CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s upcoming book has raised eyebrows both inside and outside of the network’s newsroom, as the outspoken Acosta continues to blur the line between reporter and analyst.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s upcoming book has raised eyebrows both inside and outside of the network’s newsroom. The outspoken Acosta is being criticized by insiders and academics alike for further blurring the line between being an unbiased reporter, or a commentator “pushing his personal perspectives.”
Acosta’s book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” comes out June 11 and publisher Harper Collins has placed a strict embargo on its content. While the book will be kept under wraps until the publication date, a quick glance at the official description leaves little doubt that it will paint the president in a negative light.
The book is billed as “an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers [Acosta] faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth” as “public enemy number one.” The description coincides with the feeling that Acosta is a grandstander who has built an empire as CNN’s in-house thorn in Trump’s side. Last week, he was accused of being dishonest while covering Trump’s immigration overhaul remarks.
One current CNN employee told Fox News that threats to the free press should obviously be taken seriously and reporters need to seek the truth and report it – but Acosta may no longer be right for the job.
“Jim Acosta is, a lot of times, asking the right questions but it doesn’t always need to be about him and his grandstanding.”
“Jim Acosta is, a lot of times, asking the right questions but it doesn’t always need to be about him and his grandstanding,” the CNN staffer said. “People get tired of it. Acosta is supposed to be a correspondent reporting the facts but you can’t tell the difference between him and a paid pundit.”
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