Let’s be 100% clear on two things: 1) The 1st Amendment must be defended, even from the President. Perhaps especially from the President. 2) Mainstream media’s bias against all thing conservative means actions should be taken… by the people.
I am a very strict and avid supporter of a free press, the 1st Amendment, and the Constitution as a whole. Under no circumstances would I advocate government censorship of the press beyond common sense measures such as preventing the press from revealing private information of United States citizens.
The suspension of Jim Acosta’s press pass is not an attack on the free press. CNN is free to publish or televise whatever they want and any attempts by the President or anyone in government to subvert this freedom should be opposed. Keeping a belligerent, self-absorbed attention-seeker like Acosta from entering the White House is defensible based on his unhinged actions today.
I’m not a fan of the President going after the press all the time. That’s not to say he’s not justified based upon their treatment of him, but it simply doesn’t behoove him or the nation when he brings it up all the time. When they strike first and prove his point, how he reacts to them is definitely acceptable.
CNN’s Jim Acosta is an idiot. Every time he has the mic it’s a an opportunity for the narcissist to say, “Look at me, I’m defiant, I’m the Resistance!” He did it again today and the President handled it well.
CNN should send someone else in his place. It would be advisable to send someone who doesn’t use a press conference as their personal self-promotion platform.
The press is not the enemy of the people. Many members of the press may act in ways that present people the wrong information, perspectives, or interpretations of events, but that’s not the government’s problem. That’s our problem.
It’s up to the American people to demand better from the press. We cannot reward them for disinformation, aka #FakeNews. CNN can say what they want and we will be their judge. The White House is not obligated to give anyone access.