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Trump calls CNN reporter a 'rude, terrible person' during explosive press conference

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 05:59 pm
CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 04:17 pm
@Setanta,
Oh yeah that will go far. Rolling Eyes
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 04:29 pm
@Setanta,
Fox backing up CNN on the lawsuit.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 04:53 pm
@ehBeth,
Oh, my goodness!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 05:09 pm
@roger,
it's an odd odd world
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 07:32 am
@ehBeth,
Not really.

Quote:
Critics frequently demand that the White House press corps stick together against what they see as acts of intimidation from the Trump administration.

When it comes to CNN's lawsuit to reinstate reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials, major news organisations - including conservative-leaning Fox News - are doing just that.

This shouldn't come as a big surprise, however. Media outlets jealously guard their prerogatives - and White House access is the lifeblood of their business.

CNN and others came to Fox News's defence in 2009, when the Obama administration froze the cable network out of interviews with key officials.

They also supported Fox when one of its reporters, James Rosen, was named as a criminal co-conspirator in a 2013 Obama justice department leak investigation.

It appears that CNN may also have legal precedent on its side. In a case dating back to the Lyndon Johnson administration in the 1960s, a federal court ruled that a reporter for the left-wing Nation magazine could not be denied a press credential for "arbitrary or content-based criteria".

Forty years later, a court will be considering constitutionally protected press freedoms. And at least in this case, the major media are putting up a united front against the White House.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46213088<br />
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 10:34 am
Quote:
...could not be denied a press credential for "arbitrary or content-based


Whether or not a court accepts it, the White House's withdrawal of Acosta's pass was based on his behavior, not the content of his reporting.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 02:17 pm
His behavior? You mean when he did not put hands on the intern, who is not in fact an intern, but a government employee swilling at the public trough to the tune of $133,000 of taxpayer money per annum?
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 03:13 pm
@farmerman,
It may have started under Obama.
But, you know that whoever the sitting President is, they get the credit (or blame), for the economy.
It has always been that way, and always will be.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 03:17 pm
@Setanta,
No reporter has a right to WH press credentials.
Those are given to reporters at the pleasure of the WH.
If every reporter had a right to press credentials, there would be no room to have press conferences.
CNN is not barred from the press conferences, they just have to send another reporter.
They are not being hurt in any way.
tony5732
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 01:28 am
@farmerman,
Oh god. Obama had 8 years to do something and if you look at the Dow Jones it's pretty crystal clear that economic progress started around November 2016. You know what else happened Nov 2016?

What I don't get is why Obama base thinks Obama took 8 years to get something done that only happened the day he left
tony5732
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 01:34 am
@tony5732,
Also just to elaborate not defending Bush at all, but nobody investing ever believed in Obama's shitty policies or the stock market would have boomed during the Obama administration.
tony5732
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 01:52 am
@tony5732,
And unemployment would have that far down during one of the 8 years during the Obama presidency
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vikorr
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 02:06 am
@tony5732,
Quote:
Also just to elaborate not defending Bush at all, but nobody investing ever believed in Obama's shitty policies or the stock market would have boomed during the Obama administration.
I just looked up the S&P 500, and calculated an average of 19.9% annual growth 2009-2016, and 10.98% for the Dow Jones for the same period

https://www.thebalance.com/stock-market-returns-by-year-2388543
https://www.macrotrends.net/1319/dow-jones-100-year-historical-chart

By the way, I live in Australia. I have little to no idea what Obama's fiscal policies were. I simply find checking on these sorts of claims interesting.
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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 06:12 am
@mysteryman,
mysteryman wrote:

No reporter has a right to WH press credentials.
Those are given to reporters at the pleasure of the WH.
If every reporter had a right to press credentials, there would be no room to have press conferences.
CNN is not barred from the press conferences, they just have to send another reporter.
They are not being hurt in any way.


I don't think that's exactly true. Press credentials are given to specific reporters by their agency, not the White House itself.

Can the White House Revoke a Reporter’s Credentials?
Not really.
BY JOSHUA E. KEATING | JUNE 7, 2010, 11:08 PM

Today, after 50 years of covering the White House, Hearst newspapers columnist Helen Thomas announced her retirement after the widespread outrage that followed the release of a video in which she says that Jews in Israel should "go back to Germany and Poland." White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called Thomas’s remarks "offensive and reprehensible." But if the 89-year-old Thomas had insisted on remaining, could the White House have forced her out of the press corps?

Probably not.

To get accredited for the White House, a reporter first needs to be approved for a congressional press pass by the Standing Committee of Correspondents, elected by accredited reporters. (A notable exception to this rule was Jeff Gannon of the conservative website Talon News, who was repeatedly allowed to ask — usually friendly — questions during the George W. Bush administration’s White House press briefings despite never being given a congressional pass. Gannon’s presence in the press room became a minor scandal when liberal bloggers revealed that he had posted X-rated pictures of himself on the Internet and had worked as a gay escort.)

Among other requirements, congressional reporters must demonstrate that they work for a publication whose "principal business is the daily dissemination of original news and opinion of interest to a broad segment of the public" and is "editorially independent of any institution, foundation or interest group that lobbies the federal government." The White House also requires an additional Secret Service background check. The White House Correspondents‘ Association (WHCA), a professional association of journalists who cover the president, is not involved in the credentialing process, and White House reporters are not required to be WHCA members.

Once you’ve got the pass, you can renew it every year without additional scrutiny. More than 2,000 reporters have "hard passes" to the White House, though the vast majority don’t work out of the building every day and the briefing room seats just 50 people, with standing room for about another 30.

Because administrations generally don’t want to be seen as deciding who is or isn’t a qualified journalist, it’s unheard of for a reporter to be suspended for the quality of his or her reporting or behavior, though there are a few notable cases of reporters being barred for security reasons.

The Nation‘s Robert Sherrill was denied Secret Service clearance during Lyndon Johnson’s administration on the grounds that he posed a physical threat to the president. (He had gotten into a few fistfights with government officials earlier in his career.) Sherrill went on to cover the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations as the Nation’s White House correspondent despite being barred from the building. Even after the American Civil Liberties Union successfully challenged Sherrill’s barring in federal court, he didn’t bother to get a pass, saying he had better things to do than "sitting around for some dumb [expletive] to give a press conference."

Another reporter who fell afoul of White House security rules was Trude Feldman, a longtime freelancer for a number of mostly Jewish newspapers who covered every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. Feldman was famous for her softball interview style — she irritated other correspondents by scoring a rare interview with Bill Clinton at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and asking him such probing questions as, "How will you strive to be a better president as well as a global leader?" Feldman was suspended from the White House for 90 days in 2001 after security cameras caught her rifling through a press aide’s desk late at night. Feldman returned, eventually retiring in 2007.

The White House may frown on trespassing, but assaulting fellow reporters is apparently tolerated. Notorious press room eccentric Naomi Nover inherited a hard pass from her husband, a former Denver Post reporter, in 1973 and paid her own way on nearly every presidential trip abroad until her death in 1995 despite never actually doing any reporting. Once, during the Carter administration, she began swinging her handbag at Baltimore Sun correspondent Carl Leubsdorf, whom she thought had been laughing at her. Some years later, the 4’11” Nover whacked Los Angeles Times photographer Bernie Boston, who was blocking her view of Ronald Reagan and Mother Theresa, with an umbrella.

Other dubious press corps veterans include Baltimore radio host Les Kinsolving, who covers the White House for the conspiratorially minded website WorldNetDaily. On the rare occasions when he gets called on, Kinsolving is known for launching into opinionated diatribes that only occasionally take the form of questions. Lately he has become fixated on the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Kinsolving bills himself on his own website as "one of the few who has the guts to ask probing questions and even providing [sic] comic relief."

Another unusual fixture is Indian journalist Raghubir Goyal, who reports on the White House for the India Globe, a publication whose website contains no content. Goyal is known for asking lengthy questions about India policy, particularly on Kashmir, no matter what else is going on in the world. He became known as "Goyal the Foil" during the Bush administration because of Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s habit of calling on him when facing tough questions from other reporters. Goyal recently raised some eyebrows by asking Gibbs about the Obama administration’s stance on yoga.

Thanks to the White House Correspondents Association
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 07:31 am
There are so many loons in this thread, it looks like a lake in northern Canada.
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revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 09:53 am
Judge Orders White House to Reinstate Press Credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:29 am
@revelette1,

Timothy Kelly is a Trump-appointed judge lol
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 12:14 pm
@Region Philbis,
So I take it you approve of Trump's appointment?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 12:15 pm
@revelette1,
It is a reasonable decision based on the concept of due process, something liberals were bound and determined to deny Judge Kavanaugh.
 

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