carter: FBI/DOJ had ‘two sets of books’ in the Russia investigation.

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Journalist Sara Carter told Sean Hannity during his Wednesday radio show that the FBI has two sets of records in the Russia investigation, and that “certain people above Peter Strzok and above Lisa Page” were aware of it – implicating former FBI Director James Comey and his #2, Andrew McCabe.

Hannity: Sara, I’m hearing it gets worse than this–that there is potentially out there–if you will, two sets of record among the upper echelon of the FBI–one that was real one that was made for appearances. Is there any truth to this?

CarterAbsolutely, Sean. With the number of sources that I have been speaking with as well as some others that there is evidence indicating that the FBI had separate sets of books.

I will not name names until all of the evidence is out there, but there were certain people above Peter Strzok and above Lisa Page that were aware of this. I also believe that there are people within the FBI that have actually turned on their former employers and are possibly even testifying and reporting what happened inside the FBI to both the Inspector General and possibly even a Grand Jury.

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