Jim Acosta attempted to push the false narrative that voter fraud does not coincide with mail-in ballots, but was quickly met with a buzzsaw by the name of Kayleigh McEnany.
Acosta, a CNN political correspondent who believes the job of journalists is to counter everything that comes out of the President’s mouth rather than report the truth, defended social media giant Twitter’s efforts to ‘fact-check’ Trump.
As reported by the Political Insider, Twitter ‘fact-checked’ Trump’s claims of potential fraud through vote-by-mail schemes. Ironically, they did this on the very same day the Justice Department charged a mail carrier for allegedly altering ballots.
Acosta defended Twitter’s fact-check, which itself would later be fact-checked, by suggesting the President must be held accountable for his lies.
“Shouldn’t the president be fact-checked, especially this president who has made so many false and misleading statements that has put fact-checkers to work across the world?” Acosta snidely asked McEnany.
“If there’s any president out there we should be fact-checking, or political leader that should be fact-checked, isn’t it President Trump? Aren’t you trying to silence fact-checking by going after Twitter like this?” he added.
Of course, Acosta is of the mindset that voter fraud is a fictitious thing, which is demonstrably untrue in and of itself.
McEnany Steamrolled Him
McEnany, the White House Press Secretary, barely blinked before she thoroughly took apart Acosta’s argument and the entire left-wing media complex with him.
“If you’re going to get into the fact-checking business, there is no one that should be fact-checked more than the mainstream media that has been continually wrong about a number of things,” she fired back.
McEnany proceeded to list specific examples, including how CNN “botched their Wikileaks e-mail exclusive (in 2017) and were forced to make on-air corrections.”
“So if anyone needs to be fact-checked, I think it should be the media,” she concluded.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spars with CNN's Jim Acosta over fact-checking:
"There is no one that should be fact checked more than the mainstream media that has been continually wrong about a number of things."pic.twitter.com/TCApd99Rnp
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 28, 2020
Start With Acosta
Acosta continued to antagonize by claiming media mistakes are only made “from time to time” and suggested they always correct the record in a timely manner.
If that is the case, Acosta should start by admitting there are experts on both sides of the political spectrum who agree mail-in ballots do create conditions ripe for fraud.
Vote-by-mail schemes, contrary to what he wants you to believe, are considered by many experts as a means of facilitating voter fraud. A bipartisan electoral reform commission in 2005 concluded that mail-in voting creates privacy issues and “increases the risk of fraud.”
So go ahead and correct the record, CNN. We’re waiting.
This article originally appeared at The Mental Recession and was republished with permission.
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