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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