KEN: People often wonder why so many conservatives laugh at people at CNN, like Jim Acosta or others. Here’s why. Here’s Rush.
RUSH: “Jim Acosta: ‘Having the President Whip People Up at Rally After Rally Is the Most Depressing Thing I’ve Seen as a Journalist.'” This is at the Citizen CNN conference yesterday in New York City.
ACOSTA: If you want to ask me what makes me the most depressed about my job, it’s covering the rallies. And it gets to the larger point of what it’s like covering the president of the United States, in — in particular Donald Trump. In many ways, the danger is not what Trump is doing to America. The danger is how America is changing under Trump.
And I never thought I would see the day where I would go to a political rally — and, you know, people would give you a hard time — you know, people yelled at me at Hillary Clinton rallies during the 2008 campaign. But at rally after rally after rally, having the president of the United States whip people up into a frenzy and attack the press, to me, is the — the mo — most depressing thing that I’ve ever witnessed as a journalist.
RUSH: Man, oh, man. Where has this guy been? (summary) “To see Trump whipping people up at rally after rally and having people get mad at me as a journalist is the most depressing thing I’ve seen as a journalist.” Jim, you can give it up. You got all kinds of stuff. You could go be a waiter. You obviously listen well. Ahem! Mr. Acosta, however, was not finished. Somebody needs to walk the guy back from the ledge here.
ACOSTA: You have thousands and thousands of people who are willing to join in and do the same thing. Um, at the rally in Montana the other night, uh, when President Trump praised Greg Gianforte for body slamming Ben Jacobs, I remember looking over to the supporters in the crowd. And there was one guy, one young man who was doing these body slam moves. You know, and — and — and he and his buddies were all getting a good laugh out of it. And then he looked at me, and he goes like this, like, “I’m gonna cut your throat.” And, you know, just… (stammering) I went up to him afterwards, over, and I talked to him about. And — and he was just sort of laughing about it. I — I — I guess he wasn’t serious about it. But, to me, that’s the Trump effect on America.
RUSH: What do you make of this? So it’s no different than when Trump is on stage, “Hey, Russia? Hey, Russia! Maybe you could find Hillary’s emails. The media’s looking for them and nobody can find them. Maybe you can find Hillary’s 30,000 emails and let the media know. They’d love to hear from you.” And everybody on the left/the media has a heart attack thinking Trump is asking the Russians to hack Hillary’s server.
Hillary’s already done the hack! Hillary’s already done whatever she’s done to hide the emails. No sense of humor! These people have no ability whatsoever to relate to people as they actually live! So Trump praises a guy for being able to body slam somebody. They see no humor in it. They don’t have any idea how to relate to that. They see that; they think Trump… They really do. They think Trump is promoting violence. They think Trump is recommending and praising voter violence. “Body slamming somebody!”
They just… I have never seen a group of people this large that is so distant and absent from reality, from day-to-day life and how people talk to each other. He goes up to this guy and the guy’s laughing. “Hey, man! Hey, Jim Acosta. How are you doing? I really didn’t want to slit your throat. You know, I’m just funning with you, dude. You’re out there trying to destroy everything I believe in, Mr. Acosta. I’m just having a little fun with you!”
So these people in journalism, they can go out and they can destroy anybody they want. They can take shots at anybody they want. The people at that rally have respect for Trump. The media can do whatever they want to try to destroy Trump. But you let somebody throw it back on them and it’s a gigantic disgrace. It shows something terribly wrong with American culture.
What’s wrong with American culture is that the elites of Washington, D.C., not only do not understand real-life America, they don’t like it much. They really have… I think what they hate about Trump more than anything is those of you who elected him. I think that’s what this really boils down to, when you get down to brass tacks.
KEN: That’s what it boils down to, and when you get babies — and what do we say about liberals? They are children. They are babies. They’re trapped in adult bodies. They grow up — maybe they’re 40, maybe they’re 50, maybe they’re Jim Acosta — but they’re still that 13-year-old boy who has an issue who the sit there and whine like he did this past Sunday with Brian Stelter.
Brian Stelter said, “Do you feel like you’re run down? It’s a lot different now than the Trump years,” and then Acosta says (voice quivering), “Well, you know, I think I’m dealing with some post-Trump stress disorder. (sobbing) Hold me, Brian!” He didn’t say that.