It is always nice to write a story about one good man. In fact, I wrote an article about this man just the other week. In this article, I explained that there was much talk that the network for whom this man works was thinking of making changes — and some thought giving this man his walking papers might just be one of those changes.
Jim Acosta is a beloved member of the CNN family. He is authentic, a serious journalist who never both sides it and always reports the truth — often with a little twist of humor mixed in. Acosta is also the one who coined the famous nickname “lord of the lies” for Donald Trump.
Suffice to say, in a world of fake news, Acosta’s work stands out. His combination of humor, accuracy and brutal honesty always seems to bring the sun out when he’s featured. The news that CNN might possibly get rid of Acosta promoted outrage in virtually every CNN viewer that I know. Many only bother to watch CNN at all because of Acosta.
And now we have some news on Acosta — and this news is impressive indeed. Jim Acosta is making some serious waves at CNN — but they’re positive waves — and big, popular ones.
His ratings are off the charts. And it gives me great pleasure to tell you this past Saturday, Acosta brought in around 754,000 viewers — beating Fox non-news in the all-important demographic of the 25-54-year-olds.
And there is more. Acosta’s show beat out all of CNN’s “regular lineup” in prime-time. Congratulations, Jim! So what does this mean? What I think it means is that Acosta is golden. His ratings certainly prove it. Perhaps this rating bonanza was a reaction from the people — who love an honest journalist and wanted to let the network know.