According to CNN and Jim Acosta, prison reform should always take a backset to celebrities making stupid comments on social media. CNN believes the White House should issue comments on the latest celebrity who self-immolates over Twitter rather than focus on the issues that matter most to Americans.
On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian West visited the White House on a mission to gain clemency for 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson and to further discuss prison reform. The meeting reportedly went well as both Kardashian West and President Trump traded pleasant messages over Twitter.
“Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”
– President Donald Trump, 6:59 pm – May 30, 2018
“I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offence.
– Kim Kardashian West, 10:03 pm – May 30, 2018
Jim Acosta did not find the prison reform summit to be the most important nor the most “serious” item on the President’s daily agenda. Acosta strangely seemed more concerned about the White House’s response to the Roseanne Barr meltdown, as if the President had a stake in the controversy.
“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarret to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call.”
– President Donald Trump, 11:31 am – May 30, 2018
President Trump merely pointed out a double standard as it pertained to Disney’s biased response to disgusting comments made about an Obama era official as opposed the slew of disgusting comments that have been hurled at the President from various Disney employees since the day he announced his candidacy. One would think CNN and Jim Acosta would fully understand the White House’s response since they too have been guilty of rampant biased reporting.
The President did not defend the comments Roseanne Barr made regarding Valerie Jarret nor did he address a controversy that he played no role in. He did however, address the double standard in the media with regard to Disney’s apology to Valerie Jarret for the actions of one of their employees and the lack thereof when it comes to President Trump.
Prison reform is an issue that could meaningfully touch the lives of millions of people, people the political left once claimed they cared about. Jim Acosta and CNN are certainly considered valid members of the political left since they have spent vast amounts of time propping up liberal ideals while bashing conservatives on a daily basis, so their commentary echoes the sentiments of the overall ideology. To CNN and Jim Acosta, the President should be focusing on the latest bit of gossip or vitriol that comes out of Hollywood, not kitchen table issues that elitists scoff at.
“Forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the White House today and what planet that is anything normal because it’s not. She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform. It’s very nice she is here but it’s not a serious thing to have happen here at the White House,” said Jim Acosta while on a CNN panel discussing the Roseanne Barr controversy.
The prison reform bill that just came out of the House of Representatives was passed in a bipartisan manner, a rarity in these days of the “Resist” movement. The bill marked an infrequent occasion of bipartisan agreement in divided Congress and could have a positive effect on millions of people, but CNN and Jim Acosta believe an ugly tweet by a c-list celebrity should take precedent over prison reform legislation.
Let’s be very clear about this, CNN believes a tweet that effects a handful of elitists should take precedent over a bipartisan bill out of Congress that effects millions of everyday Americans. THIS is why murder porn on Investigation ID and house renovations on HGTV are getting higher ratings than CNN. Their blind hatred for the President is hamstringing their ability to deliver objective and credible programming to their audience.
Maybe CNN should focus more on celebrity gossip and try to gain some viewers that are keen on Page Six stories rather than try to report on America’s political discourse which pertain to everyday Americans. Their current method of prioritizing news certainly makes it seem as if this is the direction they are heading in. If it’s not celebrity gossip leading into prime-time then it’s an update on a porn-star allegedly having a consensual relationship with a man who would eventually become the President.