Jim Acosta Tries To Corner Rep. Marjorie Tayler Greene, Is Slapped Down And Silenced
Jim Acosta, the self-righteous fighter for the Democrat cause, who thought it was his duty to create news, confront the president rather than report on him, decided to try this on Rep. Marjorie Greene; he quickly found out that this little spitfire had some bite in her.
What followed was one of the better takedowns I’ve seen this year, with Greene taking apart Acosta’s narrative, making him read the text message in question (which he’s been misrepresenting), and leaving the CNN host stammering about how she’s “defensive.”
This is worth the three minutes. Watch it all.
Rep. Greene tweeted as she posted a video of the confrontation:
“I am repulsed that people gladly take a paycheck to lie and mischaracterize me like this guy, Jim Acosta. I want to think good things about the press, but they behave like this and it makes me sick to my stomach.”
“Did you send a text in asking for the president to declare martial law?” asked Acosta. “Did you do that?”
“I don’t recall those being my text messages,” said Greene, demanding that Acosta be honest and report on the whole text, during which she said, “I don’t know about those things.”
I am amazed at how little research he did here. If I confront someone, I will make sure I have all the source material studied and be prepared to back up what I am confronting, but Acosta shows that he clearly did not; he took a snippet out of the text and then ignored the rest. As I have stated, “The truth does not matter to these people, only the perception that they present the truth.” If they are caught in a lie, they shrug their shoulders and move on, there is never any accountability for them, yet they demand this of everyone else.
“The truth does not matter to these people, only the perception that they present the truth.”
The great thing is how quickly things turned sour for Acosta; the confrontation went on with him now on the defense:
“Why don’t you be honest?” asked Greene.
“You’re just another one of those liars on television,” she added. “And people hate it; they hate it. They can’t stand the liars on television.”
Greene told Acosta to pull up the message and read it, emphasizing the part where she said she did not know about martial law.
“Wait, excuse me, stop,” Greene said. “‘I don’t know on those things.’ Is that what it says?”
“You’re lying. You’re a liar. You know why people don’t like you?” added Greene. “Because you’re a liar. Why do you want to lie on television for your viewers.”
Things quickly went down a path Acosta was not anticipating; after he weakly apologized, saying, “I didn’t mean to lie!” he turned on her and tried to take control of the conversation:
“Well, why are you being so defensive?” Acosta demanded.
“You’re accusing me of something, and then when you read the actual words, it tells another story,” said Greene. “It tells the truth.”
She then looked at him with disdain, turned, and walked away, leaving him looking like some rejected schoolboy.
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