Friday's HOT MIC
Rick, I'm not particularly incensed about Acosta's recent antics. The sooner everyone accepts that all media outlets have biases that seep into their reporting the better off we'll be. It's actually a good thing to have the biases on full display rather than continuing with this charade that journalists are nonpartisan arbiters of the truth. Even if it were possible for a media outlet to be completely unbiased in its reporting (and I'm not convinced that's possible), there would still be bias in the form of story selection. Editors and producers decide what is newsworthy and allocate resources accordingly. CNN showing its hand in the form of Acosta is just highlighting what should be obvious to most Americans by now. I actually liked Acosta's debate with Miller. How often do TV news viewers get to see unfiltered debate like this? Sure, CNN is only airing it because they think Acosta was right and he won the debate, but the beauty of it is that viewers got to hear both sides of the argument and can decide for themselves who's right, no matter the spin CNN puts on it. The White House should send Miller out there every day to defend and champion Trump's policies. Bring it on.