On Jim Acosta

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Two weeks ago, CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta came to my university and received the 2018 William Randolph Hearst Award for his work. I'm not really the biggest fan of CNN, but I've been impressed with Acosta's work, and getting to hear him speak was a real treat. He talked about what he endured at Trump rallies, and after hearing that, learning that his press pass was revoked honestly wasn't that surprising. The only way freedom of the press works is if journalists like Acosta ask the tough questions, and hold those in power responsible.

Here's my favorite clips of the student interviews of Acosta, which happened the day after pipe bombs were sent to CNN headquarters:

Jim Acosta discusses the October 2018 attempted bombing of CNN headquarters at SJSU
Full quality video available on Wikimedia Commons.

Jim Acosta discusses his trip back to Cuba at SJSU
Full quality video available on Wikimedia Commons.

Jim Acosta discusses why he became a journalist at SJSU
Full quality video available on Wikimedia Commons.

I also uploaded a full copy of the student interview, and a full copy of Acosta's speech (which I haven't had time to cut into smaller segments yet).

P.S.: If you ever get the chance to meet him, ask to see his socks, they're great.