Egocentric CNN POS Jim Acosta loses his press pass......finally

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Obama was no fan of Fox News.

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/09/obama-fox-news-and-the-free-press/

Here are some of the times when the Obama White House took aim at Fox News:

Obama Snubs Chris Wallace
On Sept. 20, 2009, Obama appeared on five Sunday talks show – NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC and Univision to talk about health care. But he did not appear on “Fox News Sunday.”

White House Labels Fox News Illegitimate
Anita Dunn, who was then the White House director of communications, told the New York Times in an interview on Oct. 11, 2009, that Fox News was not a legitimate news organization.

“We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” Dunn told the Times. “As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

White House Willing to ‘Exclude Fox News’ from Interviews
In October 2009, the Obama administration and Fox News got into a public dispute over whether the Treasury Department intentionally attempted to exclude Fox News from on-camera TV interviews with the administration’s so-called “pay czar,” Kenneth Feinberg.
A Treasury Department spokesman described the dispute as a miscommunication – “much ado about absolutely nothing” – that ended with Fox News interviewing Feinberg on camera for the Oct. 22, 2009, nightly news. Fox News reported that the administration “failed in its attempt to exclude Fox News” only after “the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.”

Obama Calls Fox News ‘Destructive’
Obama may never have called Fox News “enemies of the people,” but he did say that its “point of view” was “ultimately destructive” to the U.S.

Obama Justice Department Labels Fox News Reporter ‘Co-conspirator’
In 2010, when investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea, the Obama Justice Department collected Fox News reporter James Rosen’s telephone and email records and tracked his movements at the State Department, according to the Washington Post.
The Post, which broke the story in 2013, wrote that it had obtained a court affidavit that showed the Justice Department used security badge access records to track Rosen’s visits to the State Department, traced his calls to a department security adviser suspected of sharing classified information, and obtained a search warrant to seize two days’ worth of emails with the department official.
In the affidavit for a search warrant, FBI agent Reginald Reyes said there was evidence that Rosen — the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News — broke the law. Reyes described Rosen as “either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”
“Search warrants like these have a severe chilling effect on the free flow of important information to the public,” First Amendment lawyer Charles Tobin told the Washington Post.
 
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"I just start chopping them. It's like a magnet. Just chop. Chop them by the forearm. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything."
~Jim Acosta 2018
Guess you enjoyed the now President's comments about grabbing women by their privates, without permission and starting the #metoo movement. Not a fan of Acosta but doubt he has to apologize to his children for Daddy's actions.
 
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Just another example of the insane degree of bias on this site. President accused of sexual assault by umpteen women, brags about grabbing women by the pussy, pays off porn star he banged while wife was at home pregnant - nothing to see here!

Reporter pulls away microphone, White House (that constantly cries fake news) releases doctored footage to make it look worse than it actually was - HE PUT HIS HANDS ON HER WE CANNOT STAND FOR THIS!
 
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Just another example of the insane degree of bias on this site. President accused of sexual assault by umpteen women, brags about grabbing women by the pussy, pays off porn star he banged while wife was at home pregnant - nothing to see here!

Reporter pulls away microphone, White House (that constantly cries fake news) releases doctored footage to make it look worse than it actually was - HE PUT HIS HANDS ON HER WE CANNOT STAND FOR THIS!
Democrats decided that morality is not important for Presidents. Examples are JFK, LBJ, and last but not least Bill Clinton don't you agree?
 

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I'm not going to defend either Acosta or Trump...they are both a couple of toddlers having their baby temper tantrums...Acosta, however should know that he is talking to the current leader of the free world and his President. It's silly that either made a fiasco out of these press conferences. Certainly Acosta should have had his press pass confiscated long ago as would have anyone who did this repeatedly to President Obama when he was in office...but the network is the issue...not just this one instigator errrrrr "reporter".
 
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Democrats decided that morality is not important for Presidents. Examples are JFK, LBJ, and last but not least Bill Clinton don't you agree?
It matters to me, and it certainly mattered a few short years ago when I leaned to the right. I hoped it mattered just as much to the party that claims to represent family and religious values, but that hope's been thoroughly destroyed in the last two years.
 
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I'm not going to defend either Acosta or Trump...they are both a couple of toddlers having their baby temper tantrums...Acosta, however should know that he is talking to the current leader of the free world and his President. It's silly that either made a fiasco out of these press conferences. Certainly Acosta should have had his press pass confiscated long ago as would have anyone who did this repeatedly to President Obama when he was in office...but the network is the issue...not just this one instigator errrrrr "reporter".
I agree with most of what you're saying. Acosta certainly was a jerk and should have given up the microphone, but it hardly qualifies as an assault. At least I hope this doesn't qualify as an assault in some people's minds! Although I know it will, that's the world we live in now.

Acosta is a dick and deserves to lose his White House credentials. Yes Trump can be a big baby, but I do like the fact that he fights back against these partisan hacks.
 
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Democrats decided that morality is not important for Presidents. Examples are JFK, LBJ, and last but not least Bill Clinton don't you agree?
Just pointing out that Democrats and you have selective outrage when it comes to morality of Presidents.
Sorry to disappoint your imaginary image of me. I really think morality matters in office no matter the party. I'm just sick and tired of: if so in so did it it's alright attitude.
 

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I agree with most of what you're saying. Acosta certainly was a jerk and should have given up the microphone, but it hardly qualifies as an assault. At least I hope this doesn't qualify as an assault in some people's minds! Although I know it will, that's the world we live in now.

Acosta is a dick and deserves to lose his White House credentials. Yes Trump can be a big baby, but I do like the fact that he fights back against these partisan hacks.
I agree it was NOT assault...that's an example of the problems that Trump can escalate. Revoke his press pass, you don't have to make things up to do it...Acosta made a fool of himself and got banned...But the POTUS didn't handle this correctly in "trumping" up charges.
 
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I'm not going to defend either Acosta or Trump...they are both a couple of toddlers having their baby temper tantrums...Acosta, however should know that he is talking to the current leader of the free world and his President. It's silly that either made a fiasco out of these press conferences. Certainly Acosta should have had his press pass confiscated long ago as would have anyone who did this repeatedly to President Obama when he was in office...but the network is the issue...not just this one instigator errrrrr "reporter".
I dig this clip from years ago where Jon Stewart calls out CNN for pitting Dem vs Rep on Crossfire (sadly they didn't take heed). They call Stewart out as well for his bias on the Daily Show- and he hides behind the veil of comedy- but I think we can all agree shows like that definitely influence viewers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQFB5YpDZE
 

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Sorry to disappoint your imaginary image of me. I really think morality matters in office no matter the party. I'm just sick and tired of: if so in so did it it's alright attitude.
I agree and don't defended Trumps past actions...but these weren't while in office and most were designed in attempts to bring him down and are, what, a decade old? Is anyone saying the POTUS is a pure person? I've not seen that defense...I've seen people point out things that other POTUS' did during their Presidency....which were also morally inept.

Bottomline, we are all (in some way or another fallen morally). Yes, we would expect our leaders to be better...But we kind of do get EXACTLY what we deserve in terms of our societies morality.
 

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I dig this clip from years ago where Jon Stewart calls out CNN for pitting Dem vs Rep on Crossfire (sadly they didn't take heed). They call Stewart out as well for his bias on the Daily Show- and he hides behind the veil of comedy- but I think we can all agree shows like that definitely influence viewers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQFB5YpDZE
Sad that viewers looked to Stewart and Colbert for news.
 
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Guess you enjoyed the now President's comments about grabbing women by their privates, without permission and starting the #metoo movement. Not a fan of Acosta but doubt he has to apologize to his children for Daddy's actions.
He may apologize. If he is ever released from the gulag by our North Korean style dictator.
 
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I agree and don't defended Trumps past actions...but these weren't while in office and most were designed in attempts to bring him down and are, what, a decade old? Is anyone saying the POTUS is a pure person? I've not seen that defense...I've seen people point out things that other POTUS' did during their Presidency....which were also morally inept.

Bottomline, we are all (in some way or another fallen morally). Yes, we would expect our leaders to be better...But we kind of do get EXACTLY what we deserve in terms of our societies morality.
Boy do I hope you're wrong.