CNN’s Jim Acosta managed to get his White House pass reinstated last week but it may not last for long. The White House is taking steps to ban the CNN reporter permanently. Acosta deserves this. He has abused the privilege.
The Daily Caller reports:
WHITE HOUSE MOVES TO PERMANENTLY BAN JIM ACOSTA
The White House is moving to permanently ban CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House after a temporary legal setback, CNN’s Brian Stelter revealed Sunday evening.
The White House sent a letter to Acosta notifying him that his pass granting him temporary access to the White House grounds would be suspended after a temporary restraining order runs its course. The letter is the latest in the fight between the White House and the CNN reporter who caused a fracas at a recent presidential press conference when he refused to give up the microphone.
Judge Timothy J. Kelly issued an injunction Friday morning ordering the White House to reinstate Acosta’s credentials, saying his Fifth Amendment right to due process was violated. The judge was clear, however, that he made no ruling on whether the First Amendment right applies for any reporter to be at the White House…
The White House pulled Acosta’s press pass nearly two weeks ago, alleging that he behaved in an unruly manner during the presidential press conference and put his hands on an intern assigned to take the microphone away from him.
Of course, Acosta and CNN will try to make him look like a victim here but it won’t work. People know why this is happening and it’s Acosta’s fault.