CNN’s Acosta Finds New Villain as Trump Recedes: ‘DeSantis Variant’

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta at work following a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 27, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we diagnose another few cases of DeSantis Derangement Disorder, consider the personnel decisions being made at CNN, and bring attention to more egregious media misses.

‘The DeSantis Variant’

Jim Acosta’s act has grown tired in the Biden Era. Nevertheless, the CNN reporter-turned-anchor persists in adopting every conventional liberal Twitter opinion and vilifying anyone who takes a more nuanced approach. Take his objections to Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s approach to pandemic policy-making, for example.

On Saturday, Acosta singled out DeSantis as being responsible for the increase of Delta-variant

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