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  • Chuck Todd rips 'absurd' White House rules: No serious journalist will follow these

    11/20/2018 11:11:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/18 | Michael Burke
    NBC host Chuck Todd on Tuesday criticized the White House's new rules for reporters at presidential news conferences, calling them "absurd" and predicting that journalists won't follow them. "These aren’t exactly pro first amendment rules. I assume there isn’t a single serious journalist in the WH press corps who would abide by these absurd 'rules.' Manners is one thing, but regulating follow ups is a form of censorship," he wrote in a tweet. The White House announced the new rules on Monday after restoring the press credential of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. It had been revoked last week after he...
  • CNN media critic attacks White House ground rules for press conferences

    11/20/2018 9:06:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    CNN seems to have forgotten the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for." After filing suit over the revocation of Jim Acosta's hard pass to the White House and winning, that network's media beat reporter is upset. Speaking on CNN's Newsroom, Brian Stelter seems certain that danger lurks in the new open and transparent rules provided by the White House in response to the judge's demand for due process on decisions over revocation of access to press conferences or the White House. Joe DePaolo of Mediaite writes: Brian Stelter stated his belief that nothing has been resolved, and the...
  • Press shouldn't celebrate too soon on Jim Acosta lawsuit

    11/20/2018 5:37:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
    As a journalism professor, I have mixed feelings about Friday’s federal court ruling that the White House must reinstate Jim Acosta's press credentials. Ultimately, it may prove to be a pyrrhic victory as the entire press could lose much greater access from the fallout. To be clear, Acosta is no First Amendment hero. His antics set a bad example that makes it harder for me to teach students responsible reporting. The CNN White House correspondent has been rude and unprofessional for President Trump’s entire time in office, and purposely so, to make himself a front-page story. Most recently, on Nov....
  • ‘They Invaded’: ABC, NBC Ignore Tijuana Locals Protesting Against the Caravan

    11/19/2018 7:11:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 196, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The camp set up for the Central American migrant caravan in Tijuana was on “lockdown” on Sunday as Mexican residents of the city attempted to storm the area in protest. The unwelcome arrival of the caravan had put tremendous pressure on Tijuana’s resources resulting in many locals taking to the streets in opposition. It was a serious and dangerous development that went completely unreported during ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News Monday evening. The CBS Evening News kept up its record of being the only broadcast network evening program treating the caravan seriously. In a news brief, anchor Jeff...
  • Dan Crenshaw Had the Perfect Response When 'Face the Nation' Panel Said the Press Is 'Under Attack

    11/19/2018 6:18:14 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/19/2018 | courtney o'brien
    Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in Washington. Not only does he have stellar comedic timing, as we saw on "Saturday Night Live," but he can calmly defend the conservative agenda even when faced by a panel of liberal opponents. Crenshaw showed off his impressive debate skills on this weekend's "Face the Nation." His fellow panelists repeated the talking point that President Trump is undermining democracy with his attacks on the media, particularly CNN. For the second time in two weeks, the White House is revoking Jim Acosta's hard pass, noting his...
  • Give Alex Jones press credentials and sit him next to Jim Acosta

    11/19/2018 5:37:45 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 49 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | November 17, 2018 | T.S.
    Alex Jones’ first amendment rights are being violated everyday he does not have White House press credentials. THIS IS AMERICA! Let Alex Jones have press credentials and a permanent seat next to Jim Acosta!
  • The White House Has Released New Expectations For Press Conferences

    11/19/2018 1:46:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House released new rules for presidential press conferences on Monday in hopes of restoring decorum among reporters. They include the following: (1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3) "Yielding the floor" includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff...
  • WATCH: Trump Explains What He’s Going to Do Next Time Acosta is Disruptive

    11/19/2018 8:07:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 40 replies
    Political Cowboy ^ | 11/17/2018 | Isa
    We’ve come to know and love Jim Acosta’s ridiculous, narcissistic antics at White House press conferences, so it was all in all good news he was being allowed back in to make a fool of himself all over again. Friday, a judge ruled that the White House must give the CNN reporter (I use that term loosely) his hard pass back, which granted him access to the White House grounds. Acosta’s hard pass had been temporarily revoked after he refused to hand the microphone back to a White House intern per the President’s instructions.
  • CNN asks for emergency hearing after Trump threatens to revoke Acosta's press pass again

    11/19/2018 7:08:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2019 | Brian Stelter
    CNN) The White House has issued a new warning to CNN's Jim Acosta, saying his press pass could be revoked again at the end of the month. In response, CNN is asking the U.S. District Court for another emergency hearing. "The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution," the network said in a statement Sunday. "These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President." Last Friday CNN won a temporary restraining order, forcing the White House to...
  • Judge Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass Should Be Impeached Because He Doesn’t Know The Constitution

    11/18/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by deandg99 · 33 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... Kelly went on to state, “The opportunity to be heard seems especially important in this case. The government must provide Mr. Acosta due process if it is to revoke his hard pass.” ......
  • TIME TO REIN IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

    11/18/2018 7:39:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It is disgraceful enough for CNN and other networks to allow such bad behavior on their airwaves, but the President and his Press Secretary have a right to prevent it from occurring during their news conferences In the aftermath of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly’s ruling that reinstated the White House press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta, the President outlined some overdue changes that will be implemented. Hereafter, the White House will be “writing up rules and regulations,” according to the President. He also predicted that “if they don’t listen to the rules and regulations, we’ll end up back...
  • Trump dismisses criticism from Navy SEAL who led Osama bin Laden mission

    11/18/2018 3:56:04 PM PST · by quasimodo_79 · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Megan Keller
    "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted during a discussion with the president that William McRaven has said Trump's attacks on the media are the "greatest threat to democracy in his lifetime." Trump in response called McRaven a "Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer." "Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?" Trump asked. "You know, living — think of this — living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer. But living in Pakistan right...
  • 'A sword hanging over our heads': Trump discovers new weapon against media

    11/16/2018 11:08:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jason Schwartz and Gabby Orr
    The administration is drawing up rules for White House reporters' behavior, and the president said if journalists don't follow them, 'we'll end up back in court, and we'll win.' CNN and Jim Acosta may have won their battle with the White House in court on Friday, but President Donald Trump has found a new weapon in his long war against the media. After a judge ruled that the White House violated the CNN correspondent’s right to due process by stripping him of his press badge, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared that the administration was drawing up new rules to...
  • No, Jim Acosta and CNN Did Not Win Their Case Today

    11/16/2018 1:15:01 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 122 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) No, Jim Acosta and CNN did not “win” their case today, so everybody needs to calm down here. All the plaintiffs in the case against the White House this morning was an injunction in which the judge in the case, Timothy Kelly, ordered the restoration of Acosta’s hard pass to the White House grounds while the case is in the process of being heard and decided. Believe it or not, I think this was a completely reasonable action for the judge to take, since it ensures Acosta will not have been...
  • Media Skip Farrakhan and Hype 'Nazi' Prom

    11/16/2018 9:21:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's very easy for media elites in Manhattan to decide that one tweet can prove small towns in Wisconsin are stuffed with racists and anti-Semites. On Nov. 12, ABC, CBS and NBC all leaped on a tweet from a contributor of the left-wing talk show "The Young Turks." It showed a months-old prom photo of a collection of teenage boys from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin who are positioned on the front steps of the Sauk County Courthouse and appear to be giving a "Nazi salute." The town of about 12,000 -- best known before now as the original headquarters...
  • Judge Grants CNN’s Motion to Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Press Pass

    11/16/2018 7:33:48 AM PST · by bitt · 250 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/16/2018 | Byron Tau
    WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case. The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds. Lawyers for Mr. Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, argued that the unusual revocation of a reporter’s press pass by the White...
  • WE are going to file in the CNN vs White House court an Amicus Brief in favor of the White House.

    11/15/2018 6:38:31 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 15 Nov 2018 | Rob Herring, CEO of One America News Network / OANN
    (1) WE are going to file in the CNN vs White House court an Amicus Brief in favor of the White House. Acosta’s actions are stopping our people from getting their questions answered, so that we can give our audience the real news direct from our President. @OANN #CNNvsWhiteHouse (2) Can’t believe Fox is on the other side, but they have direct communication to the President. We are lucky if we get a five minute interview once a quarter. @OANN #CNNvsWhiteHouse
  • Judge in CNN v. Trump case says he will rule on Thursday

    11/14/2018 6:31:45 PM PST · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Brian Stelter, Marshall Cohen and David Shortell,
    The first hearing in CNN and Jim Acosta's federal lawsuit against President Trump and several top White House aides ended with the judge saying that he would rule on Thursday. CNN and Acosta are alleging that the White House's suspension of his press pass violates the First and Fifth Amendments. Their lawyers are asking for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction that would restore his pass right away. They also want the administration's action deemed unconstitutional. CNN and Acosta filed suit on Tuesday. The case was assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee.
  • 6 Reasons the CNN-Acosta Lawsuit Is Lame

    11/14/2018 2:29:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    CNN's war on the Trump White House is now entering the legal system. CNN filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia insisting that denying its chief White House shouter Jim Acosta a permanent press pass has caused "irreparable harm," and that Acosta has a constitutional right to shout at the president under the First and Fifth Amendment rights. How lame is this? Let us count the ways: 1. CNN claims its network is "significantly hampered," causing harm to Americans who "rely on CNN as an essential news source." As a network, CNN is not...
  • Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists' access to White House

    11/14/2018 10:14:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Brian Stelter and David Shortell, CNN
    The Justice Department responded to CNN's lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta's press pass on Wednesday, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can't pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it. "The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists (and other members of the public) that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews, or which journalists they acknowledge at press conferences," lawyers say in the filing. Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs. The...