Last week, CNN News host Jim Acosta took a shot at Republicans and Fox News host Tucker Carlson in usual CNN fashion.
After Derek Chauvin’s trial, Carlson had said that the former police officer did not get a fair trial. According to him, members of the jury were intimidated by the fact that Black Lives Matter protests could worsen.
“The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came to a unanimous and unequivocal verdict Tuesday afternoon: ‘Please don’t hurt us.’ The jurors spoke for many in this country. Everyone understood perfectly well the consequences of an acquittal in this case. After nearly a year of burning, looting, and murder by BLM, that was never in doubt,” Carlson had said.
Reacting to what Carlson said, Acosta stated on CNN Newsroom: “It’s not just Laura Ingraham. How about Tucker Carlson, who in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict showed us all what’s under the hood.”
“Let’s be real. Tucker Carlson’s anger wasn’t about the actions of a police officer who murdered a man but about the guilty verdict. Or as Carlson, Fox’s chief white power correspondent, described the decision, ‘please don’t hurt us,’” he continued. “Now, you can call this an act or a shtick, but these big race-baiting lies have been spreading like cancer on the far-right.”
It’s no wonder that CNN’s ratings have gone even lower since Acosta became the host for the weekend CNN Newsroom.