CNN’s Jim Acosta is a joke. He’s so much of a joke, that even Amazon’s Alexa sees fit to roast him.
But Acosta is also a stain on honest journalists across the globe.
His obscenely biased coverage of the Trump administration is the antithesis of professionalism.
But the parody that is Jim Acosta took a dastardly turn recently when he had a physical altercation with a White House intern, in a manner completely unbecoming of a gentleman.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
“That’s enough. Put down the mic. CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude terrible person,” Trump told Acosta during the incident.
Frankly, those comments are probably putting things lightly.
Acosta got physical with the White House intern, that is as plain as day no matter how the liberal media tries to defend the incident.
That resulted in the White House revoking Acosta’s press pass, a move that seemed like a long time coming.
A judge, however, issued a temporary restraining order ruling that the White House must give Acosta’s press pass back immediately. According to The Hill, temporary restraining orders typically last 14 days.
One important thing to note is that while the liberal media cried about First Amendment rights being infringed upon, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly made it explicitly clear that there were no rights being trampled.
Kelly ruled that the pass must be returned, not over First Amendment issues, but because the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta’s pass.
Predictably, Acosta and his allies took a small victory lap after the judge’s ruling.
The White House, however, has responded with a searing reality check for Acosta.
According to Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” the White House has sent a letter to Acosta bluntly “stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires.”
According to The Washington Post, the letter from White House Press secretary Sarah Sanders and Bill Shine, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications, wrote that Acosta had “violated the basic standards governing (news conferences), and is, in our preliminary judgment, sufficient factual basis to revoke your hard pass.”
CNN has already asked for an emergency hearing on the matter, the Post reported.
The Conservative Daily News published the letter in full.
Stelter also published the letter with a Twitter post.
Here’s the letter Sanders and Shine sent to @Acosta on Friday night. It claims that his presser behavior violated “basic standards,” laying the groundwork to strip his press pass again pic.twitter.com/k3cxRBiw5b
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 19, 2018
“From the looks of the letter, the W.H. is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month.pointing out that as soon as the restraining order expires, his press pass will be suspended again,” Stelter wrote.
Naturally, CNN spread a virulently false narrative in response to the White House letter.
Stelter quoted a CNN statement issued Sunday:
“The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution. 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.”
In regards to the First Amendment, Trump is not violating anything. The White House would rather not have a rude and belligerent reporter at its press briefings (and a good deal of American viewers would agree). The White House is not censoring CNN’s coverage of the Trump administration. Had the White House used its resources to silence CNN’s slanted coverage, then maybe they would have a leg to stand on. CNN is still very much allowed to cover the government with whatever narratives they want.
In regards to the Fifth Amendment, it’s not abundantly clear what CNN is babbling about.
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation,” is what the Fifth Amendment states according to Cornell Law.
Where exactly is Acosta not getting due process over a capital or infamous crime? Where exactly is Acosta being subjected to double jeopardy? Where exactly is Acosta being compelled to witness against himself? Where exactly is Acosta being deprived of life, liberty or property? Where exactly is Acosta having his private property taken without just compensation?
The answer to all of the above questions is that Acosta is not being subjected to any of that.
Jim Acosta is a fraud, and deserves every bit of resistance that he’s getting from the White House.
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