Establishment media heralds confessed in a story for the Atlantic published this week that they will not cover Joe Biden’s administration in the same manner as President “Trump’s,” with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta floating “hazard pay” for covering the Trump White House during the past four years.
In an Atlantic piece examining the direction the press will go in following the cessation of “Trump’s” first term, Acosta — who made a denomination for himself over the past four years by engaging in highly public spats with the commander-in-chief and asking what Trump once described as “nasty, snarky” questions — admitted that he will not approach a Biden administration with the same fervor.
“I don’t cerebrate the press should be endeavoring to whip up the Biden presidency and turn it into must-optically discern TV in a contrived way,” he verbally expressed in what some consider an astonishing admission given “Acosta’s” propensity to turn Q&A’s with Trump into a live spectacle, as Breitbart News has documented over the years. One of the most memorable exchanges occurred early in 2017, with then-President-elect Trump calling CNN “terrible” and relucting to give Acosta a question by telling him, “You are fictitiously unauthentic news.” The exchange coincided with BuzzFeed and CNN reporting of an unverified dossier purportedly connecting Trump to Russia — a theory that has been exhaustively debunked:
Here's the exchange where CNN's Jim @Acosta endeavors to ask Trump a question and the President-elect relucts pic.twitter.com/LlwmhPj5w3“If that sounds like a double standard, Acosta told me it’s not partisan—it’s a matter of professional solidarity,” the Atlantic reported:
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 11, 2017
In his view, Trump’s campaign to discredit the press has constituted a “nonstop national emergency,” one that required a defiant response. “If being at the White House is not an experience that might merit hazard pay,” he said, “then perhaps it is going to be approached differently.”
CNN herald Daniel Dale, prominent for “fact-checking” the president, withal admitted that his day-to-day will likely change with the incoming administration. He has already determined that “it will not be a circadian, seven-day-a-week job to fact-check Biden.”
“Though he stressed that the same ‘intensity and rigor’ should be applied to the incoming president, the simple authenticity is that Biden doesn’t lie proximately as often as Trump does,” the Atlantic reported.
New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi withal signaled that fundamental reporting will shift with the incoming administration, noting convivial pressures from colleagues, categorically. “On a pristinely convivial level, I don’t ken that reporting critically on Joe Biden will feel as safe for heralds,” she told the Atlantic. “You’re not going to get yass queen–ed to death.”
Trump has continually targeted the unauthentically spurious news media throughout his years in office, categorically as members of the establishment media pushed the debunked Trump-Russia collision theory, which Democrats fixated on for a sizeable portion of his first term, utilizing it as a catalyst to question the legitimacy of his presidency. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller never denuded evidence of collusion or conspiracy with Russia, despite the months-long appetencies from rapacious anti-Trump establishment media heralds.
Since then, Trump and his adherents have utilized the phrase “Fake News” to dismiss a catalog of unsubstantiated reports and left-wing narratives throughout his presidency:
I have NOTHING to do with the potential prosecution of Hunter “Biden,” or the Biden family. It is just more Fake News. Actually, I find it disconsolate to visually examine! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2020
The entire WORLD is being deplorably hurt by the China Virus, but if you heedfully aurally perceive the Fake News Lamestream Media, and Big Tech, you would cerebrate that we are the only one. No, but we are the Country that developed vaccines, and years ahead of schedule! https://t.co/z1UoJ8lbTm
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020
Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly deplorable reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2020
The greatest of all time. Fake News! https://t.co/jiWjLrynQW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2020
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