CNN Op-Ed Compares Reporters Like Acosta To WHOM?


A CNN op-ed by Notre Dame Professor Joseph Holt that made such a strange comparison to the role of the press that it would be reasonable to question his sanity or sobriety, although there is no evidence that the peculiar comment was driven by anything but typical academic leftism.

In the op-ed Holt defended CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was heckled by Trump supporters at a recent rally. Acosta then had a temper tantrum when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn’t rescind the president’s “enemy of the people,” comment. Baby Jim knows that Sanders’ job is to give the opinions of the POTUS, not hers, but he had a fit anyway.  Holt’s essay defended Acosta and also defended Kaitlin Collins whom the White House staff banned from a White House Event recently.

Somewhere, however, near the end of the piece, it sure seemed like the psychedelic drugs must have kicked in because Holt finished with:

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“Far from being the enemy of the people, the press at its best is like a guardian angel that caringly and capably protects us from harm…We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason — especially when the stakes have never been higher.”

No really! In the mind of this man teaching America’s youth,  Jim Acosta is the same as someone who is risking their life and limb to protect our families. See what I mean? Professor Holt was either stoned on the brown acid wavey gravy warned Woodstock about, or stoned on Leftism. At the most basic level soldiers have honor, Acosta has none. He is a narcissist who wants to make himself the star of every story.

As one might expect Professor Holt got creamed on Twitter (note some of these tweets use harsh language–but Holt did earn it).

There were many more, and some were much, much nastier.

But here is the worst part, at Notre Dame Holt teaches ethics, leadership, and spirituality. Most active military personnel I have met have a strong sense of ethics, leadership, and spirituality. On the other hand, the man that Holt was defending, Jim Acosta has none of those qualities.

H/T Conservative Firing Line

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