Boom: Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Jim Acosta for Making Press Briefings About Himself

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Posted: Mar 06, 2018 3:25 PM
Boom: Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Jim Acosta for Making Press Briefings About Himself

You know the name Jim Acosta because he makes so many scenes at the daily White House press briefings. Most of the time, it's due to his wanting to be called on by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. When he's not picked out of the crowd of reporters, he routinely complains about it on TV or on Twitter.

Last February, during a joint presser with President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Acosta threw a fit when the two leaders called on conservative outlets Christian Broadcasting Network and yours truly, instead of acknowledging CNN's presence. 

"The fix is in," he said after the press conference, as if the White House had colluded with the two outlets beforehand. (They hadn't).

Acosta was apparently was passed over again Monday for other reporters. 

Sanders had enough Monday. 

The two veterans Sanders recognized Monday, John Peck and Liam Dwyer, are retired Marine Corps sergeants who are trying to hold the Veterans Affairs agency accountable.

Acosta responded that he wished Sanders had given the veterans time to take their questions.

Snarky tweeting aside, last year Acosta told radio host Hugh Hewitt that his White House reporting has been fair, neutral and objective.