When he was ABC’s White House correspondent, Sam Donaldson was frequently ridiculed as a shit-for-brains idiot. Thankfully, he left the scene of the crime for a few years. The bad news is that he’s back, this time supporting this generation’s shit-for-brains idiot, CNN’s Jim Acosta.
Donaldson’s writing today is as worthless as his reporting was a decade ago. His spin-piece starts by saying “Reading Jim Acosta’s new book ‘Enemy of the People’ is like watching a train wreck in progress, with passengers bracing for the inevitable crash.” It continues with a laughable statement:
Acosta cites instance after instance when this President and many of his staff show that they are bent on interfering with the ability of reporters to bring the public an accurate account of the administration’s stewardship.
I’m betting that 75% of Americans think of today’s White House correspondents as glory-seeking elitists. Further, I’m betting that Americans think of these egomaniacs as only marginally interested in writing the truth. To hint that these White House glory-seekers are actual journalists is an insult to actual journalists like Catherine Herridge, Sharyl Attkisson and Sara Carter.
Then there’s this:
Whether now he truly believes that the mainstream press, as he says, reports “fake” news and is the “enemy of the American people,” or that such language is simply part of a tactic meant to stoke the anger of his “base” while escaping an objective accounting of his actions doesn’t matter. The effect is to undermine the credibility of the media, leaving him free to pursue policies that harm us at home and abroad.
The truth is that much of today’s ‘reporting’ is sloppy. A significant portion of the stuff that’s in the Washington Post, CNN and the New York Times is intended to drive a Far Left agenda. The truth isn’t a major consideration. It simply isn’t a big consideration.
It’s a rare day that the MSM gets the details right on a complex story. In Acosta’s case, he isn’t interested in reporting the story. He’d rather be the story. Remember this incident?
How Sam Donaldson can watch that and think that that’s legitimate reporting is mind-boggling. How on God’s green earth that’s considered reporting is beyond me. That’s why the media is no more popular than ants at picnics.