Recently, CNN reporter Jim Acosta decided to interrupt President Trump in the middle of a speech about an unrelated topic to yell at the president about whether or not he will continue to call the press the enemy of the American people in the wake of the shooting at a newspaper in Maryland.
We later found out that the shooting had nothing to do with hatred of the media in general, as it turned out the gentleman responsible had a vendetta against that specific newspaper for having printed something about him in the past and had even sued them years ago.
Not that it would have mattered to CNN’s resident self-centered attention hog, anyway.
This incident made me believe Jim Acosta was the worst of the worst.
The bottom of the barrel, if you will.
But then Acosta’s colleague at CNN, Joseph Holt, who is somehow a professor at Notre Dame, decided to tell Acosta to hold his beer.
“We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason — especially when the stakes have never been higher.”
Wow man. Just wow.
As is the case with any president, Americans need a press that will ask the tough questions, but Holt simply is out of his mind with this comparison.
Since President Trump’s election, many journalists have seen themselves not just as somebody there to do a job, but as an actual hero of some sort, helping the country put out important fires.
And I mean that literally, because that is more or less what Katy Tur said when she compared journalists to firefighters running into a burning building.
Somehow, Holt took that one step further and compared writers with expense accounts to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to secure our freedom back home.
This type of ridiculous hyperbole just makes people like Holt seem as if they are alarmist lunatics and makes people trust them less.
Because journalists do an important job, but they are not heroes.
Maybe Holt should think about living up to his analogy and literally becoming an actual member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
At least then he might have a chance to find out what a real hero looks like.