Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has shut down CNN’s Jim Acosta with a simple one-liner, reminding the far-left reporter that “nobody listens to you.”
Sen. Cruz stepped in on Twitter after Acosta tried to defend his “woke” cancel crusade against podcaster Joe Rogan.
Meghan McCain lit the fuse by reminding Acosta that Rogan is far more popular with Americans than CNN.
“I think a lot of people are really missing the point,” McCain said.
“Ask yourself why so many Americans have fled mainstream media and gone to Joe Rogan.
“He gets 100 million listeners a month and Jim Acosta can’t even break half a million in primetime.
“Why doesn’t anyone trust you anymore?”
Rogan pulls in 10-11 million listeners per podcast episode while Acosta’s CNN show gets fewer viewers than amateur YouTube hosts.
Acosta said in response to McCain: “I’ll take tweets that didn’t age well for 500.”
Ted Cruz could not pass up the easy chance to dunk on Acosta and said:
“Aged pretty damn well.
“100 million people still listen to Joe Rogan.
“And nobody listens to you.”
Aged pretty damn well.
100 million people still listen to @joerogan
And nobody listens to you. https://t.co/tDiow2UozN
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 6, 2022
A jealous Jim Acosta trashed Joe Rogan earlier asking former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson if he thought Spotify should yank Rogan’s podcast.
“Speaking of racism in American society, you know, I wanted to ask you, coach, about Joe Rogan, who is now apologizing after these videos have surfaced of him using the N-word multiple times on his podcast.
“I’m just curious if you’ve heard about this.
“What are your thoughts on all of this?
“Do you think Joe Rogan should be able to stay on Spotify, where his podcast is carried on that platform?”
“No. It’s terrible.
“It is no different than what’s happening in society today, and obviously the National Football League is showing itself the same way.
“And it’s just disappointing that, like I said here in 2022, we’re having these kind of conversations.
“I just like for people to be held accountable for what they say they do, and if they don’t do it – right’s right, and wrong is wrong.”
I’ll take tweets that didn’t age well for 500… https://t.co/GZGSwxddyI
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 5, 2022