James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, is a party school. Big time. In fact, it's ranked the No. 2 party school in all of Virginia by Niche.com.
The school's acceptance rate is 73% and the low end of SAT scores it accepts is 1040 (nearby University of Virginia has a 30% acceptance rate and a low end SAT score of 1250, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for further comparison, accepts just 8% of applicants, all of whom must have scored at least 1430 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test).
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that JMU is the alma mater of CNN's fake news reporter, Jim Acosta. There, he majored in Mass Communications — with a minor in political science. Maybe he should've made that his major.
Acosta's pathetic record as a White House reporter for CNN needs no lengthy list of examples. They occur almost weekly and are simply too numerous to catalogue.
But there's apparently always room for one more.
After President Trump gave his prime-time address Monday night on his plan forward in Afghanistan, Acosta was incensed that the commander-in-chief didn't announce just how many troops he planned to send to the site of America's longest war in history.
Now, former president Barack Obama liked to announce all of his specific plans, like he did on October 20, 2011 when he told the world the U.S. was withdrawing all troops from Iraq. What happened? The rise of ISIS. Even Newsweek noted the mistake in a piece titled "OBAMA’S RETREAT FROM WAR MADE MATTERS WORSE."
After former president George W. Bush had committed a "surge" of troops into Iraq, writer Marc Thiessen notes, "Obama took that inheritance and squandered it — withdrawing all U.S. forces from Iraq; taking our boot off of the terrorists’ necks; allowing them to regroup and establish a safe haven in Syria; and then when they prepared their offensive back into Iraq, doing nothing while dismissing them as the 'JV squad.'”
And for the record, military leaders NEVER want to tell the enemy what they're doing — that stretches all the way back to Sun Tzu, who wrote in The Art of War 2,500 years ago: "All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near."
But for Acosta, the commander-in-chief should announce his exact plans ("Don't the American people deserve to know"?!).
A guy with the handle "ArcadianDelSol" summed up the stupidity of Acosta's demand in a post on Reddit: " 'Dont the American people deserve to know what date we are storming the beaches at Normandy?' Jim Acosta is a buffoon."
Twitterers were even more harsh.
Yes, this is the dumbest thing Acosta has said all week. But remember, it's only Tuesday.