Jim Acosta and CNN Sue White House for Banning Abusive Jackass from Constitutional Right to Harass President
CNN believes this jackass’s constitutional rights were abused when they took his hard pass to attend press briefings.
CNN sued today to get Acosta’s White House hard pass back so he can harass the president and take over a press conference.
Imagine if ANY reporter treated Obama with such disrespect?
A few CNN reporters told me that they’re embarrassed by Acosta & CNN. A WH correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me “This isn’t the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He’s an asshole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.”
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 13, 2018
CNN really is fake news.
The Daily Mail reported:
CNN filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration after the White House suspended White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s ‘hard pass’ press credential. Acosta clashed with President Donald Trump and a press office intern during a November 7 press conference.
The networks’ suit, filed by a team that includes former George W. Bush solicitor general Ted Olson, demands the immediate return of Acosta’s credentials. The White House fired back at CNN, one of the president’s favorite targets, for ‘grandstanding.’
Acosta lost access to the building last Wednesday night, hours after refusing to give up a microphone when the president said he had answered enough of his questions.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Acosta ‘physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern.’ That appeared to be softer language than her earlier claim that he placed ‘his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job.’
CNN vigorously disputed the implication of anything more than minor physical contact.
Attorneys for CNN sued Tuesday in Washington, D.C. in U.S. District Court.
The network claims the revocation of Acosta’s press pass violates the constitutional rights to freedom of the press and due process. CNN is asking for an immediate restraining order to reinstate Acosta’s access to the White House.
Acosta has access to the White House, the same every other opinion writer or op-ed writer has. He remains a member of the press corps and he can apply for a daily WH press pass. The only thing he lost is a hard pass, which clears him daily w/o need for a day pass. https://t.co/BOMvAxJ1HS
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 13, 2018