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As the most visible reporter to regularly spar with the president, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a disputed icon. NPR reports: “President Trump has called Acosta a "rude, terrible person" and "fake news." To many on the right, he represents deep media bias; to some on the left, he represents media pushback against Trump's frequent lies. In his daily life, he is subject to near-constant abuse, insults, and threats — along with some praise and a lot of selfie requests.”
More telling, perhaps, than either the praise or the insults is a friendly interaction Acosta recounts in his new book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.
In 2019, he was honored with the annual "Truth to Power" award from the New York Press Club, which is given to individuals "whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists."
Acosta graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and a minor in political science.
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