A new book from media watchdogs Brent Bozell and Tim Graham is all about the mainstream media’s hatred for this president and his voters. As part of “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump,” the Media Research Center founders take pundits and reporters to task for abandoning objectivity to wage relentless battle against Red State America. Additionally, the authors name the Top 10 “Biggest Trump bashers in the press,” and while we can argue about who should go where, who missed the list, and who should be on there, there’s little argument with the man they put in their #1 spot.
“Jim Acosta is our winner. We suspect he would protest if he wasn’t,” Bozell and Graham wrote. “He would proudly wear the moniker of the face of the Resistance if it was bestowed on him by us, but we won’t do that. No man in the world of journalism has made a mockery of his profession quite like this man.”
Acosta, who also has a new book coming out, will indeed probably be thrilled with his placement. There are plenty of journalists in the Age of Trump who have traded credibility for notoriety, but none of them have done so with such gleeful abandon as Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. Acosta decided this was his chance to put all his chips in the middle and make a name for himself. So far, we suppose it has worked, even if there is no one alive who actually takes the guy seriously anymore. What he will do with himself after Trump is out of office is anyone’s guess. Stand up comedy, maybe.
Coming in second place are MSNBC’s favorite couple: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of “Morning Joe.” The one show on MSNBC that was at least somewhat receptive to the idea of a Trump presidency during the campaign has turned into a non-stop hate fest for everything White House.
“Today they are the perfect launch pad for MSNBC’s daily left-wing character assassination campaign against the President, smug in their hypocrisy,” Bozell and Graham wrote.
The rest of the list, courtesy of Fox News:
- George Stephanopoulos, ABC News
- Every late-night talk show host
- Chris Cuomo, CNN
- Chris Matthews, MSNBC
- Phillip Rucker, Washington Post
- Jorge Ramos, Univision
- Brian Stelter, CNN
- Brian Williams, MSNBC