TOO FUNNY! After CNN’s Acosta Posts Mirror Pic, The Internet Offers Its Best Parodies

CNN’s Jim Acosta has now become the laughing stock of the internet after he posted a fairly innocent, albeit questionable, photo on his social media. The photo features him looking intensely into a mirror at his own reflection while he waits in a showroom ahead of his appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show.

He must have forgotten about photoshop for a brief second as he delivered a soft pitch to the internet to make parodies of the photo. And people on the internet did what they do best: showcased their creativity and quick wit to make some hilarious edits of Acosta’s original.

Here’s the photo in question:

Incoming Parodies galore…

As the Daily Wire reports, the photo is far from the only reason people are laughing at Acosta. Acosta often creates drama at White House press conferences.

Here’s one example:

The Atlantic published “Jim Acosta’s Dangerous Brand of Performance Journalism” on Tuesday, which accuses the professional provocateur of “amplifying the president’s anti-press campaign.”

“Whenever a reporter who has not been kidnapped by terrorists, shot by an assailant, or won a big prize becomes an actor in her own story, she has lost the fight,” The Atlantic’s Todd Purdum wrote. “Or in this case, reinforced the corrosive, cynical, and deeply dangerous feedback loop that has convinced Trump’s most fervent supporters that his relentless brief against the press has merit: FAKE NEWS! SAD!”

Purdue noted that the White House press briefings have become “a circus of reportorial self-expression” and “self-promotion,” things that Acosta has seemingly built his personal brand on.

Continued:

The profile specifically references a recent exchange between Acosta and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in which Acosta asked Sanders if she thought the press was an enemy of the American people.

“I think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the press, the people who are gathered in this room right now, are doing their jobs every day, asking questions of officials like the ones you brought forward earlier, are not the enemy of the people,” Acosta ranted. “I … I think we … we deserve that.”

Purdue notes that when Sanders tried to respond, Acosta “interrupted her repeatedly … then cut off his colleagues to demand a follow-up,” and after Sanders did not give him the answer he wanted, he stormed out of the briefing room like a child.

H/T: Twitchy

 

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