At the beginning of 2022, the New York Post reported that due to the far-left coverage of CNN throughout 2021, their ratings had dropped a staggering 90%. Although that was the beginning of the year, the months that followed proved the New York Post to be right. Not only did their ratings drop, but they also announced the end of their CNN+ app that cost them millions.
With CNN supporting people like Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the Cuomo brothers, Americans are turning elsewhere for their news. Trying to get back to journalism, it appears CNN anchor Jim Acosta tried to bombard Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene about a message she sent. The only problem, it appeared that Acosta might not have read it all.
Meeting with Greene as she walked out of the Capitol, Acosta approached her, asking if she remembered calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a traitor. Already knowing the setup, as can be seen in the video below, Greene answered, “You know Jim, you have a show, and, in all fairness, you try to present this image of me to your viewers and it’s just really not correct.”
Moving on to the test message given to the House committee currently investigating the Capitol attack, Acosta presented the words exchanged with the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, where Greene suggested then-President Donald Trump declare martial law after the riot on January 6th. Greene inserted, “I don’t recall those being my text messages. Why don’t you be honest?” She added, “You’re just another one of those liars on television. And people hate it, they hate it. They can’t stand the liars on television.”
Demanding that he pull up the message, Greene pointed to the end of her text, “Wait, excuse me, stop. ‘I don’t know on those things.’ Is that what it says? You’re lying. You’re a liar. You know why people don’t like you? Because you’re a liar. Why do you want to lie on television for your viewers?”
Trying to defend his stance, Acosta claimed he wasn’t lying about the message, leading Greene to explain to him what lying is. “You’re accusing me of something and then when you read the actual words it tells another story. It tells the truth.”
Tired of his antics and the hopes of catching her, Greene dismissed Acosta, later tweeting about the exchange, writing that she was “repulsed that people gladly take a paycheck to lie and mischaracterize me. I want to think good things about the press, but they behave like this and it makes me sick to my stomach.”
Users online sided with Greene. “Ha! That’s how you deal with these word twisting media tools. Acosta looked like an idiot. Fake politeness doesn’t hide the fact that he twisted the words of the text. Good on MTG!”