One word perfectly sums up the tone of the conversation on Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources: hyperbolic.  Throughout the hour, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta effectively compared President Trump to Kim Jong-un while host Brian Stelter suggested to a New York Times White House Correspondent that rather than covering a White House beat, she was covering a “criminal beat.”

Stelter devoted an entire segment to complaining about President Trump’s treatment of the press during his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman complained that the President doesn’t “recognize…the necessity of promoting long-standing U.S. values,” specifically “a constitutionally protected press corps in the United States.”

CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta talked about how “sensitivities” surrounding Kim Jong-un led Sarah Sanders to only allow photographers, not reporters, into a pool spray at a dinner between Trump and the North Korean dictator. He later suggested that “it sounds like those sensitivities were more with the President than with Kim Jong-un” before invoking a backhanded comparison of President Trump to Kim Jong-un: “I just think sometimes here at the White House, they get confused over who the Supreme Leader is.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ryan-foley/2019/03/05/acosta-compares-trump-kim-jong-un-suggests-white-house-gets-confused

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