CNN’s Jim Acosta just can’t help himself during the daily Coronavirus Task Force press conferences. He’s always trying to score political points by asking ‘gotcha’ questions.
Today was no different except that he chose another target to try and interrupt. Dr. Deborah Birx was mid-sentence when Acosta jumped in (watch below).
Brilliant legal mind Jonathan Turley tweeted out a swipe at Acosta for his rude interruption that’s spot on:
Jim Acosta's interruption of Dr. Birx is an example of how CNN's echo-journalism model is destroying the media's credibility. Every question from Acosta is an effort to score points rather than elicit information. It is a press pandemic that continues to rage without relief.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) April 3, 2020
Watch as Dr. Birx is challenged by Acosta:
Jim Acosta interrupts Dr. Birx as she criticizes the WHO’s response to coronavirus.
Jim Acosta interrupts Dr. Birx as she criticizes the WHO’s response to coronavirus
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 3, 2020