CNN’s Jim Acosta called out conservative media and supporters of former President Donald Trump for claiming to be against cancel culture while vigorously enforcing a strict form of cancel culture of their own.
“Not to be Grumpy,” Acosta said over the weekend. “But this is just Dopey.”
“This is faux outrage,” he declared. “Feels like it’s coming off an assembly line ― you might say at a factory.”
He added: “But here’s the thing: The same far-right voices railing against cancel culture, they love to cancel, silence, harass and banish anyone who won’t pucker up and show some love to Donald Trump’s big lie about the 2020 election.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Acosta noted, is canceling Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for criticizing Trump. Other Republicans who fail to back Trump’s election lie are being censured and booed.
“It’s like a fairy tale gone wrong and the rest of the party can’t wake up,” Acosta said. “It’s almost like they’re under a spell.”
That’s the spell of Trump ― which Acosta said isn’t cancel culture so much as “the cancel cult” around the former president.
“Forget Snow White. It’s the cancel cult of Trump that really bites,” Acosta concluded. “Wake up.”