White House Notifies CNN Journalist Jim Acosta of Rules to Permanently Revoke “Hard Pass”….

The White House sent a letter to CNN narrative engineer Jim Acosta notifying him his pass granting him temporary access to the White House grounds could be suspended after a temporary restraining order runs its course:

As noted the letter outlines the White House is establishing formal rules for conduct as an outcome of CNN filing a lawsuit to support the behavior of the “journalist”.  Following the process for appeal, and denial therein, the White House intends permanent revocation.

Thus the baseline for unacceptable conduct, and the decision for press-pass revocation, will now apply toward all journalists covering the White House; and the White House Correspondents Association will no longer be the decision-maker.

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339 Responses to White House Notifies CNN Journalist Jim Acosta of Rules to Permanently Revoke “Hard Pass”….

  1. Joey Buttafucho says:

    US President Donald Trump is given lemons, he makes lemonade.
    Be careful what you wish for narrative makers.

    Liked by 14 people

  2. Joey Buttafucho says:

    US President Donald Trump is given lemons, he makes lemonade.
    Be careful what you wish for narrative makers.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jahealy says:

    We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual. The presstitutes will revert back to form immediately, because they can’t help themselves, and because their employers applaud them for bad behavior. The WH will also revert back to form and put up with it. They will not try again to have Acosta removed. How bad would it look if they tried and backed down a second time?

    This isn’t a win for the WH, imo. In fact, the only win I can think of is to cancel the pressers. What would the ‘tutes do at that point? Storm Sarah’s office and drag her down the hall to the podium?

    Cancel em.

    Liked by 5 people

    • jack says:

      I don’t think the president lost on this, he just has to adapt and he NOW knows the standard that the Judge imposed on this … and Judge told Trump he has to have rules and what happens if those rules are broken lists so everybody knows the RULES.

      So, I see it as a WIN for Trump, because he NOW has rules in place, and Trump Admin is looking at this very seriously, and if one of the reporters break the rules, Trump should have his rules enforced. Then have MSM take him to court, and NOW Trump has the rules and can show they violated them and states in rules what happens if they violate the rules, their press pass is revolted.

      Trump already did go to court over this and lost. But his comeback will be STRONGER now with RULES in place , and let’s see what happens next.

      Liked by 15 people

      • andyocoregon says:

        Abilio will act out again, count on it.

        Liked by 6 people

      • Maquis says:

        Hard to say he lost, really. Do we really think President Trump didn’t know the players and couldn’t game this out? CNN spins, but PDJT wins. The entire WH Press Corpse are now on a short leash and they all have the smarmy moral midget Asscosta to thank for it.

        😈

        Liked by 11 people

        • jahealy says:

          And again I say, the short leash only works if you use it. The rules only work when they’re enforced. If the WH really wanted to play hardball with the presstitutes, we wouldn’t be discussing this nonsense 2 years in.

          Liked by 2 people

          • steph_gray says:

            2 years in is probably just about the right time to be discussing it.

            In case you didn’t notice, VSGPDJT had quite a few other things to accomplish before getting around to this particular episode of flyswatting.

            Liked by 5 people

            • jahealy says:

              The right time to discuss it was the first time it was crystal clear how these “press conferences” were going to go. Two years and a pizzing contest between POTUS and Acosta later, it’s past time to be discussing it.

              Liked by 1 person

        • olderwiser21 says:

          Maquis – “smarmy moral midget Asscosta” – I love that! Thank you for my giggle for this evening….

          Like

        • Mncpo(ret) says:

          The real win about this is it takes all of the power away from the WH Press Corps and hands it to the White House Public Relations Staff. They’ve been benched and are, probably, mad as he11.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “because he NOW has rules in place,”

        Well I hope that everyone has to sign a copy of those rules and agree to abide by them, as a condition for receiving a “hard pass”. Otherwise, revoke them all if they refuse to sign.

        Liked by 7 people

      • I don’t believe Pres Trump lost on this one.

        The White House now has the rules spelled out.

        One question asked at a time by each reporter and after answered another reporter gets a turn.

        No badgering the press secretary, no shouting out of turn, no repeating the same questions over and over, no hogging the mic.

        And if these chuckleheads think Pres Trump does not mean what he says and will not revoke their passes they are in for a rude awakening.

        Liked by 11 people

      • madeline says:

        They need a signed affidavit stating that they understand the rules and will abide and understand that should they violate the rules they will lose their hard and any press pass. Sounds ridiculous this should be a no brainer.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Joe Kenney says:

        I think some of you could put a positive spin on a 2020 lost! End story, no speculation: our President can’t even get a confrontational jerk banned…and even gives in to him after stating he won’t. Remains to be seen what happens next.

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        • Newton Love says:

          Joe Kenney, what an incredibly Trollish post you made. As if you could stand in judgement of anyone on the CTH. Are you already pushing that PDJT will lose in 2020?

          Well hear this. Long after you (D)s throw ALL of the Clintons under the bus, we Deplorables will still be supporting PDJT. We are stalwart and unaffected by pipsqueak Trolls like you!

          You assert “our President can’t even get a confrontational jerk banned” which is even more Trollish! PDJT banned immigrants from nations that have poor ID control. A stupid Judge blocked him, the SCOTUS overruled the stupid Judge.
          Jimmy the Accoster and CNN got a judge to rule on the 5th Amendment part of the case, so the WH wrote rules.
          But you try to claim PDJT is impotent against a stupid reporter. At 72, PDJT is more of a stud than your 21 year-old husband.

          Get out of here, Troll, or I will call you out on your down-talking HATE posts, every time!

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        • trialbytruth says:

          Yes JOE our POTUS is the weakest President ever. That’s why Angela Merkel and Macron have him wrapped around their little finger. He is so weak you should go up to him give him a shove and tell him toughen up. Then you come back and tell us how that went.

          Tough guys lol

          Liked by 1 person

      • LafnH20 says:

        Certainly hope all presstitutes will have to SIGN and ACKNOWLEDGE these rules.
        Otherwise they will claim ignorance of them.

        Liked by 1 person

      • PatriotKate says:

        R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

        That’s all it’s about.

        This was a huge win for the President. How it could be seen as otherwise is beyond me. The President and the WH look quite reasonable and the press is warned. The WH has every right and they are handling it with kid gloves. It’s part to respect the other so-called journalists who haven’t misbehaved and a reasonable warning at the same time.

        The only egg they will have on their face is if the White House fails to do as they have warned if there’s an infraction of the rules — i.e. revoking passes or walking out of Press Conferences.

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    • KimmyK says:

      “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual. The presstitutes will revert back to form immediately, because they can’t help themselves, and because their employers applaud them for bad behavior. The WH will also revert back to form and put up with it. They will not try again to have Acosta removed. How bad would it look if they tried and backed down a second time?”

      I agree.

      Also, imo, this made the WH look weak. Who the heck is advising the administration these days?

      A bunch of Never Trumpers?

      I love PDJT, but the situation was not handled well from the get-go.

      The rules they wrote are also weak, IMO.

      So, when Jim or April over step the “boundaries” or these “new rules” and if/when they pull the next press pass and end up back in court over it, what a mess that is going to be if you ask me, but what do I know.

      Also, who does the administration have fighting this stuff in court anyway?

      It seems like a bunch of 2nd rate attorneys because I haven’t seen much winning!

      Of course many of the courts are still stacked, but their arguments have been weak!

      I’m ready for a little winning!

      Liked by 4 people

      • JX says:

        Here’s the rule: the White House can remove anyone at anytime.

        Liked by 4 people

        • jahealy says:

          Here’s the reality: They won’t.

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          • Clinteastwood says:

            How the hell do you know what the WH will do?

            Liked by 3 people

          • Newton Love says:

            The irony is as thick as meatloaf!
            jahealy says:
            November 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
            We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

            Now, KimmyK says:
            November 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
            “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

            the rest of those posts are identical.

            And now on the sub-thread that “KimmyK” started this Concern Troll spew, jahealy is chiming in to defend KimmyK.
            Is Cybil your mother? Are you both KimmyK and jahealy? Then you are schizophrenic!

            No, you “both” are just stupid Trolls, and I will call you out on ever down-talking and HATE post you make here.

            Just go away Trolls. We Deplorables will NEVER SURRENDER!

            Liked by 1 person

            • jahealy says:

              Have no idea what you’re going on about Newton. Stop name calling- it’s childish. Seeing reality has nothing to do with surrender.

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            • KimmyK says:

              Hey Newt,
              Just an FYI, I copied part of jahealy’s post because I agreed with it!!!

              I should have wrote jahealy said (or something) since my post ended up much farther down than I thought it would.

              I’m sorry if some of you can’t take ANY disagreement with this Administration WHATSOEVER, but to call someone a troll just because they disagree with a policy or whatever is just unreal.

              Sorry, I’m not into ‘group think’ and just because someone isn’t, or their opinions do not align with yours is not a reason to label them a troll.

              And NO, we are not the same “person” or a tag team, just two people on a board who God forbid both have a different opinion than you!!

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      • tommyd22 says:

        From my reading, it would appear that Acosta will not be a factor as he is done after the court deadline passes.
        So you see Jim it really is not “your” daily Hit.. at all.. It does not belong to YOU.
        You Jim had a privilege and you lost that same privilege all because you are a total jacka$$..
        Now you got buttkiss..

        Liked by 1 person

      • madeline says:

        Appeal and no press conference until it is settled. Additionally, no protected press pool on airfare one or anywhere near the whitehouse.

        Liked by 7 people

      • Newton Love says:

        jahealy says:
        November 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
        We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

        Now, KimmyK says:
        November 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
        “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

        the rest of those posts are identical?

        So, who are you? jahealy or KimmyK?
        You are neither. Those are just the made-up names that you use to try and Troll CTH Treepers.

        Just go away with you negative Hate Speech posts about how PDJT is weak and can never win.
        Go away Concern Troll. We need no advice from you!

        Liked by 1 person

      • MelH says:

        Kimmy K, I’m sorry you chose to comnent!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Tim says:

      Acosta is OUT.. the way I read the letter the White House is saying to Acosta you went to a judge who set some conditions for cancelling you. OK here is how we meet judges conditions. The rules are “the widely shared understanding that” ….you broke them ..you have till the 20th nov to appeal to us, if not your out.. oh the judges temporary restraint apples till then

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      • Newton Love says:

        PDJT banned immigrants from nations that have poor ID control. A stupid Judge blocked him, the SCOTUS overruled the stupid Judge.

        Jimmy the Accoster and CNN got a judge to rule on the 5th Amendment part of the case, so the WH wrote rules.

        PDJT is still in charge and calling the shots.

        Liked by 1 person

    • jackphatz says:

      The reason Trump did not lose out here is because Acosta / CNN forced the Trump WH to be the adult here, to outline what acceptable behavior is and to spell out what the punishment, at least for Acosta, will be. Trump just did the heavy lifting for all POTUS to come.
      THIS is CNN. It’s unconscionable that a POTUS has to actually tell a news reported how he must conduct himself.

      Liked by 10 people

      • jahealy says:

        Rules only work when they’re enforced. My point was, the presstitutes will break the rules, and the WH will tolerate it. Like I said, we’ve seen this show before.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Clinteastwood says:

          So…..you’ll be back to eat some crow once Acosta is no longer allowed in the WH, right?

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        • Newton Love says:

          jahealy says:
          November 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
          We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

          Now, KimmyK says:
          November 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
          “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

          the rest of those posts are very similar Concern Trolling.

          So, who are you? jahealy or KimmyK?
          You are neither. Those are just the made-up names that you use to try and Troll CTH Treepers.

          Just go away with your negative Hate Speech posts about how PDJT is weak and can never win.
          Go away Concern Troll.
          We need no advice from you!

          Like

    • Newton Love says:

      Golly!
      jahealy says:
      November 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
      We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

      But, KimmyK says:
      November 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
      “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

      the rest of those posts are similar.

      Is Cybil your mother? Are you both KimmyK and jahealy? Then you are schizophrenic!

      No, you “both” are just stupid Trolls, and I will call you out on ever down-talking and HATE post you make here.

      Just go away Trolls. We Deplorables will NEVER SURRENDER!

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  4. TheGardenerGeneral says:

    I hope they call it the Acosta Protocol.

    Liked by 9 people

  5. andyocoregon says:

    And when Abilio James Acosta does get thrown out again, will he play the Race Card? After all, his father is Cuban. You know April Ryan would play the Race Card in an instant if she got thrown out.

    Liked by 8 people

    • KimmyK says:

      Yep, and when that happens and it ends up back in court the fake news will spin it 24/7 for a week and make this administration really look bad. JMO
      Us Trump supporters will know the real story, but many who only watch the drive by media will be even more turned off.
      I hope it doesn’t play out that way, but I know several people who believe the media and their spin and something like that won’t be helping to pick up any of their votes for 2020.

      Liked by 2 people

      • steph_gray says:

        Oh, nice try, but the race card stuff fell tattered by the wayside the instant VSGPDJT was elected.

        Only those still in the thrall of the yellowstream media imagine it still works. A rapidly shrinking number every day.

        Concern noted, of course. 🙄

        Liked by 2 people

        • Apollo says:

          I’ll be you were “noting concern” about Sessions critics all year, amirite?

          Observing is not concern trolling.

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          • Newton Love says:

            But jahealy and KimmyK being the same person is that argue for each others’ post is Trolling, and they are Concern Trolls in every post they make, even the one above where “KimmyK” claims to be a “Trump supporter” except she talks-down and denigrates PDJT in every post (jahealy, too).

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            • KimmyK says:

              Excuse me?
              I’m concerned about PDJT being reelected in 2020.

              You people can bury your heads in the sand but with the election fraud we just witnessed (trial run for 2020 if you ask me) and my State that voted FOR PDJT in 2016 which just turned SOLID BLUE – DOWN THE WHOLE TICKET, yes I am CONCERNED!!!!!

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      • Newton Love says:

        jahealy says:
        November 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
        We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

        Now, KimmyK says:
        November 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm
        “We’ve seen this show before, folks. Prepare for business as usual.

        the rest of those posts are very similar Concern Trollings.

        So, who are you? jahealy or KimmyK?
        You are neither. Those are just the made-up names that you use to try and Troll CTH Treepers.

        Just go away with you negative Hate Speech posts about how PDJT is weak and can never win.
        Go away Concern Troll. We need no advice from you!

        Like

    • President Trump: “Jim, the race card? Really? C’mon Jim, you’re just trying that because I am white.”

      Lunatic Jim: Thousand yard stare.

      President Trump: “Get him out.”

      It’s just that simple. Playing the race card IS “RACIST”.

      And stupidity, too.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lulu says:

      What race card? He’s white. He’s a white Cuban just like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Hispanic is nota race there are black, white, Indian, Asian and mixed Hispanics.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I posted the following on the Presidential Politics thread earlier this afternoon. Its one of those “I’d like to see” things:

    All White House press briefings are cancelled until further notice.
    All White House press credentials are immediately revoked until further notice.
    Daily press releases if needed shall be e-mailed to all media.
    The White House is evaluating how future press briefings will be handled.
    The White House will release its “rules, regulations and decorum” when completed – probably after the first of the year.
    The White House will not entertain any questions about the subject.
    END OF DISCUSSION

    [Let Acosta explain to the media why all of them no longer have access into the White House………….ha-ha-ha-ha….]

    Liked by 18 people

    • KimmyK says:

      Like!
      If it was handled in this manner it would have sent the message, “We are not messing around with you fools any longer!”
      Now, I’m not so sure, I guess I will have to wait and see what happens next.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bennie Sprouse says:

      The Judge’s reasoning was not very smart – “you can revoke EVERYONE, but not just one”! His Mother must have never told him “If Jimmy jumped off a roof would YOU jump too?” I’m with some of the others – CANCEL THEM ALL and let THEM deal with little peckerhead jim!

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  7. WSB says:

    “Thus the baseline for unacceptable conduct, and the decision for press-pass revocation, will now apply toward all journalists covering the White House; and the White House Correspondents Association will no longer be the decision-maker.”

    MOAB.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the White House Correspondents Association will no longer be the decision-maker.”

      That begs the question of how they ever got to be “the decision maker” in the first place?

      Liked by 12 people

      • jrapdx says:

        Group self-regulation is a mark of professionalism. Policing one’s own membership confers respect of the public, and used to be an important function of guilds and associations of professions. FWIW over time the enforcement of ethical and professional conduct migrated to governmental agencies in the form of licensing boards and other oversight mechanisms. Professional societies are now reduced to lobbying organizations and perhaps offering an educational component, but even in those respects they are being overshadowed by other entities.

        “Correspondents” used to belong to a profession and their self-regulating organization was important, had teeth to enforce the rules of conduct. Over time MSM entities became the greater influence and called the shots. The Correspondent’s Association became irrelevant in that respect and the situation deteriorated to its present condition.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Comrade Mope says:

          jrapdx, those are fair points; I cannot disagree- but… The WHCA has been a mess for over a decade. Their dinners have devolved to the lowest common denominator- the insult as a joke. I submit you can draw a straight line from the hostility and nastiness at these dinners to the lack of decorum shown to the office of the president. Incivility and disrespect are becoming normalized.
          One of the things president Trump does extremely well is assigning ownership to a problem. The WHCA will own this problem. If they don’t fix it there would be nothing Mr. Trump would love more than to see it crushed.
          Reopen the White House swimming pool!

          Liked by 4 people

          • MelH says:

            Mr. Trump is now PRESIDENT Trump and you jerks who don’t understand the significance of that are too dumb to have a limb on the Tree. It is the LEAST we can give to Donald John Trump in these days when he has given soooooooooooooo much for so little respect.

            Liked by 1 person

          • jrapdx says:

            Absolutely, the deterioration of professionalism among reporters is evident in many circumstances. It’s happening in other professions too, for example, among physicians disciplining those who breech ethical standards is no long the province of medical societies, now a task passed to medical licensing boards. I don’t think it’s healthy for the state to assume this role but physicians long since lost the ball to non-medical administrators re: regulating the practice of medicine.

            Reporters likewise long ago lost the independence to factually report stories. Likely it relates to monopolistic ownership of media companies where the decisions about how to report and publish “news” is handed down from disinterested and remote corporate “bean counters” and “narrative artists”.

            No doubt the lack of civility we observe is dictated by the media owners and their slave sycophantic “managers” of “news products”. So naturally it’s reflected in their “professional” organizations as well.

            I think the WHCA long ago ceded any influence over WH reporters to the media entity bosses. It’s merely a shell of what it once might have been. PT is right to ignore it since it serves no useful professional purpose.

            Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        Very good question.

        I watched Lou Dobbs tonight. He had a gentleman on, who I have seen before but do not remember the name.

        He described the fact that the first two rows of journalists in the WH beating room are all contributors to CNN and MSNBC. So, they are all paid by CNN and MSNBC.

        I was flabbergasted!

        Liked by 3 people

    • jrapdx says:

      You hit the nail squarely on the head. Wresting the authority to discipline and control reporter behavior from the reporters themselves reduces the power of the MSM to steer the “narrative” re: the President. Rudeness was a tool they used to undermine the President’s standing, but that tool has now been significantly blunted.

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  8. jack says:

    It would be FUN to watch the interaction between Acosta and Trump! Bring some popcorn and watch the Trump Show!

    I sort of wonder how Trump will approach this … will he call on Acosta …. or …. look at Acosta and smile and call on all the people around him, …. or…..Call on Acosta, and act friendly and if Acosta crosses the RULES … immediately says “get him out” and Secret Service forcefully removes him … and Trump saying “next question” …. or …Trump could say … if you want to follow Acosta there is the door but if you want to act like grown ups we can get back to questions.

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  9. Robert W says:

    BS rules established now, win for Trump…. What about obama jerkoff kicking press out. What about obama jerkoff going after Fox correspondents Rosen-somebody (can’t remember his name)? Dems can do whatever they want but Repubs can’t??? Trump needs to get these judges! Appeal to the Supreme Court on this and overturn the ruling. Get the judges!!!! ugh!!!!!!! 😉 Go Trump! lol

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  10. 4sure says:

    I don’t see any rules. I don’t see where it says Acostthem will lose his hard pass permanently. The “rules” outlined are simply what was past protocol. I don’t think they pass muster as “RULES” in the future.

    I wrote many department wide rules and policies, and I would never have repeated past informal protocol as rules to use to punish someone (terminate, demote,suspend,etc.). I’m sure that is what the judge was also ruling. Not saying Acosta should not be barred. I would have kicked him out permanently long ago. Just saying rules should be formalized and some punishment for violating should be spelled out. Punishment can be broadly stated or more specific.

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  11. Zimbalistjunior says:

    By not detailing the numerous previous misconduct by accosta, the WH ensures he gets one more chance. Or two.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. iswhatitis says:

    I hope they (the WH) makes everyone going into the “press room” (whatever the official name is) somehow acknowledge the new rules.

    Back when I used to train employees, it was common practice to have the trained employees “sign off” that they were now trained and had received training. Otherwise tehre would always be some joker that would try to claim they hadn’t heard/hadn’t been trained/didn’t know/blah blah.

    All of “the pool” should have to “sign off” acknowledging the new rules before admittance.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. JX says:

    What authority has the Judiciary to tell the Executive how to run their discretionary public events?

    Liked by 3 people

    • madeline says:

      Additionally, the press should not be allowed to ask random questions when there is a foreign dignitary present. The questions should be about the topic discussed in the interview with the dignitary.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. 335blues says:

    Jim Acosta is no reporter.
    He is a marxist agitator.
    His kind does not belong anywhere near the white house.
    In fact, a restraining order should be issued to keep him away.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. ogoggilby says:

    Heee’s back….

    “CNN announced Monday that the White House has reinstated correspondent Jim Acosta’s ‘hard pass,’ prompting the network to drop its lawsuit against the administration over the reporter’s temporary suspension.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/11/19/jim-acosta-white-house-press-pass-cnn-dropping-lawsuit/

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  16. anniefannie says:

    Give April and Accost-her lovely back row seats. Your choice whether it is in front of or behind the equipment at the back of the room. Personally I would like to see a nice bulletproof glass wall between these two and those on the podium (and all the other reporters since this Die-anemic Duo will be way back). Give em a mic but make it CNN’s frequency in Atlanta.
    They deserve each other!

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  17. Whitehouse Clown says:

    Jim,
    You messed with the bull, got the horn.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. RJones says:

    All he needs to do is apologize. Doesn’t seem that difficult, but will his ego allow it?

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  19. Sentient says:

    Just remember – next tim he gets the boot… take his coat!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Newton Love says:

      > “… next tim he gets the boot… take his coat!”

      What this coat?

      The back has a huge vertical stain on the left side of the back. I wouldn’t wear that tiny man’s coat, ever!

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  20. Doppler says:

    I think it is a win. Acosta now has to persuade the WH to overturn its preliminary decision to revoke his pass, using the new rules. He can argue he didn’t do what the WH says, (but he did, that would fail). Or he can say I didn’t know the rules, but I promise to abide by them in the future, in which case he’s thrown himself on the WH’s mercy. If he apologizes, promises to be a good boy, and begs to be reinstated, how is that not a win, regardless of whether he’s re-instated for now, or maybe suspended for another 30 days, or allowed to show up but not ask any questions for 5 sessions?

    I agree with commenters that Acosta has nothing to do with journalism, but seeks instead to make himself the story, grandstanding in front of a national audience. So his story is he got suspended for bad behavior, and must beg to get back in. And those with more couth will look down on him.

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  21. dawg says:

    Im not sure why this was posted to begin with, much less why its still up. What was written did not accurately represent the actual letter. Then the WH backtracked, reinstated the pass, and Acosta dropped the lawsuit. Somebody needs to delete, correct, amend, update…….something. It was incorrect and outdated when it first posted. Now here we are hours later and people are still commenting on it as if its relevant.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Could it possibly be the fact that the letter is a reply to an actual court case, with the court case number actually listed on the document?

      The court case and document are easily checked. Have you checked that? Where is your supporting proof for your claims?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Newton Love says:

      > “Im not sure why this was posted to begin with, much less why its still up. What was written did not accurately represent the actual letter. Then the WH backtracked …”

      dawg, there y’all go, Trollin’ again.
      Ain’t y’all got nothin’ good to say about anything?

      No, y’all’s always bad-mouthin’, and runnin’ down our President and his Administration.

      Y’alls just itchin’ to go convince us Treepers to give up, and stop supportin’ our President.

      Well, you can go to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.
      We Deplorables will ALWAYS SUPPORT President Trump.

      Soze stop Concern Trollin’ us. It don’ work!

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  22. Another Scott says:

    Wait – temporary restraining order? Is that how Acosta got his press pass back? That wasn’t a victory at all, it just means the Whitehouse has to delay things until questions are settled. I haven’t seen a report of the actual proceedings but a temporary restraining order doesn’t mean Jim Acosta won some great victory for the First Amendment it just means he lives a little while longer before he begins his new journalism career outside of the Whitehouse….

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    • Yes, that’s what happened. It’s no victory at all. The Judge was correct imo apparently the government could not even tell him who had ordered the credentials removed. He did not rule on the First Amendment, he ruled on the fifth…since there are no guidelilnes for behavior you cannot just ban one particular person..WH press dept needs to get its act together.
      This is just so indicative of how the media reports things…no facts. no details..it’s a temporary injunction to give the Wh time to get its act together. I thought this Bill Shine person was some kind of professional.

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  23. namberak says:

    Pardon my stupidity but I had no idea that some “journalist’s” association decided who got one. That’s preposterous. Since about 100 different channels have more viewers than CNN these days, they should have been kicked out long ago in favor it any number of cooking shows.

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  24. sunnydaze says:

    CNN suggests “editing” WH Press Conferences.

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  25. Acosta is nothing But a Rude and nasty fake journalism,

    Liked by 1 person

  26. sunnydaze says:

    haha.True.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. covfefe999 says:

    I love how Trump’s team has to spell out rules of conduct that we all learned in like 1st grade. Hahahaha.

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  28. Jonathan Galt says:

    My sense is that AT&T is not going to tolerate Acosta once they are allowed to run the company.
    Once the DoJ matter is finalized, my guess is you will see the panel shows limited and a more professional White House reporter appointed. Acosta provides little benefit to CNN.

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  29. LibertyVibe says:

    Give Acosta’s hard pass to Alex Jones. That will piss them off!

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  30. Substitute “juice box” for “question” and those rules look amazingly similar to what my kids had posted in their kindergarten classrooms.

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  31. DT2020 says:

    This is a great article

    “In short, the judge said to the White House: You can’t throw out a reporter without going through a process. But if you go through a process — which you, the White House, can design — then you can throw the reporter out. In the end, it could be that Kelly’s ruling will make it easier for the White House to oust reporters in the future — and to make the decision stick.”

    Read more:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/could-acosta-decision-make-it-easier-for-white-house-to-kick-reporters-out

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  32. The rules should be called the Acosta Rules. Next time anyone is expelled they will know who to thank.

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  33. Newton Love says:

    I searched all comments, and nobody remarked on cry baby Jimmy The Accoster’s back. Look at the last photo in Sundance’s post:

    See the huge vertical stain on Jimmy The Acosster’s lower left side of his back. That doesn’t seem to be a sweat stain. It looks like an old grease stain to me.

    Maybe the White House should codify the suit and tie for men, professional wear for women, including “with no stains on, or tears in the clothing.”

    OMG! Jimmy the Accoster is a slovenly excuse for a man.

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  34. RatedProduct says:

    Acosta is an obnoxious twerp.
    Back in the day, at any sort of gathering I attended, he’d have been given a brief ‘talking to’ and then escorted to the curb with extreme prejudice.
    Frankly disappointed he wasn’t treated in this manner right out of the gate.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      Remove all cameras and recording devices including cell phones. Once you make the press go full “Jimmy Olsen,” they’ll be too busy writing. The posturing will stop.

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  35. Mike diamond says:

    It’s not freedom of the press,it’s radical political left wing hacks,like Jim acosta!!! The press is picking on President Trump and all us conservatives!!!!

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  36. Doug says:

    The microphone babe is cuuuute!

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  37. jello333 says:

    A bit of a roller-coaster, but in the end this is gonna be GOOD for our side. Because now there are rules, actual RULES that all the press must abide by. We’ve needed that for a long time, but I couldn’t figure out how it could be done. But now a federal judge spells it out, and the White House is taking advantage of it.

    And you know what else is great? Remember how in school some teachers liked to use a “collective punishment” tactic? When one or two kids did something stupid over and over, the teacher would finally say, “Well, I’m sorry class, but from now on you ALL have to do XYZ, and you have Bobby and Billy to thank for that.” In basic training in the Army, it’s also a favorite tactic by the more sadistic drill sergeants. ( 😉 ) But no matter when or where it’s used, one of the effects is that the original trouble-maker winds up being blamed by ALL his/her peers.

    Poor Jimmy…

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  38. NYGuy54 says:

    Nice. This went down just like I thought it would.. Acosta screwed the rest of the press corps. He’s probably too stupid to understand that. Plus he has to be a good little boy. You cannot outTrump Pres Trump. Major net victory for the WH.

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  39. dawg says:

    Does anybody have a link to the letter from yesterday? The letter establishing the rules? The letter posted was from last week.

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  40. gerkmonster says:

    When the children aren’t responsible. This is what has ri be done

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  41. TwoLaine says:

    When these came out yesterday they were all saying they would not abide by the no followup questions, UNLESS expressly permitted.

    Because it’s tradition, they cried….

    I’ve said all along, one question only. PERIOD. Why? Because they abuse it, every time.

    #SuckItUpButtercup

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