Jim Acosta Jumps on New York Times Russia Nothing Burger – Gets Roasted on Twitter
Fake news CNN’s Jim Acosta got the memo to pivot from Nazi Nazi Nazi to Russia Russia Russia because he tweeted out a ‘Russian interference’ article by the New York Times that ended up being a big joke–and the internet responded.
Acosta tweeted out the newest fake news Russian story by the New York Times claiming a Russian company bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the 2016 presidential election. The article is a big fat nothing burger, admitting that the ads didn’t mention a particular candidate and the few ads that did, mentioned both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Here are a few excerpts from this pathetic ‘groundbreaking’ Russian story by the New York Times:
Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin.
Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular candidates but instead focused on divisive social issues such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a post on Facebook by Alex Stamos, that company’s chief security officer. The ads, which ran between June 2015 and May 2017, were linked to some 470 fake accounts and pages the company said it had shut down.
Mr. Stamos wrote that while some of the ads specifically mentioned the two candidates, most focused instead on issues that were polarizing the electorate: “divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights.”
Buried in the article, the New York Times admitted there is zero evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians:
To date, while news reports have uncovered many meetings and contacts between Trump associates and Russians, there has been no evidence proving collusion in the hacking or other Russian activities.
Jim Acosta was so excited about this NY Times article that he tweeted it out as if it were groundbreaking news.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 6, 2017
Trump supporters hammered Acosta:
— Just Me ✌🏻 (@hamptt1) September 6, 2017
Fake ads fake news. What else can you say?
— tim mills (@tmills8392) September 6, 2017
Knock it off Jimmy. This is irrelevant
— Stephen Guyer (@guyeronthemoney) September 6, 2017
You’re still on this Russia thing?😂#getoverit
— Matt Mendrun™ (@MendrunMatt) September 6, 2017
Wait, I thought it was Macedonian content farmers? You losers sure have a lot of excuses.
— Joshua A. (@GiveUsTruthNow) September 6, 2017
Now I get it. $100,000.00 of ads was all it cost *Russia* to “win” the 2016 election. How cunning was that? (How naive those who buy it?)
— AnAussieView (@AussieAnalyst) September 6, 2017
The DNC spent 1 Billion dollars and still lost the Presidency.
— Rosa Hinson (@RosaHinson4) September 6, 2017
You should throw a temper tantrum about it at the next press conference. I always enjoy watching you make a fool of yourself.
— Stop Lying (@Stop_Lying_Now) September 6, 2017
Do u @Acosta actually do any journalistic work, or do you just push others work. Seems the latter..
— James J Carmany Jr (@JimCarmanyJr) September 6, 2017
This is it! You & NYT finally found the collusion. Earth shattering 😂
— Jack Fiocca (@jrfiocca) September 6, 2017
Here’s the SMOKING GUN! Proof Russia hacked our 2016 presidential election with $100K worth of Facebook ads!😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/SQ2UusHGBI
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) September 6, 2017