Accuracy in Media

MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough blasted CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, calling his spat with presidential adviser Stephen Miller on Wednesday “like something out of ‘Mein Kampf.'”

While other members of the “Morning Joe” panel thought both Acosta and Miller were obnoxious, they were more critical of Acosta for the way he characterized the Trump administration’s new immigration plan.

“Where things seemed to really melt down was when Jim Acosta talked, and we’re certainly not putting this on Jim Acosta… You can watch the clip and choose sides,” Scarborough said. “But when Jim Acosta used the language, ‘it seems like your policies are trying to engineer racial and ethnic percentages’ or something, it sure sounded like something that you would read out of ‘Mein Kampf’ or something… at that point it went off the rails.”

Commentary editor John Podhoretz said that he largely agreed with Acosta but thought that he killed his own argument by citing Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus,” poem that resides at the base of the Statue of Liberty as the basis for U.S. immigration policy.

Podhoretz had tweeted his thoughts about Acosta the day before.

Acosta has become a hero to the left for his grandstanding during the White House briefings and serves as a stark reminder as to why the public distrusts the media.

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  • NonPCconservative

    How much more fake can you get than this? A reporter uses inappropriate language trying to blow up an issue and another then claims that this makes the issue like something completely unrelated?! So if Acosta had said “May the force be with you” we could hear Joe Scarborough saying that the briefing was like Star Wars or if somebody said “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.” would we have Joe talking about gulags?

    No wonder the press has a lower favorable rating than the president who they keep trying to bring down.

  • Beto Sabio

    Hypocrite Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Stephen Miller…. “A Cosmopolitan Jew from upscale Santa Monica” …. in Los Angeles California……. Lies just like his deluded Boss !

    “I am Shocked, this is an amazing moment” ! A racist bill ? English Only with Higher Education Skills?
    Means European or English speaking educated Latin American upper class (mostly white).

  • samo war

    us politics = world gencidde ?

  • Mark Midas

    I wonder what part of Mein Kampf the learned Joe was quoting? I wonder if he has ever read a chapter or page of the book, and, if so, how is it that he’s able to recite text from it extemporaneously? I think Joe might also have known that Marxists still use Darwin-based eugenic/dysgenic beliefs (now referred to as “Obamacare”) as they have done more than 100 years ago. Hitler was still an aspiring artist in Austria at that time and the Third Reich had to conform, as most governments now still much, to socialist genetic engineering, starting with California’s Sterilization Act of 1909. Of the initial group of 3,500 people sterilized, 2,500 were in California.