REPORT: Critics pan Jim Acosta’s new book, Twitter ROASTS him

JUNE 13, 2019

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Reviews of the new book “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America” are starting to pour in and they’re panning the book and its author, CNN liberal star reporter Jim Acosta, who one critics insisted has “become a commentator” in the Trump era.

NPR book critic Annalisa Quinn hits Acosta’s book for not asking why President Trump has “succeeded” with his attacks against the media but used the anti-Trump memoir “as an opportunity to relitigate his spats with the White House rather than to meaningfully interrogate the cultural shift that left huge numbers of people despising and fearing the press.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“In ‘The Enemy of the People,’ Acosta sounds less like a reporter than a rival athlete: ‘We beat Trump!’ Acosta remembers shouting after the lawsuit. Later, he writes, the ‘Trump people … had clearly gotten spanked.’ The tone throughout is jocular and self-congratulatory,” Quinn wrote. “Describing a Trump confrontation, he writes that another reporter was ‘the real hero’ of the news conference for defending Acosta, something you only say if you believe you are, in fact, the apparent and obvious hero.”

The Guardian contributor Lloyd Green wasn’t much kinder, saying Acosta’s book “lacks the acid-dripping punch’ of Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ and ‘Siege,’ the granularity of Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ and the salaciousness of Stormy Daniels’ ‘Full Disclosure,’ noting that the ‘bar is high’ in a universe “cluttered by tell-alls.”

“Unfortunately, Acosta’s quotes and anecdotes are frequently sourced to unnamed White House officials and political insiders,” Green wrote. “For example, we are told that at least one member of the administration views Trump as ‘insane’ and another sees him as potentially ‘compromised’ by the Russians. On such topics, Acosta glides across well-tilled ground.”

Aside from actual critics, Twitter users are roasting Acosta’s book, too.

“When I heard mic-grabbing, camera-hog Acosta had written book called “Enemy of the People” I assumed it was his autobiography,” tweeted Gov. Mike Huckabee.

“Jim Acosta tweeting a quote written by himself about himself from his book about himself, which makes him out to be a victim is peak Jim Acosta,” quipped Caleb Hull.

“This book is outselling Jim Acosta’s. 😂,” wrote Mark Dice, including a picture of a Sesame Street book called “P is for Potty.”

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