CNN and Jim Acosta suck

Iceman35

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Oct 27, 2008
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Boone County
The White House press core has no right to be disruptive. They serve at the leisure of the president. First amendment rights are checked at the door. Trump should have booted this ass clown akosta a long time ago. Akosta didn’t assault her, but he definitely overstepped a line. The White House has authority and control over the press conference. It was their microphone. When they want it back....he gives it back. Plain and simple. To push the hand of the staffer retrieving the microphone is grounds to revoke the communist stooge.
I don’t disagree with your argument. I’m simply stating there was a much better and effective way to handle it.
 

EdLongshanks

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Nov 16, 2013
19,906
Northern Kentucky
She reached in and initiated the contact. Twice in fact. Physically, he did nothing too her and you would never get that as an assault charge in any court.
It was her microphone. Acosta was being disruptive. He was instructed to give it back. He refused. He blocked the girl from grabbing the microphone. He is clearly in the wrong and thus had his privilege taken away. The only just solution.
 

Iceman35

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Oct 27, 2008
7,987
Boone County
It was her microphone. Acosta was being disruptive. He was instructed to give it back. He refused. He blocked the girl from grabbing the microphone. He is clearly in the wrong and thus had his privilege taken away. The only just solution.
Agreed. That does not mean he assaulted her nor was violent or aggressive to her in any way.

Forgive me, but I will always vehemently oppose the government from censoring the press, which this is a de-facto form of, simply because they don’t like them. Now, if he had said that his privileges are being revoked because he’s making accusations instead of asking questions, which is what Acosta does, then I’d lean toward agreeing with it. But that’s not what happened.
 

EdLongshanks

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Nov 16, 2013
19,906
Northern Kentucky
Agreed. That does not mean he assaulted her nor was violent or aggressive to her in any way.

Forgive me, but I will always vehemently oppose the government from censoring the press, which this is a de-facto form of, simply because they don’t like them. Now, if he had said that his privileges are being revoked because he’s making accusations instead of asking questions, which is what Acosta does, then I’d lean toward agreeing with it. But that’s not what happened.
I’m not saying he assaulted her. He over stepped a line though.

This is not censorship. Censorship would be the federal government shutting down cnn. This is simply not allowing akosta to disrupt the process. It’s instilling order to a White House organized press conference. Akosta is a side show and needs to be treated as such. It’s not fair to the White House or the other communist journalists that maintain civility.
 

Gforcetrivers

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Sep 23, 2016
3,805
Burkesville
Agreed. That does not mean he assaulted her nor was violent or aggressive to her in any way.

Forgive me, but I will always vehemently oppose the government from censoring the press, which this is a de-facto form of, simply because they don’t like them. Now, if he had said that his privileges are being revoked because he’s making accusations instead of asking questions, which is what Acosta does, then I’d lean toward agreeing with it. But that’s not what happened.


You may benefit from an anger management class. Blocking, moving, stopping her hand is all harassment type behavior and should not be tolerated.
 

Iceman35

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Oct 27, 2008
7,987
Boone County
You may benefit from an anger management class. Blocking, moving, stopping her hand is all harassment type behavior and should not be tolerated.
That’s completely false. She initiated the contact. Twice.

I’d wager that if the DNC had video evidence of Brett Kavanaugh doing the same to Ford 30 years ago, many would be singing a different tune.
 

ojibwa62

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Jul 1, 2018
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NOTW
In the old days of CNN Acosta would have been fired immediately.. you know way back when they actually reported on news rather then make it.
 
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Wildcat

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Jan 7, 2002
15,305
Ledbetter, Ky.
What you fail to see as inappropriate is he forced her arm down while she was trying to do her job. If one watches how her left shoulder reacts when Acosta pushes down on her arm, it's clear it was not inadvertent contact. Acosta used a level of force that is unacceptable on anyone in that situation.

If he had done that very same thing with that very same level of force to a police officer he would have found himself on the floor being handcuffed.
 

Wildcat

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Jan 7, 2002
15,305
Ledbetter, Ky.
That’s completely false. She initiated the contact. Twice.

I’d wager that if the DNC had video evidence of Brett Kavanaugh doing the same to Ford 30 years ago, many would be singing a different tune.

She was doing her job and he refused to give up the mike.

Since the first TV press conference with Eisenhower though Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama the President has always choose the reporters for their questions and they all allowed the one picked to ask the next question. They never did anything like that , not ever with Nixon. From the looks of it this seemed planned to me, would not be surprised is several reporters knew this would happen.
 

Iceman35

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Oct 27, 2008
7,987
Boone County
What you fail to see as inappropriate is he forced her arm down while she was trying to do her job. If one watches how her left shoulder reacts when Acosta pushes down on her arm, it's clear it was not inadvertent contact. Acosta used a level of force that is unacceptable on anyone in that situation.

If he had done that very same thing with that very same level of force to a police officer he would have found himself on the floor being handcuffed.
Nope. I’ve watched it several times and that’s not what happened. “Forced” implies intent. His left arm is already moving down, and he’s not even looking at her, as she reaches under said arm. When contact is made, he says pardon me, and raisss his arm up.

And she’s not a police officer, nor was this an attempt at an arrest.

He’d definitely a “look at me” a$$hole, but this was not assault nor inappropriate in any way from a physical aspect. Again, if real evidence existed that Brett Kavanaugh had done something similar 30 years ago, this would not be an issue.
 

WildmanWilson

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Dec 26, 2004
12,597
Western Ky.
I don’t actually see it as assault but he did resist giving the mic back and had his hand up to block the girl and pushed hers away slightly. He was also being combative and rude. He should have given the mic back when she reached for it.

It’s a privilege to be in that room. Not a right. He owes the president some respect.

This idiot just wants to be the show and make a name for himself. He wasn’t asking questions but giving a commentary on his beliefs. He’s been like this nearly every time. He doesn’t deserve to be allowed back in. That’s not censorship. There is a protocol to follow and he’s not on board so see ya later.
 


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