Saturday afternoon, CNN’s Jim Acosta called out rival network FOX news for peddling debunked information, directly calling the right-wing network a “dangerous BS factory.”
“We need to hit the pause button and address what has been another mind-boggling week in disinformation,” Acosta said.
Acosta aired clips of Fox News reporter John Roberts, Fox Business anchor Larry Kudlow, and Fox anchor Jesse Watters lying about President Joe Biden seeking to limit meat consumption.
He later took aim at the New York Post story that claimed Vice President Kamala Harris was giving out copies of her book to migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, in an attempt to profit from the misery. The story was completely made up and the reporter, Laura Italiano, later resigned this past Tuesday, claiming she had to write the story under pressure from her editors.
She claimed that she unsuccessfully tried to push back against the story, and called it her “breaking point.”
“An announcement: Today I handed in my resignation to my editors at the New York Post,” Italiano tweeted.
For the record, the books penned by Kamala Harris were provided by government officials at the shelter, and the sole copy seen in the photograph that The Post published on its front page had been donated through a neighborhood toy and book drive for the migrant children, local officials told The Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Acosta said, “The lies these days are moving at the speed of light while spreading so much darkness. Take, for example, the uproar over this New York Post story that claimed that copies of a children’s book written by Vice President Kamala Harris were being given to migrant kids in their welcome kits. That tale from the border didn’t just border on B.S., this was USDA, grade A bulls–t. And the reporter who wrote this story resigned, claiming she was forced to make it up, but the damage was done, pumped out over the airwaves at the bulls–t factory known as Fox News.”
CNN did not censor Acosta’s curses.
Acosta would later point out “The Big Lie” stemming from the former President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, would later serve as the accelerant for the January 6th attempt at a coup d’etat at the U.S. Capitol. Since then, Georgia, Florida and many more states have passed or are currently attempting to pass laws designed to restrict voting access in Black and Brown communities.