You may have seen the news that CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House for revoking Jim Acosta’s press pass following his childish outburst during a press conference. Acosta was an absolute train wreck and he ended up putting his hands on a female White House staffer. You can watch the clip here.
Acosta then had the audacity to claim he never touched her and the media started running with this insane story that the video of Acosta touching her was doctored. It’s really remarkable what lengths the media will go to cover up for their own.
The White House revoked Acosta’s press pass temporarily and rightfully so.
CNN then sued.
CNN on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and top administration officials demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House be restored, a dramatic turn in the president’s years-long battle with the press that sets up a court fight over the First Amendment.
“While the suit is specific to CNN and Acosta, this could have happened to anyone,” CNN said in announcing the lawsuit, which asks for a restraining order requiring that Acosta’s security credentials be returned. “If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials.”
It’s a pretty absurd notion that somehow the First Amendment guarantees everyone a White House press credential. Where’s the line? Can reporters stand up and yell obscenities at the president? Does the White House not have any ability to ever decide who is allowed in the building? It’s just ridiculous.
Diamond & Silk have a question for CNN.
Luckily, most Americans seem to agree with Trump’s authority to do what he did.