CNN’s Jim Acosta has lashed out at his conservative equivalents on Fox News following their coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Earlier this week, Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota last summer which was seen as a mark of progress and justice against police brutality in the United States.

Predictably, Fox and their reporters took a slightly different approach to the news most notably the outspoke Tucker Carlson who compared the verdict to ‘civilization’ being ‘attacked.’

While discussing Fox’s coverage of the story, Acosta first took aim at Laura Ingraham who has claimed that systematic racism in many aspects of American society is simply a ‘ big lie.’

Acosta gave a rather blunt and frank assessment of Ingraham’s claims about her so-called ‘big lie’ was to say “her only expertise in big lies is that she tells so many of them.”

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The 50-year-old who was CNNs’ chief White House correspondent during the Trump administration left his heavy artillery for Carlson.

After dissecting Ingrahm, Acosta said: “It’s not just Laura Ingraham. How about Tucker Carlson who in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict showed us all what’s under the hood.”

Acosta then played a clip of Carlson blaming the widespread violence and looting that was seen across the US last year on the Black Lives Matter movement before adding:

“Let’s be real. Tucker Carlson’s anger wasn’t about the actions of a police officer who murdered a man but the guilty verdict or as Carlson, Fox’s chief white power correspondent described the decision ‘please don’t hurt us.’ Now you can call all of this an act or schtick. But these big, race-baiting lies have been spreading like a cancer on the far right”

Carlson has come under numerous criticism in the past few months for various comments such as promoting a ‘white replacement’ conspiracy theory and for a ‘calculated and cruel attack’ on New York Times journalist Taylor Lorenz.

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