CNN anchor Jim Acosta slammed Fox News as a “bullsh*t factory” for echoing false reports about President Biden’s administration, including a claim that copies of a book from Vice President Kamala Harris are given to migrant children, and that the president will cut hamburgers from Americans’ diets.
Acosta on Saturday delivered a segment about the dangers of misinformation propagated by news outlets like Fox News, pointing out a since-retracted New York Post article that initially claimed migrant children were given copies of Kamala Harris’ picture book, Superheroes Are Everywhere.
Shortly after an official debunked the report, journalist Laura Italiano announced her resignation from the Post, claiming she was “ordered to write” the bogus story; However, by that time, several news organizations, including Fox News, had already presented the report as fact.
“That tale from the border didn’t just border on BS, this was USDA Grade-A bullshit,” Acosta said During Saturday’s broadcast of CNN Newsroom. “And the reporter who wrote the story resigned, claiming she was forced to make it up. But the damage was done, pumped out over the airwaves at the bullshit factory also known as Fox News.”
The Kamala Harris story — an incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against — was my breaking point.
— Laura Italiano (@Italiano_Laura) April 27, 2021
Acosta, who was CNN’s chief White House correspondent during the Trump administration, later touched on the events of Jan. 6, suggesting the deadly Capitol riots were due to the lies about election fraud.
“Now you may want to laugh this off, as the old saying goes, while the truth is still lacing up its boots but the lies these days are moving at the speed of light while spreading so much darkness,” he said. “Remember, lies, big lies can have terrible consequences. Just four months ago we all witnessed the fallout about the ‘Big Lie’ about the election … and it should’ve served as an a lesson on how lives can kill. They travel at the speed of light and spread too much darkness.”
Watch a clip of Acosta’s comments below