CNN Seeks Emergency Hearing in US District Court to Resolve the White House’s Threat to Rescind Jim Acosta’s Hard Press Pass Again

Here we go again.

Donald Trump notably berated Acosta during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May this past July, refusing to answer a question from the reporter and insisting that CNN had no credibility.

“CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN. CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN…Let’s go to a real network”

Trump’s insults also got personal at the press conference that provoked the White House to revoke Acosta’s credentials. Trump fumed:

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”

Now, Americans are saying that the president is a tyrant for his targeting of Acosta, the network, and the press as a whole.

While it’s not unheard of for a president to dislike dealing with the media, each one has acknowledged the vital need for a free press in order to hold administrations accountable. The White House’s move towards banning a reporter and possibly even an entire network, to many, flies in the face of one of the country’s most sacred institutions.

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