Video Completely Demolishes Acosta's Tall Tale
CNN's Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta wasted no time spinning the story in the liberal network's favor – claiming it was an example of Trump's "social media allies" accosting reporters for trying to do their jobs. (Daily Wire)
Acosta began his curtailed coverage of the event by taking a selfie and describing the group of social media figures as "Trump's social media allies," who, Acosta makes sure to note, are "in the front rows" while all the White House press are "in the back."
The scene in the WH Rose Garden. All WH press in the back. Trump’s social media allies in the front rows. pic.twitter.com/wi8m4yW53N— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
The moment from the event that generated the most buzz online was Karem and Gorka's heated exchange. Acosta, who has consistently portrayed himself as unfairly targeted by the White House, framed the incident as Trump's "allies" attacking a journalist just there to do his job while White House officials stood by in tacit approval.
"WH officials invited Trump's social media allies to sit in the Rose Garden. But after the event was over, West Wing aides did nothing when those social media figures began to verbally abuse reporters who were trying to do their jobs. A good snapshot of how press is treated by WH," Acosta tweeted.
He linked to a video that only shows Gorka calling Karem a "punk" and social media figures cheering Gorka — one predicting Gorka could kick Karem's "punk a**" — while some of Karem's fellow "real journalists" complain.
WH officials invited Trump's social media allies to sit in the Rose Garden. But after the event was over, West Wing aides did nothing when those social media figures began to verbally abuse reporters who were trying to do their jobs. A good snapshot of how press is treated by WH. https://t.co/j0Ys542dok— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
... in the rose garden of the @whitehouse, @sebgorka just screamed at journalist @briankarem calling him a "punk." then someone remarked that gorka could "kick your punk ass."— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) July 11, 2019
again, this happened... in the rose garden.
vid from @katierogers pic.twitter.com/F88NX4lWk7
Conservative Twitter was quick to fire back with the rest of the story:
Here’s a better angle. Sounds as if Brian Karem was only in attendance to berate Trump supporters. pic.twitter.com/gMhlcL3VDE— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) July 12, 2019