The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

The Enemy of the People A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America From CNN s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta an explosive first hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in Pre

  • Title: The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
  • Author: Jim Acosta
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  • From CNN s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump s war on truth In Mr Trump s campaign against what he calls Fake News, CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one From the mome

    From CNN s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump s war on truth In Mr Trump s campaign against what he calls Fake News, CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one From the moment Mr Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists the enemy of the people

    Acosta presents a revealing examination of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and the unprecedented threat the rhetoric Mr Trump is directing has on our democracy When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same

    At CNN, Acosta offers a never before reported account of what it s like to be the President s least favorite correspondent Acosta goes head to head with the White House, even after Trump supporters have threatened his life with words as well as physical violence

    From the hazy denials and accusations meant to discredit the Mueller investigation, to the president s scurrilous tweets, Jim Acosta is in the eye of the storm while reporting live to millions of people across the world After spending hundreds of hours with the revolving door of White House personnel, Acosta paints portraits of the personalities of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner and Acosta is tenacious and unyielding in his public battle to preserve the First Amendment and RealNews

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liked it If you ve ever wondered if the journalists covering this current administration find it as mind boggling, disturbing, and downright batshit crazy as many of the rest of us do, this book will answer your question Jim Acosta s spars with press secretaries and Individual 1 himself are legendary, and he writes about it all here He pulls no punches He comes across as stubborn and dogged and also quite funny I remember all of these exchanges and it was interesting to read about them from his viewp If you ve ever wondered if the journalists covering this current administration find it as mind boggling, disturbing, and downright batshit crazy as many of the rest of us do, this book will answer your question Jim Acosta s spars with press secretaries and Individual 1 himself are legendary, and he writes about it all here He pulls no punches He comes across as stubborn and dogged and also quite funny I remember all of these exchanges and it was interesting to read about them from his viewpoint But his underlying message is important a free press is vital to a democracy Truth matters And American democracy is only as strong as the people willing to hold it accountable flag 17 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Phil rated it it was amazing Words can never express the gratitude of the nation for reporters like Jim Acosta He is a top shelf journalist His advice to young journalists Do your job and tell the truth To be clear, his book is commentary His job is reporting flag 14 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2019 Jim Razinha rated it really liked it This book could be titled American Horror Story, subtitled with an update to the 2004 Daily Mirror headline How Can 62,984,828 People Be So Dumb But Mr Acosta calls it like the journalist he is the hate filled, physically threatening, dangerous to the remaining shreds of a faux democracy spew from the mind boggling swamp we have descended into since that amended headline From the ichor of the campaign trail and the surreal hate mongering rallies to the peat bog of covering the White House a This book could be titled American Horror Story, subtitled with an update to the 2004 Daily Mirror headline How Can 62,984,828 People Be So Dumb But Mr Acosta calls it like the journalist he is the hate filled, physically threatening, dangerous to the remaining shreds of a faux democracy spew from the mind boggling swamp we have descended into since that amended headline From the ichor of the campaign trail and the surreal hate mongering rallies to the peat bog of covering the White House and having to deal with the ilk of Spicer and Sanders, and the childish tantrums of their boss, enduring public attacks and death threats, Acosta has seen much, reported on much, seen such blatant lies, called out such blatant lies, and been the target of petulance unheard of from an office that has changed the face of public interaction foreverand in case my description leaves any ambiguity, not in a good way Acosta s detractors and enemies will cry much fault here, and he does lapse his professionalism a bit admitting so when he does because the high road is so far out of the intellectual range of the wrong wingers as to be invisible and silent, so he descends closer to their level to throw a few punches back at the mindless bullies.Okay That ll draw some comments This book covers a period from the time of a candidacy announcement through a successful restoration of WH credentials that had been childishly revoked under contrived accusations somebody doesn t like to be confronted, and really doesn t like to be confronted by someone smarter Acosta dangerously calls out the truth Beyond the slash and burn tactics employed by his campaign against his rivals, T has often twisted the truth, lied, and attacked those who would call out his falsehoods most notably the national press corps The Washington Post fact checkers have catalogued nearly ten thousand false or misleading statements in the first two years of his presidency He paid a price and still does.I have seen my life turned upside down covering Trump His attacks on me and my colleagues, dedicated and talented journalists, have real life consequences My family and friends worry about my safety I hope at the end of the day the sacrifice will be worth it No I know it will be.Acosta was not new to the WH beat And he, like many of us, saw a problem looming As a reporter who d covered previous administrations as well as much of T s campaign, I suspected the office would not transform the man T struck me as potentially unprepared for the White House potentially say rather, wholly Acosta drew a line earlyBut there was a pressing emergency that day January 11, 2017 T s disregard for the truth The incoming president was questioning the validity of a perfectly legitimate news story One thing I tried to make clear at that news conference is that the truth is worth defending.And his credentials the real ones, not the paper ones issued and revoked gives him access to some placed anonymous sources As a very senior White House official would later tell me, this was all by design He rules by instability He wins by making everything around him unstable, the official told me That way, the official said, T controls the chaos Acosta discusses the immigration imperative It appeared he d come to the White House to weaponize his biases, and the travel ban was his first order of business that he rightly ties directly to a tragically comically deranged evil in the form of Stephen Miller Miller wasn t drinking the immigration Kool Aid He was making it and the beginnings of the concentrated attacks on the press, quoting transcripts and honestly admitting when the transcript did not reflect his recall because microphones were turned off or pulled away like when T answers another reporter the leaks are absolutely real The news is fake because so much of the news is fake The leaks are real, but the news is fake Did you get that Let that wash over you for a second It s a bit of a mind bender This was when, listening to T , I would feel my eyes glaze over My thought at that moment was, What the hell is he talking about Curiously, neither T nor his sheep ever seem to have registered that crying leak admits guilt Yes, someone can leak fake information, but seriously, look at the many, many contexts where the leaks were not of fake information When T says to Acosta for all to hear Well, that s well, you know, we do have other people You do have other people and your ratings aren t as good as some of the other people that are waiting , does he hear himself Another anonymous official T watches you guys nonstop, the official said of the president s secret preference for watching CNN He watches Fox to make himself feel better, he added.Head shake Just wow In the Spicer era , Acosta tells a sad truth Part of the problem we have run up against as reporters in the age of T is that we have to serve as fact checkers in real time Because T sometimes begins the day with untrue or unfounded claims on Twitter, journalists must spend much of their time setting the record straight.There s that chaos And it sadly worksthe sheep swallow the manure with shallow minds blankthe rest of us can t sift fast enough Spicer, Acosta observes, was sorely unqualified, and would scream inanities, even calling Acosta at homeThere I was, standing next to my young son, who had come into the room, listening to Sean screaming at the top of his lungs, You re a f ing weasel When I hung up, I looked down at my son With a look of astonishment on his face, he asked, Who was that Son, I said, that was the White House Acosta doesn t, nor should he, censor the interchange His replacementthough not a screamer, was worse or better at lying On one of the quite rare occasions where Stephen Miller was at the press briefing, Miller s stealth leaked One interesting moment in our exchange came when Miller, after being challenged on these points, lobbed what appeared to be a fresh line of attack According to him, I was revealing my cosmopolitan bias What in the world is a cosmopolitan bias, you ask It is as bizarre to me now as it was then, but it is not an unfamiliar term As it turns out, the term cosmopolitan was used by Joseph Stalin to purge anti Soviet critics in the USSR.Surprised Acosta said Miller was too smart to be drawn in by obvious questions Isn t this a racist policy , so he had to throw him off with the unexpected the poem from the base of the Statue of Liberty to maybe get a candid remark Acosta says For the record, I would debate Miller anytime anywhere on the subject of immigration not because I have a passion for flooding America with immigrants from south of the border, as the xenophobes would have you believe Miller accused me at that briefing of being in favor of open borders, a tactic used by anti immigration zealots.Immodest Why not The chapter on Charlottesville is a dark one in our history, and a revealing one of the true T It is still stunning to read the president s remarks from that day As of this writing , remarkably, they remain on the official White House website Of the Helsinki embarrassment Every time he Putin sees me, he says, I didn t do that, and I really believe that, when he tells me that, he means it, T said to reporters on Air Force One I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country Jaw drop Who the eff cares if Putin is insulted Putin maybe, his people on his behalf, and T ohyeah This book was published before the latest flipflop love affair with Kim Jong UnT was bragging to the Puerto Rico governor about being able to use his nuclear football on Kim, and now he s besties When T was crowing over the body slamming of a journalist by a future congress, um, man, Acosta saysIt was a perfect example of why my concerns are not just about the president s behavior They re about his effect on the rest of the country.And that effect was intensely personal, after his revoked credentials were forced to be restored There I was, standing in the street tossing a football with my son as we often do , and about fifty feet away from us stood a man with a gun on his belt a security guard assigned to my family and me in response to the death threats that had been pouring in as part of the backlash to the judge s ruling in CNN s favor.Damn Acosta closes with something I hold dear and repeat out loud, almost as a mantra There must be a common understanding that words matter They have meaning Words have power I believe the term the enemy of the people will come to help define this era, when one group of people was pitted against another in ways that I had not seen in my lifetime.This Really this And finally Some of us, not I, have sacrificed everything for this profession, from war zones to, unfortunately, newsrooms Journalists have done this out of a deep devotion to the people It is a devotion born out of a love for all people That is a truth worth defending, as journalists are people too.Yes They are flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 16, 2019 Chris Sosa rated it really liked it Jim Acosta will be remembered by history as central to the narrative of President Donald Trump s war on the free press That makes The Enemy of the People an essential work of contemporaneous journalism regarding the Trump administration.Let s get this out of the way upfront Is Acosta an irritating, self satisfied and cartoonishly macho figure whose persona harms the seriousness with which other journalists are taken Yes, yes, yes and maybe a little bit But no criticism of Acosta s personal Jim Acosta will be remembered by history as central to the narrative of President Donald Trump s war on the free press That makes The Enemy of the People an essential work of contemporaneous journalism regarding the Trump administration.Let s get this out of the way upfront Is Acosta an irritating, self satisfied and cartoonishly macho figure whose persona harms the seriousness with which other journalists are taken Yes, yes, yes and maybe a little bit But no criticism of Acosta s personality detracts from the fact he stands on the right side of history and recounted this important moment with clarity Acosta presents a full throated defense of the concept of a free press and expertly contextualizes his first person experiences with the Trump administration The Enemy of the People is a solid read from an obviously gifted long form reporter flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 14, 2019 Charlotte Collinsworth rated it really liked it Acosta does a great job of describing how he experienced events we all watched on TV over the last few years Good account and tying fact and personal perspective togetherif you are looking for him to be a reporter and not a commentator.ease watch the news flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2019 The Pfaeffle Journal Diane rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 3.5 Acosta comes across as a little self centered While I respect that he has stood up to Trump, I feel his tone is a bit boastful flag 5 likesLike see review May 25, 2019 Owlseyes inside Notre Dame, its so strange a 15 hour blaze and30 minutes wait to call the firemenand marked it as to read Shelves the wall Well, to my recall, this is the guy who went to the border to prove there s no crisisbut there he saw there was a wall That proves what flag 5 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 13, 2019 Linda rated it it was amazing Thank youIt s encouraging that you remain committed to freedom if the press and it s importance to our democracy I remain hopeful flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 18, 2019 Wayne Thomas rated it really liked it review of another edition I m normally not a reader of political non fiction books Especially ones that are negative in tone, I ve always found them to be a bit tacky That being said, I ve watched the President of the United States of America shout fake news instead of intelligently defend his record every time a news story comes out that he doesn t fancy I ve watched press briefings disappear and reporters disrespected Acosta has stood up to our bully in chief time and time again and has defended the right to free I m normally not a reader of political non fiction books Especially ones that are negative in tone, I ve always found them to be a bit tacky That being said, I ve watched the President of the United States of America shout fake news instead of intelligently defend his record every time a news story comes out that he doesn t fancy I ve watched press briefings disappear and reporters disrespected Acosta has stood up to our bully in chief time and time again and has defended the right to free press and free speech This story is worth telling and he tells it effectively with humor and heart flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2019 Brian Willis rated it really liked it review of another edition Acosta details the behind the scenes chaos of covering this White House, which attacks the press on a daily basis But here, we see what it is like covering the news as a White House Correspondent, particularly if you are Jim Acosta from CNN, who literally had his 1st and 5th Amendment rights violated by the White House as determined by a federal judge appointed by Trump.The book begins with the Inauguration and covers through early 2019, when Acosta had his press credential revoked and then res Acosta details the behind the scenes chaos of covering this White House, which attacks the press on a daily basis But here, we see what it is like covering the news as a White House Correspondent, particularly if you are Jim Acosta from CNN, who literally had his 1st and 5th Amendment rights violated by the White House as determined by a federal judge appointed by Trump.The book begins with the Inauguration and covers through early 2019, when Acosta had his press credential revoked and then restored by the judicial process We learn details of the utter contempt this Administration has for a free press that can ask critical questions they have done so of every POTUS Acosta of course has serious criticism and even nasty stories about Trump, but his real animus is directed towards Sean Spicer and even so for Sarah Huckabee Sanders who comes across as a political hack and disingenuous press secretary of dubious tactics Let s face it if you re a Trump supporter, you re not going to read or like this book But if you are concerned about the state of our country, the actions of this Administration, and especially the violent attacks on the media when you remember when the media investigated and reported the news, you will be sympathetic to Acosta s account These stories only really get out in books and not in broadcast interviews, and Acosta tells a great story flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Ann rated it did not like it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Save your money and get this from the library It s hard to sympathize with Jim Acosta who helped create a problem and didn t really care about it until it started affecting him directly.I hope his attitudes are not indicative of the general attitudes of our news media because we are in trouble if they are Passive aggressively sniping with Sarah Sanders doesnt impress anyone and it s not an act of bravery Being shocked by the presence of white supremacists in the White House was just funny to Save your money and get this from the library It s hard to sympathize with Jim Acosta who helped create a problem and didn t really care about it until it started affecting him directly.I hope his attitudes are not indicative of the general attitudes of our news media because we are in trouble if they are Passive aggressively sniping with Sarah Sanders doesnt impress anyone and it s not an act of bravery Being shocked by the presence of white supremacists in the White House was just funny to me, how naive and sheltered could one man possibly be The overall message of this book is good, that words matter and how our leaders conduct themselves translate into how our society functions, but it couldn t have come from a worse messenger The lame attempts at humor scattered throughout the book made it just that much harder to take seriously Not to mention, there were factual errors in a few places, like when Acosta pretends Trump is the only president who has ever played nice with the Saudi s and there has never been any precedent for that in the past I had no real opinion on news media one way or the other before I read this book Now that I have read it I definitely have a negative view of news media and I will never be able to take Jim Acosta seriously again flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 07, 2019 Thelizyouknow rated it it was amazing By way of disclaimer, I should say that I ve been a news junkie since CNN was the only 24 hour news channel, and I ve pretty much stayed with this network That means I was watching the events Acosta, the network s White House correspondant, describes in the book.It s still worth hearing his point of view.The Trump administration has not behaved toward the press as its predecessors did They seem to disallow any intelligence on behalf to the average citizen in telling obvious untruths that s my By way of disclaimer, I should say that I ve been a news junkie since CNN was the only 24 hour news channel, and I ve pretty much stayed with this network That means I was watching the events Acosta, the network s White House correspondant, describes in the book.It s still worth hearing his point of view.The Trump administration has not behaved toward the press as its predecessors did They seem to disallow any intelligence on behalf to the average citizen in telling obvious untruths that s my point of view as a news consumer, but I believe it to be valid When journalists have called them on it, the White House s reaction has been like using a nuclear missile on a mosquito overkill to the point that it draws criticism and is in fact ineffective the mosquito just circles around for another try.Mr Acosta might not appreciate the comparison to a blood sucking insect, since he is in fact doing his job For the record, he does it quite well This book describes his struggle against the administration s designation of him, his employer and the whole of the American press as enemies of the people in ways I found intriguing, to say the least However, the bit that will stick with me is the image of Acosta, having been advised by his employer and his legal counsel to keep quiet during his court case, waiting until he got in the car after the temporary restraining order restored his press pass was issued before yelling We beat Trump This is a memoir, not news reporting, so it s not supposed to be unbiased The facts Acosta states, though, seem to comport to the things I saw at the time The book is readable and enjoyable.We now return you to your regularly scheduled fiction reviews flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2019 Denise rated it it was amazing Shelves read 2019 Do I wish that at this point the world really didn t need any books calling out some form of egregiously awful behaviour or other by the Trump administration and certain individuals therein Why yes, I certainly do But as long as such behaviour continues and, if anything, intensifies, books such as this remain very much relevant and needed and will continue to end up on my TBR The enduring attacks on the media and free speech in particular have been and continue to be shocking and appalli Do I wish that at this point the world really didn t need any books calling out some form of egregiously awful behaviour or other by the Trump administration and certain individuals therein Why yes, I certainly do But as long as such behaviour continues and, if anything, intensifies, books such as this remain very much relevant and needed and will continue to end up on my TBR The enduring attacks on the media and free speech in particular have been and continue to be shocking and appalling not only to many Americans but also to those of us watching and shaking our heads in dismay and disbelief from around the world, and anyone who stands up against them has my full and unwavering support flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 03, 2019 Diana rated it it was amazing A very well written narrative of what it is like to cover the Trump White House Keep up the good work, White House Press Corps You are NOT the enemy of the people flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 19, 2019 Everydayreader1 rated it it was amazing Veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, forthrightly details his confrontation with the Trump White House on matters of truth, fact, lies, deceit, fake news, and the necessity of a free press He also shares his family history as a first generation American, his views on democracy, and where we go from here.

    I anxiously awaited the publication of this book, and it does not disappoint Jim Acosta s candor about the Trump administration s assault on our democracy and freedom of the pres

    Veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, forthrightly details his confrontation with the Trump White House on matters of truth, fact, lies, deceit, fake news, and the necessity of a free press He also shares his family history as a first generation American, his views on democracy, and where we go from here.

    I anxiously awaited the publication of this book, and it does not disappoint Jim Acosta s candor about the Trump administration s assault on our democracy and freedom of the press, though scary and disheartening, is also refreshing and hopeful because he, and other journalists, continue to do their jobs and inform the American people about what is happening, speaking truth to power There is nothing fake about that It is admirable and, in my view, heroic, especially in the face of threats to personal safety There is much to think about concerning intolerance, lack of acceptance of others, and immigration and other policies this administration has enacted which stifle democracy, and our response to it as citizens I am thankful to Jim Acosta for his contributions to journalism and his unwavering efforts to hold the Trump administration accountable to explain to the American people and the world what they are doing and the consequences of those actions and policies I highly recommend that everyone, regardless of political beliefs, take the time to read this book.

    flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2019 Susan Lawson, SL rated it it was amazing Amazing What Journalists Do.Consider a country without the press and the kind of president we have today It boggles my mind that Trump supporters have not ever considered that possibility It s very scary This book is not a hit piece, it explains in a very respectful way what journalists have to go through flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Bettie marked it as maybe review of another edition Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book Two things Sean 1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined Sad You re in the book It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn t Enjoy Jim Acosta flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 13, 2019 Susan aka Just My Op rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio, social issues or commentary, u s presidents, personal_memoir_biography I m a reporter, but I m an American first But Jim Acosta is very much a reporter, a journalist, and has been slapped down for it, belittled, and received than a few vicious and graphic death threats Is this any way to treat a White House reporter for CNN Apparently it is if you are reporting on a president who considers any reporter who questions the president s actions and behavior to be an Enemy of the People Our democracy is built on the concept, among others, of freedom of the pre I m a reporter, but I m an American first But Jim Acosta is very much a reporter, a journalist, and has been slapped down for it, belittled, and received than a few vicious and graphic death threats Is this any way to treat a White House reporter for CNN Apparently it is if you are reporting on a president who considers any reporter who questions the president s actions and behavior to be an Enemy of the People Our democracy is built on the concept, among others, of freedom of the press, and it s an incredibly dangerous precedent to want to muzzle them Of course, there is no such problem if you are one of the sycophantic news organizations who toady up to everything the president says and does, even when it s obvious he is lying and obvious he contradicts himself.Mr Acosta had his White House press pass revoked when it was claimed he acosta d an intern, despite that the original video show that was absolutely not true, even the doctored video released fails to confirm this Apologies for the bad pun And the revocation had to be challenged in court, with a Trump appointed jurist in charge.Apparently, Mr Acosta has been criticized for grandstanding, for being abrasive I don t find his reporting to be that, I just find a hard hitting journalist who wants to get answers to his legitimate questions and is repeatedly rebuked for it.To have a president who calls a mainstream journalist the enemy of the people is extraordinarily dangerous If we lose freedom of the press, we are on the fast track to lose our democracy Crying wolf I don t think so flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2019 Donna Hines rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves library holds, borrowed library books We must have transparency.The Enemy of the People is not the media They are simply members of the free press who must do what they are paid to in keeping checks and balances.The lies are common place for malignant narcissists While the enablers are plentiful.Without the fact checkers and the lie checkers we d have no news.Which brings me to my next point.Narcissists are excellent at selling themselves Even negative press is free press.They operate from a false sense of self and will destr We must have transparency.The Enemy of the People is not the media They are simply members of the free press who must do what they are paid to in keeping checks and balances.The lies are common place for malignant narcissists While the enablers are plentiful.Without the fact checkers and the lie checkers we d have no news.Which brings me to my next point.Narcissists are excellent at selling themselves Even negative press is free press.They operate from a false sense of self and will destroy anything in their path.Those who do not understand gaslighting, manipulation, blackmailing, intimidation, manipulation, brain washing would be wise to invest some time and energy into understanding the methods to the madness.While this book touched on many topics we have already been subjected too it didn t mention anything shocking or unknown.Therefore, for me it was just another discussion about the instability and lack of boundaries within the White House and the current Presidency flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 18, 2019 Stephen Malo added it WowAfter reading this book by Jim Acosta, the first words that came to me were, God help us The current disaster known as the Trump administration and his treatment of the free press is disgusting The audacity of any president to feel they have the right to pick and choose which reporters are allowed to report This screams of Nazi Germany in the 1940 s Absolutely sickening Kudos to Jim for fighting the good fight It means than you know flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 19, 2019 Sandy rated it it was amazing review of another edition I needed to read this book Most of the time, the words left me angry But it s important to remind myself of all of the specific things that trump has done to our country It s important to not get numb For that reason, this is an important book to read Thank you, Jim Acosta flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 12, 2019 Dave rated it did not like it Dear diary flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jul 02, 2019 Susan rated it really liked it Anyone who follows Jim Acosta, and the news briefing Already knows the story whats in the book My recommendation is if you follow Mr Acosta religiously on the news It is just a repeat of what has been going on I don t want to re live the last two years again I did, by buying the book But, if you are not a political junkie I recommend that you read it Most of the things he went through in the last two years I already knew about.There are some things I didn t know about Mr Acosta Such a Anyone who follows Jim Acosta, and the news briefing Already knows the story whats in the book My recommendation is if you follow Mr Acosta religiously on the news It is just a repeat of what has been going on I don t want to re live the last two years again I did, by buying the book But, if you are not a political junkie I recommend that you read it Most of the things he went through in the last two years I already knew about.There are some things I didn t know about Mr Acosta Such as that he comes from a Cuban father Which makes sense why he stands up, and not to be silenced Why the freedom of speech and freedom of the press is so important to him One thing I have to say that irritates me over, and over again Is that journalists and reporters are so competitive for the story Many of them were angry at Mr Acosta for standing up to the President They felt he was part of the story To stand up to the president, unfortunately The only way is to be part of the story Thank g d for Mr Acosta and others like him Who makes the President, and his cabinet accountable for his actions flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 11, 2019 Joy joyous reads rated it really liked it Shelves non fiction This is a tough one to get through just because it s a maddening read flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2019 Mary ODriscoll rated it it was amazing Great read Reading Jim s book gave me a great insight into to the chaos in the White House I now have a negative opinion of Sarah Sanders, the press secretary Vindictive and nasty behavior ,worse than I thought Kudos to Jim Acosta trying to get the truth out to the American public His job is not an easy one, especially in this hostile environment flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2019 Eric rated it liked it Having heard the author speak a few weeks before the publication of this book I was very looking forward to it It s okay, even good, as an account if his experiences as a White House correspondent I had hope forMore analysis and less contemporaneous recounting if events Is it a must read Based on the title, I think it should be Reading it submerged me in the steady streamof the ridiculous and even horrifying realities of this time in the life of our nation Following the news on a daily bas Having heard the author speak a few weeks before the publication of this book I was very looking forward to it It s okay, even good, as an account if his experiences as a White House correspondent I had hope forMore analysis and less contemporaneous recounting if events Is it a must read Based on the title, I think it should be Reading it submerged me in the steady streamof the ridiculous and even horrifying realities of this time in the life of our nation Following the news on a daily basis provides with than I need of that I hope that at some point Acosta and maybe others will bring of the analysis of the impact of these times and events on our democracy than mere retelling He hints at it towards the end I wanted flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2019 Lee rated it really liked it DebateI debated my rating for this book I really felt there was a lot of poor me in it and almost quit reading before I was done I m glad I finished, though I respect Acosta s reporting, which is the primary reason I bought the book I agree with the abuse and disregard of this President and administration to the rule of law is unconstitutional The author s epilogue saved the book IMO I remain hopeful the institutions created by our Founding Fathers with our Constitution will get us throu DebateI debated my rating for this book I really felt there was a lot of poor me in it and almost quit reading before I was done I m glad I finished, though I respect Acosta s reporting, which is the primary reason I bought the book I agree with the abuse and disregard of this President and administration to the rule of law is unconstitutional The author s epilogue saved the book IMO I remain hopeful the institutions created by our Founding Fathers with our Constitution will get us through this era and return to the values we ve held for over 2 centuries flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 26, 2019 Stacy Bearse rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction From CNN s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, a disturbing, inside account of the hostility he faces reporting on Trump s White House He paints Trump as an erratic, dysfunctional leader, who strives to cover his misdeeds by convincing Americans not to trust the reporting of mass media Such is the methodology of a despot Audio book flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 20, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing EXCELLENT book I am a news junkie, and my channel of choice is CNN So when all of the hubub went down between Jim Acosta and the White House, I was riveted to see how it would all turn out Jim Acosta offers an inside view from his perspective of dealing with Trump World as he calls it and navigating his way around the open hostility directed at both him and other members of the press It is always shocking to me when I hear of the repeated attempts by our current administration to suppress EXCELLENT book I am a news junkie, and my channel of choice is CNN So when all of the hubub went down between Jim Acosta and the White House, I was riveted to see how it would all turn out Jim Acosta offers an inside view from his perspective of dealing with Trump World as he calls it and navigating his way around the open hostility directed at both him and other members of the press It is always shocking to me when I hear of the repeated attempts by our current administration to suppress the news they don t like, and discredit those who report it Hearing how things occurred from Jim s perspective is an interesting insiders viewpoint Although we are almost all aware of it now, it still surprises me to see the lengths some of the White House staff will go to in an attempt to back up Trump s lies This was an engrossing read and I whipped through it in 2 days flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 14, 2019 Beth rated it liked it The press corp who cover the Trump White House deserve hazard pay for the job they have to put up I was amazed and appalled by all the crap they have to endure to just bring us the news and report what was said, and then fact check the information Reading Jim Acosta s details about covering the Trump White House really does show what a dangerous job covering THIS White House has become Having a job where you are forced to interact with bullies and liars everyday can t be easy But then having The press corp who cover the Trump White House deserve hazard pay for the job they have to put up I was amazed and appalled by all the crap they have to endure to just bring us the news and report what was said, and then fact check the information Reading Jim Acosta s details about covering the Trump White House really does show what a dangerous job covering THIS White House has become Having a job where you are forced to interact with bullies and liars everyday can t be easy But then having things escalate to where your life is in danger due to a tweet from this President puts the job of being a journalist covering the White House in a whole new category of risk Thank GOD we have people like Jim Acosta and other journalists like him who continue to push back on this President s abhorrent behavior and lies These journalists seem to be the only ones who are still standing and willing to not back down against these attacks from Trump s White House These journalists have become America s last hope and they deserve our attention and respect We can t survive without them flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Combine Editions The Enemy of the People A Dangerous 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    1. If you ve ever wondered if the journalists covering this current administration find it as mind boggling, disturbing, and downright batshit crazy as many of the rest of us do, this book will answer your question Jim Acosta s spars with press secretaries and Individual 1 himself are legendary, and he writes about it all here He pulls no punches He comes across as stubborn and dogged and also quite funny I remember all of these exchanges and it was interesting to read about them from his viewp If [...]


    2. Words can never express the gratitude of the nation for reporters like Jim Acosta He is a top shelf journalist His advice to young journalists Do your job and tell the truth To be clear, his book is commentary His job is reporting.


    3. This book could be titled American Horror Story, subtitled with an update to the 2004 Daily Mirror headline How Can 62,984,828 People Be So Dumb But Mr Acosta calls it like the journalist he is the hate filled, physically threatening, dangerous to the remaining shreds of a faux democracy spew from the mind boggling swamp we have descended into since that amended headline From the ichor of the campaign trail and the surreal hate mongering rallies to the peat bog of covering the White House a This [...]


    4. Jim Acosta will be remembered by history as central to the narrative of President Donald Trump s war on the free press That makes The Enemy of the People an essential work of contemporaneous journalism regarding the Trump administration.Let s get this out of the way upfront Is Acosta an irritating, self satisfied and cartoonishly macho figure whose persona harms the seriousness with which other journalists are taken Yes, yes, yes and maybe a little bit But no criticism of Acosta s personal Jim A [...]


    5. Acosta does a great job of describing how he experienced events we all watched on TV over the last few years Good account and tying fact and personal perspective togetherif you are looking for him to be a reporter and not a commentator.ease watch the news.


    6. 3.5 Acosta comes across as a little self centered While I respect that he has stood up to Trump, I feel his tone is a bit boastful.


    7. Well, to my recall, this is the guy who went to the border to prove there s no crisisbut there he saw there was a wall That proves what


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