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Shocker: Various Press Organizations Chime in on Acosta Press Pass Saga
Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2018 | Beth Bauman

Posted on 11/08/2018 9:24:41 AM PST by Kaslin

Various press organizations have decided to chime on the Trump administration's decision to revoke Jim Acosta's hard press pass on Wednesday night.

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) slammed the White House and encouraged them to reinstate Acosta's access in a statement:

The White House Correspondents' Association strongly objects to the Trump Administration's decision to use US Secret Service security credentials as a tool to punish a reporter with whom it has a difficult relationship. Revoking access to the White House complex is a reaction out of line to the purported offense and is unacceptable 

Journalists may use a range of approaches to carry out their jobs and the WHCA does not police the tone or frequency of the questions its members ask of powerful senior government officials, including the President. Such interactions, however uncomfortable they may appear to be, help define the strength of our national institutions. 

We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action.

We encourage anyone with doubts that this reaction was disproportionate to the perceived offense to the video of the events from earlier today.

The Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press had a similar sentiment as the WHCA. Here's their press release:

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the nation’s premier defender of the legal rights of journalists, joins the White House Correspondents’ Association in vehemently objecting to the revocation of a CNN reporter’s access credentials. Journalists have a right to ask questions and seek answers on behalf of the American people. 

This is clearly inappropriate and unprecedented punishment by the Trump administration for what it perceives as unfair coverage by the reporter, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ false description of the events leading up to it is insulting not only to the nation’s journalists, but to its people. 

The founders of our country knew there would be tension between our leaders and our journalists. In fact, they designed our system that way, knowing that a free and assertive press is the best defense against tyranny. 

We urge the White House to reconsider this overreach of power and to reinstate Jim Acosta’s credential immediately.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration stands by their decision


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: acosta; clintonnonnews; cnn; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; fakenewsnetwork; media; mediawingofthednc; msm; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine
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1 posted on 11/08/2018 9:24:41 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They don’t like something done by the Trump White House?

Unexpected.


2 posted on 11/08/2018 9:26:16 AM PST by lurk
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To: Kaslin

Silencing the press, silencing the press. 1st amendment, 1st amendment. Censorship, censorship.


3 posted on 11/08/2018 9:26:49 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Kaslin

Nobody cares what you think WHCA. This piece of crap Acosta has repeatedly stepped over the line and was reprimanded for it.

Suck it up buttercups


4 posted on 11/08/2018 9:26:55 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Kaslin
This drama and hero-stuff is exactly what he wanted.

Acosta needs psych help.

5 posted on 11/08/2018 9:27:56 AM PST by MarMema (don't forget to stock up on dogfood)
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To: Kaslin

I saw the tape...

Reminder the WH belongs to the people, but whoever is the current occupant has every right to evict rude people at his house.


6 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:13 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Kaslin
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ false description of the events

They lie.

There is video.

There are witnesses.

Talk about fake news.

7 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:17 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Kaslin

The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA)

...wonder who is financing this front?


8 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:30 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin

He is a mic hog, takes over all the time. . .what confuses me is why the other reporters allow that to happen, that he deprives them of an opportunity to question the president. Instead of supporting him, it makes more sense the White House media would be all over acosta for being a selfish punk that stomps all over everyone else.


9 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:54 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Kaslin

The press would have NEVER treated Obama with such blatant disrespect and outright hostility.

Maybe the “journalists” will start treating POTUS with the respect the office deserves.


10 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:56 AM PST by jstolzen
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To: Kaslin

Too bad, so sad


11 posted on 11/08/2018 9:28:59 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Kaslin

The media need to learn the hard way: we don’t like you and we refuse to treat you like the royalty you think you are.
(see tag)


12 posted on 11/08/2018 9:30:42 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

One would think at J. Acosta is the only journalist in the US. Instead of asking a question, he attacks the President and does not allow the President to respond. Maybe some “time out in the corner” will change his attitude.


13 posted on 11/08/2018 9:30:55 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Kaslin

14 posted on 11/08/2018 9:31:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kaslin

Poor Jane Acosta has her panties in a big wad.


15 posted on 11/08/2018 9:31:29 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin; All

President Trump’s response should be simple: “Get lost.”


16 posted on 11/08/2018 9:31:39 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Kaslin

Dear Diary.....


17 posted on 11/08/2018 9:32:47 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (GOP- 65 House and 12 Senate seat pickups in November)
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To: MarMema

Acosta needs psychedelic help.

Get him some shrooms STAT!


18 posted on 11/08/2018 9:33:06 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

Do away with the White House Press Office altogether. That’ll teach them, and Trump has no problems getting time on Fox.


19 posted on 11/08/2018 9:33:07 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: rktman

Ban them all. Invite only middle school newspaper kids to future pressers. They’re better behaved and would ask more pertinent questions.


20 posted on 11/08/2018 9:33:16 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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