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    CNN's Acosta banned by White House

    Hmm. I understand Trump doesn't care for CNN, but yet he continues to call on him, fully expecting a conflict. I guess this is what the POTUS enjoys.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/tru...rrible-n933571

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    Dan Rather tried it once with Nixon and it didn't go well then either. "Are you running for something, Mr. Rather?" "No sir, are you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by seatownmedia View Post
    Hmm. I understand Trump doesn't care for CNN, but yet he continues to call on him, fully expecting a conflict. I guess this is what the POTUS enjoys.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/tru...rrible-n933571
    Many times the reporters will shout their questions the prez or his staff them calling on them, CNN's April Ryan did it later in this same press conference, yelling over a different reporter that was called on, and its mostly tv reporters that do this for tv.

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    He called on him and answered his question. Then he said he was done and Acosta refused to hand the microphone to the WH employee.

    Acosta has no inherent right to be given a WH Press Pass. CNN still has reporters in the WH Press Corps. I suspect his pass will be restored after a few days.

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    He didn't answer the question, he instead engaged in an argument. It was contentious from the first words and escalated from there. The woman who came for the mic wasn't an employee, but an intern. Why they put an intern in such a position is beyond me. The White House has control over that mic, and they could have cut the audio from it if they chose. That's not what they chose to do.

    The White House Press Corps has had reporters who have argued with presidents before. Sam Donaldson and Dan Rather to name a couple. They never had their passes suspended.

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    So today the White House has released a "doctored" video that they say justifies their suspension of Jim Acosta:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...st-jim-acosta/

    The problem is that everyone else has a different video. So they continue promoting "alternate facts" in order to support their false narrative.

    Apparently, the source of this doctored video is InfoWars!

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...ctored-n933911

    How should the media deal with a white house that creates its own fake news? Do they think no one else has the original video?

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    I wonder if this is just the first shot by Trump to rid the press corps of reporters/media he doesn't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landtuna View Post
    I wonder if this is just the first shot by Trump to rid the press corps of reporters/media he doesn't like.
    Are you kidding? Trump loves being a bully and a showman. He's obviously having the time of his life with this. He needs the reporters and, frankly, the reporters' employers, regardless of their political leanings, need him. Trump drives the ratings of all the networks' news operations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Trump drives the ratings of all the networks' news operations.
    Not in this house he doesn't. The moment his lying face appears on my screen the channel gets changed or the power button gets hit. I don't watch the president for the same reasons I don't tolerate Fox News.
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