Via Josh at TPM: CNN's Jim Acosta "goes there." He says out loud — he says into an open mic, he says while looking into a camera — what everyone already knows:
Remarkable worlds from CNN's Jim Acosta. Not surprising. But these are not ways reporters talk on network or cable network TV. Watch this! pic.twitter.com/2gUqdlREOd
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 11, 2018
"Please take a moment to watch this video," Josh writes. "It’s remarkable and important. The words themselves are not terribly surprising. They’re really undeniable. But reporters on network or cable network TV simply do not talk this way. They don’t cut this close to the reality of situation."
Here's what Acosta said: "The president of the United States seems to have a problem in this area. We can tip-toe around it, we can dance around it and not really put our finger on it. But the president seems to harbor racist feelings about people of color."
Drop the "seems to" from Acosta's statement and we're cutting even closer to the undeniable reality of the situation.