Commentary

Watch as Secret Service Tell Cocky Jim Acosta He's Not Getting in

Combined Shape

It isn’t too often that someone in the White House media corps tries to pull a “do you know who I am?” on anyone, much less the Secret Service.

There’s a reason for this: Unlike athletes and singers and other such people who use the “do you know who I am?” card, most people don’t know who White House press correspondents are. Dan Rather was arguably the most famous, but this was in the days before he was the host of the “CBS Evening News.”

In other words, there aren’t too many people who can pull that ugly get-out-of-jail-free card in the White House briefing room.

But if someone was going to, it was going to be Jim Acosta. And of course he did, because … well, he’s Jim Acosta.

The whole thing was caught on video and has become a slight sensation on Twitter, at least for those of us who know who CNN’s bratty White House media correspondent is.

Trending:
CDC Quietly Changes Major Part of 'How COVID-19 Spreads' Page, Adds Advice That Millions Didn't Get When Trump Was in Office

It’s difficult to tell from the beginning of the video what the issue was, but from what I can make out, it appears Acosta wasn’t wearing a security lanyard of some sort.

The Secret Service agent tried to explain to him that, yes, the rules to apply to him, too. But Jimbo wasn’t having it.

“I’ve been here five years and nobody’s …” Acosta said before trailing off.

The Secret Service agent responded that she was sorry, but she had not been there for five years, and all Acosta could do was thank her and walk away.

The original poster of the video characterized Acosta’s reaction as a “meltdown.” In all fairness, I wouldn’t go that far, but once you have to pull out any variation on the “do you know who I am?” card, well …

Acosta, for those of you who may have forgotten, is the same guy who actually decided to take to Twitter to complain that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hadn’t taken a question from him at three (three!) news conferences after making a scene about it in the media briefing.

Here was that petulance on display then:

Do you think Jim Acosta is annoying?

Courage, indeed. And now he’s joined celebrities like Mike Tyson, David Hasselhoff, Reese Witherspoon, Margaret Cho and Shia LaBeouf, among others, as users of some variation of the excuse “do you know who I am?”

Related:
OK Gov Bans Critical Race Theory from Public Schools, So Leftists Retaliate in Disgusting Way

Now, granted, most of this cohort made these statements after quite a few adult beverages. I don’t know Mr. Acosta’s private habits, but he seemed sober.

Then again, I don’t know whether that makes this better or worse.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →






We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , , , , ,
Combined Shape
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




Conversation