You’d think that the White House would be allowed to enforce some rules as to who is allowed in the White House press conferences. You’d think that obnoxious or violent outbursts would be frowned upon or there would at least be some situations where a press pass can be revoked. As far as outbursts go, Jim Acosta’s outburst was a pretty bad one.
Very unprofessional and there’s no doubt Acosta pushed the female White House staffer’s arm out of the way. It’s not professional. We should all be able to agree on that.
CNN didn’t agree and they ended up suing the president because of the First Amendment or something. Apparently, they think the First Amendment protects every CNN journalist from losing their press pass no matter what they do.
The worst part is that a judge just agreed with them.
Unreal. This is a victory for CNN however it’s not quite over.
From Los Angeles Times:
CNN has won the first round of its legal battle to get correspondent Jim Acosta back in the White House.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly granted the cable news network’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Friday that restored Acosta’s White House press credential. He will later rule on CNN’s claim that the revocation of the journalist’s pass was unconstitutional.
The most infuriating parts were that this was a Trump appointed judge AND he said that Acosta didn’t touch the intern which was clearly the case.
Did he not watch the video?
So, apparently if you are allowed into the White House you can say, do, and act however you want.
Yeah. You do that.