Donald Trump thinks his buddy, Fox News host Sean Hannity, talks to him through the television set. People used to think that individuals who thought that were crazy. Unfortunately in this case, it has been true. Worse, the Fox network has been a propaganda machine with some dire results.
At Donald Trump’s latest rally, the president incited the crowd to turn on CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. This was what dictators have done to their press. Trump’s crowd got ugly.
Acosta was not harmed. Yet, it is a matter of time until the tweeter-in-chief’s crowd’s mob mentality takes over and a journalist is harmed or even killed. Russia kills its journalists, and POTUS has not viewed that as shocking.
Hannity tweeted Acosta with this dictatorial phrase, “FAKE NEWS:”
‘Jimmy @Acosta sorry your precious feelings are hurt & that people see through your lying bullshit for what it is. FAKE NEWS. #CNNSUCKS‘
Still, Acosta was a class act, and his professionalism shone through in his reply to the propaganda peddler from Fox. He tweeted the facts, something that has been sorely missing from Fox. The CNN correspondent said that Hannity was “injecting poison” by “warping public attitudes:”
‘Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night. He says he’s just a talk show host, not a journalist. But he’s injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press. I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail.’
Twitter world went wild. Here are some more of our favorite tweets below:
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