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Weekend ReadsReporters slam White House decision to bar CNN's Acosta

19:31  08 november  2018
19:31  08 november  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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Trump to CNN reporter: 'You are a very rude person' As Jim Acosta attempted to ask follow-up questions, a White House staffer attempted to pull the microphone away from him. Trump — while rebuking Acosta and complaining about CNN's negative coverage of him, a frequent target of his ire at rallies and on social media — said the Mueller investigation was a "hoax." "I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them," Trump said to Acosta. The press conference following the midterm elections was packed with reporters, some of whom talked over each other to grab the president's attention. "Such a hostile media," Trump said. "It's so sad.

Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN ' s Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his press pass.

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Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN's Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his press pass.

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The "hard pass," which speeds up entry to the White House grounds, was suspended by the Trump administration on Wednesday night "until further notice." Why? Because of Acosta's combative exchange with President Donald Trump at his post-midterms press conference.

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CNN journalist Jim Acosta denied entry to White House after spat with Trump Jim Acosta has been denied access to the White House, the same day U.S. President Donald Trump said he is a "terrible person" and "rude."

Jim Acosta of CNN refused several times to sit down or to return a microphone to a White House intern who sought to retrieve it on Wednesday during a news conference. During a testy session with reporters after Tuesday’ s midterm elections, Mr. Trump recognized Mr. Acosta for a question.

Press secretary stood by decision to revoke CNN reporter ’ s access and sharing video edited to make his actions more aggressive.

It is unclear whether Acosta will be turned away again on Thursday. It also remains to be seen whether White House reporters will walk out, or show solidarity with Acosta and CNN in other ways.

Acosta is CNN's chief White House correspondent. He was trying to reenter the White House grounds for a live shot on "Anderson Cooper 360" when he was stopped by Secret Service officers. Within minutes, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had announced the suspension.

"This is a test for all of us," Acosta told Cooper later. "I do think they are trying to shut us down, to some extent, inside the White House press corps." Acosta said he thought the suspension was also an attempt to "send a message to our colleagues."

CNN and several major journalism advocacy groups denounced the White House's move. The Radio Television Digital News Association, which represents newsrooms across the country, called the revocation "unconscionable."

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Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN ' s Jim Acosta after the White It also remains to be seen whether White House reporters will walk out, or show solidarity with Acosta and CNN in other ways. Trump’s boosters used words like “pushed” and “ slammed .”

The White House has revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta ’ s press access after a contentious moment in a news conference with President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday night. The reasons Sanders gave for pulling Acosta ’ s press pass were

Reporters and historians said it was hard to recall a similar episode.

"White House staff don't pull passes over personal pique, only over threats to the president," professor Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project, told CNN.

Reporters slam White House decision to bar CNN's Acosta© Mark Wilson/Getty Images White House television correspondents report after President Donald Trump gave a press conference following the midterm elections.

No one is suggesting that Acosta threatened President Donald Trump. But right-wing websites and pro-Trump commentators alleged that Acosta mistreated a White House intern who tried to take a microphone away from him during the press conference.

Trump's boosters used words like "pushed" and "slammed." They screamed "assault" and "abuse." Sanders cited this alleged "inappropriate behavior" to suspend Acosta's pass. But all of this is contradicted by the video, which shows Acosta holding onto the mic and saying "pardon me, ma'am," when the intern tries to take it away.

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CNN ' s legal challenge comes in response to the Trump administration's decision last week to yank Acosta 's "hard pass," which gave him access to the In a statement later on Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration will return Acosta 's pass.

( CNN ) - Reporters from many news organizations have expressed support for CNN ' s Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his press pass. The "hard pass," which speeds up entry to the White House grounds, was suspended by the Trump administration on Wednesday night "until further notice."

"I was seated next to ⁦Acosta⁩ at today's press conference and did not witness him 'placing his hands' on the young intern, as the White House alleges," Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason wrote on Twitter. "He held on to the microphone as she reached for it."

After asking a follow up question, Acosta let go of the mic.

CNN's critics defend Acosta

Even Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller, a website that harshly criticizes CNN, stood up for Acosta.

"Plenty to criticize Acosta about," Ross wrote, "but he did not 'place his hands' on the intern. It's ridiculous for anyone to suggest he did."

Sanders defended her claim by posting a video on Twitter on Wednesday night. The same video was published about two hours earlier by Paul Joseph Watson, an editor-at-large for the Infowars website.

Both Sanders and Watson used the clip to attack Acosta, but the 15-second video has been distorted to make Acosta look menacing.

CNN said in a statement that Sanders "lied" on Wednesday night. "She provided fraudulent accusations and cited an incident that never happened," CNN said. "This unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. Jim Acosta has our full support."

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While news organizations and certain reporters have been barred from events, Acosta is almost certainly the most high-profile reporter to be The White House Correspondents Association released a statement Wednesday saying it “strongly objects to the Trump Administration’ s decision to use U. S

The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to

Press freedom groups also weighed in. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press said Sanders' "false description of the events leading up to it is insulting not only to the nation's journalists, but to its people."

The White House Correspondents' Association called the yanking of Acosta's pass "out of line" and "unacceptable."

"We urge the White House to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action," the association added.

Revoke credentials? 'I wouldn't do that'

Senior journalists represented by the association also spoke up.

Hallie Jackson, of NBC, wrote on Twitter that the press corps "should stand up against this."

Peter Baker, of The New York Times tweeted, "This is something I've never seen since I started covering the White House in 1996." Baker wrote that he believes Trump called on Acosta at the presser because "he wants the confrontation."

Elisabeth Bumiller, the Washington bureau chief of The Times, said, "The president should not pick and choose who covers him, and he should certainly not force out a representative of one of the country's leading news organizations."

In 2015 and 2016, Trump's campaign refused to give press credentials to reporters from several major news outlets, including the Washington Post and BuzzFeed.

When the issue came to a head in June 2016, Trump told CNN in an interview that, if elected, he would not revoke credentials. At the White House, "it's a different thing," he said.

"When I'm representing the United States, I wouldn't do that," Trump added.

The White House is changing its tune on why it yanked Jim Acosta’s press pass.
The White House initially accused Acosta of what amounted to assault. Now, in the face of a lawsuit, it says the pass was revoked because Acosta wouldn't yield the microphone.

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