WATCH: CNN reporter calls out colleagues for anti-TEA Party rhetoric

The TEA Party has received more than its fair share of criticism from the media (especially as of late), but yesterday on CNN, one reporter, Jim Acosta, stood up to his colleagues and called out their anti-TEA Party rhetoric. Acosta’s defense came during a larger discussion about the partial government shutdown and who is to blame for the 16-day halt in federal activity.

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“First of all, the amazing story from CNN,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “A CNN reporter was on and the anchors were calling the TEA Party extremists. And the reporter says, ‘Hold on here. Hold on. Let’s be careful about what you’re calling these people.’”

Watch the exchange below:

MICHAEL HOLMES: The sort of TEA Party radicals, if you like, who kicked all of this off, they electorally are safe. They are not going to lose their seats because of redistricting and the like. They are more about ideology than pragmatism or bipartisanship. What chance are they going to change their minds at all when we get to January and it’s talk time again?

JIM ACOSTA: Well, and Michael, I mean, first of all, let’s be careful about the using the term “radical” because a lot of those folks feel like they’re standing on principle today, even though they didn’t come out on top in this.

For the first time maybe ever, Pat and Glenn found themselves darn near speechless.

“Thank you,” Pat said. “Thank you. What the heck? Who is that guy? Jim Acosta? Huh.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Good to see it happen, now how long until CNN fires him?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So has one more journalist awaken at long last to the truth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.johnson.71404976 Brian Johnson

    Die Glen Die. Please God, Take back your special little creature. Spare us from Glen Beck.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    And thus we have one more prime example of how hate-filled the left really is.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    You do realize Obama is not a god?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I think this liberal is praying to Obama.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    That is liberalism for you standing for principals is radical if that is the case I am the biggest radical in this country. Good for Jim Acosta.

  • Anonymous

    No, I believe everyone who looks at that and says that this reporter was sticking up for the Tea Party needs to stand back and look again. “”because a lot of those folks feel like they’re standing on principle today,””

    As in they were not really standing for principle, they just felt like it.

  • Anonymous

    Just another underwear bomber operating out of the whitehouse, nothing to see here.

  • Anonymous

    Snow, I believe you know how to report posters to the moderators. Looks like we have a Glenn Beck Death Threat Psycho that needs a visit. He is wide open with a Facebook Account.

  • greywolfrs

    You first, punk bitch.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I consider it this way: Glenn is a Mormon, the man wants Glenn to die, therefore he is committing hate crimes against Glenn due to his chosen faith.

  • greywolfrs

    This is so hilarious. Following the Constitution is a “radical” idea, imagine that. Left wingers are such dolts.

  • Anonymous

    That is exactly what ALL democrats are saying. Some even use worse language like “terrorists” or “extremists”. These dumb democrats know NO bound to their idiocy, but they still maintain that they know better.

  • Anonymous

    It’s weird that they aren’t even standing though. They are either sitting in their Rascal scooters or lying on their backs having their balls sucked by other tea partiers

  • Anonymous

    The liberal media that belongs to Obama wanted to paint the Tea Party as radical, it’s not working! Tea Party people will never be like a democrat who believes they have to lie, cheat, and steal, be violent by hurting people, destroying property, rioting, doing drugs, crapping in our city parks, trashing every place they protest, etc. Tea party people will never come close to being a radical leftist extremist

  • Anonymous

    Well I will not Vote for any currently in office, time for a clean sweep..
    All of them and Party does not matter to me. Have a good weekend
    all.

  • russellmuscle1

    Does the rascal recline? Now that would be the ultimate luxury.

  • faxxmaxx

    But don’t you see, they just don’t care. They have become a gang, a group of punks that feel empowered by their president to act like street thugs. They have lost all ability to think for themselves because now don’t have to. Say what you like, but in truth we are in real trouble.

  • Anonymous

    Then someone damnwell better find some decent replacements with a lot of integrity.

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  • Anonymous

    No, we didn’t get to hear all of the interview. If he was standing up for the right even just a little bit, he is gone. He’ll be looking for a new job!!!

  • Anonymous

    Doing the right thing today is equal to hate speech.

  • Anonymous

    Do you have any clean thoughts in your head? It gets rather tiresome filtering through your obscene rants.You do realize that the day will come when you will have to answer for your every thought, word and action by someone much more important than you!

  • Anonymous

    Guys, stop calling the Tea-Partiers, “RADICLES.” Let’s call them what they are, TEA-PARTY-TERRORISTS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, are you suggesting that one day, we will be judged? Are you a creationist?

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Trust me if I had the money the first thing I would do is buy solar panels anything that can help us get away from foreign oil is a good thing. In fact a buddy of mines owns a hunting cabin and it is only power by Solar energy. Actually thought about spending money on a hybrid when I do find work for that very reason. So no I really don’t got a problem with green energy as long as it works.

  • RecycleThe TeaBags

    I think Rascal is desging a new scooter that simulates the sucking of an old man’s balls while in use. They would sell a million to the Tea Partiers

  • RecycleThe TeaBags

    Listen to the Glenn Beck show, he will tell you who to vote for. Bright, visionary guys like Louie Gohmert. But first, you should buy overpriced gold trinkets from Goldline and some poorly made blinds and some freeze-dried food for after “The Event”

  • Anonymous

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  • http://thefriendcenter.com/ Average Joe.

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  • HonorWarrior

    good point

  • Anonymous

    An interesting point, Michael Holmes has an English accent. This made me think of the TV reporters with English accents. Stuart Varney (of Fox Business News) and Mark Stein (on radio) both emigrated here, by their own statements, when the UK went too far left (before their heroine Maggie Thatcher became PM). They came for the opportunity to be themselves, and both deplore the current trend in the US, and point out that the UK is starting to reverse a bit.

    On the other hand we have the “newer boys”, Piers Morgan came here when he was fired from his UK job a few years ago – he didn’t like the small return to the free market that they were trying. Michael Holmes would seem to be in the same category.

    This is just an open thought, I don’t pretend to be able to make a list from my aging memory.

    Varney and Stein are two of the strongest advocates against the direction we are going – they grew up under socialized medicine and other such things and came here to avoid them. The younger fellows, Morgan and Holmes, grew up under the reforms made by the “Iron Lady” when it got a bit better – they see the remnants of the socialist central authority as a good thing, they never saw the reality that yet held the nation down.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    I will bet that he is trying to scam people into buying from the fake business.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • http://thefriendcenter.com/ Average Joe.

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  • Anonymous

    Once more your oral fixation shows your lack of character. I pray that God would open your eyes and change your hate-filled heart because you are in desparate need of a change of heart. God loves you, Jesus died to pay the price for your guilt, without Him you have no hope. All authority in heaven and on earth is given to Him (Jesus) and one day soon He will judge the living and the dead. Turn around before it’s too late.

  • Anonymous

    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, we will reap what we have sown… You pray for the death of one man but your prayer is more likely to come back to your own house. God grant you repentance before you reap what you have sown – clearly you know not what you do.

  • Anonymous

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  • Stan

    Go back to England where you love your socialized medicine. I can’t stand these “journalists” who come to our country and end up loving the same things for which they left in the first place.

  • Ignorance is not bliss

    LOL Average Joe, I see a recurring theme. Everyone is hateful who do not believe in the tea party.

    Sam, flag this guy, they are not spewing tea party rhetoric so they are not right :)