CNN and Jim Acosta are going all in on their attacks on the White House.
There are now reports that they have sued the White House over the removal of Jim Acosta’s press pass to the White House.
Are they kidding? Apparently not.
From Daily Caller:
According to ABC’s former White House correspondent Sam Donaldson, Acosta and his employer filed a lawsuit and are expecting a court hearing in the upcoming week.
The news came during an episode of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” when Donaldson told host Brian Stelter that he had been asked by the network to give an affidavit in support of Acosta.
But as usual with CNN, they can never tell you the truth or give you a straight answer.
Yet a CNN spokesperson would not say that it was going ahead with any legal action against the Trump administration, telling The Hill that “no decisions have been made.”
The White House pulled Acosta’s press pass after he was rude and obnoxious at a Wednesday briefing, refused to relinquish the mic to an intern and tried to wrest it from her when she attempted to take it back, bringing his arm down on her elbow.
This would be a bad move on multiple levels for CNN.
First, there’s no right to a White House press pass. It’s a privilege, not a right.
Second, this puts them even more clearly in an adversarial position to the White House. Perhaps that’s why they don’t want to admit it at this point. They would be required in every story on Trump to announce, “We are presently being idiots suing the White House over rude Jim Acosta’s press pass.”
Way to go, CNN, if you hadn’t done it already, put a stake in any credibility you had left.