Above, Oct. 12, 2016, Trump rally in Lakeland, Florida, "Trump crowd chanting "CNN sucks" during my live shot. (Fact check: we don't) Jim Acosta Verified account
6/9/2014, "CNN admits to giving Hillary Clinton a free ride"
Cuomo then observed, “We couldn’t help her any more than we have. She’s got just a free ride so far from the media! We’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it better happen.”"...Acosta image from his twitter page
Text from You Tube page about 6/9/2014 CNN statements and their claim that they did nothing wrong:
8/4/2016, "CNN Admits to Being "the Biggest Ones Promoting" Hillary Clinton's Campaign," poster on You tube page
"CNN anchors, Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin, were discussing the possibility of Hillary Clinton entering the 2016 presidential race. The video begins with Mr. Cuomo explaining how Mrs. Clinton's refusal to publicly announce her run for the highest office in the land was hurting other potential Democrat candidates due to wealthy donors withholding their money while waiting for her announcement. It is at this moment Mr. Cuomo makes a highly controversial statement:...
"We couldn't help her anymore than we have. You know, she's just got a free ride so far from the media and we're the biggest ones promoting her campaign."
When asked for a response to this video, Chris Cuomo tweeted, "look at the date (6/9/2014) and see it for what it IS. WHEN SHE WAS ABT TO ANNOUNCE!! MEDIA WAS HYPING HER AND TRUMP.""
Fact check: Sorry, Trump didn't announce until June 2015, one year after this CNN video--he wasn't even on the horizon in June 2014. It was Jeb Bush and a few others. CNN says nothing to see here, "look at the date," it's OK because we were hyping "both" Hillary and Trump. (Obviously false).
(You Tube continuing): "This news segment occurred prior to Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy in April 2015. Donald Trump did not announce that he was running for President until June 2015. Mr. Trump was not anywhere on the political radar before he made his announcement. Additionally, most political pundits and news organizations, including CNN, did not take his candidacy seriously in the beginning, believing that his campaign would not last through the fall of 2015."...