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CNN sues Donald Trump over revoking Jim Acosta’s press credentials

November 13, 2018

  As you have probably already seen, a few days ago Jim Acosta used his white male privilege to push around and exert his will on a young lady and because of this molestation he had his White House press credentials revoked by the President. (Where is the #metoo movement by the way?)

  Today we learned that CNN is now suing the President in an attempt to get Jim Acosta’s press credentials returned, here is more:

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 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.

  I do not see how Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated because it seems to me that having White House press credentials in the first place is a privilege and not a right. After all, not everybody can get these credentials so are their rights also being violated? Not only that but Jim Acosta will still be able to see the press conferences the same way we do and there is nothing to prevent him from reporting on what he hears.

  I do not think there is a case here but you never know how anything will play out in the courts anymore so nothing would surprise me.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium


7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2018 7:18 am

    It will all depend on the Judge. I am curious why and how this was filed in Maryland and claimed standing in moving forward with this. I have yet to hear a discussion of that.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 14, 2018 8:05 pm

      That’s a good question! I guarantee you CNN filed there because they knew the judge would be friendly, but how that court has standing is a question that needs to be answered.


  2. November 14, 2018 1:10 pm

    Yep, “a privilege and not a right.”
    “They that forsake the law praise the wicked:
    but such as keep the law contend with them.”
    Proverbs 28:4
    The ‘low-life’s’ won’t back down without a ‘play dirty’ fight – infestation of the wicked will take time to ‘weed’ out.

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