Trump announces solution to Acosta problem and now the media are stuck

Trump announces solution to Acosta problem and now the media are stuck

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Leave it to the Communist media complex to once again underestimate the intelligence of President Donald J. Trump.  Grown men and women behaving like petulant toddlers. Whatever comes next, they deserve.

American Thinker by Thomas Lifson

President Trump famously proclaims his ability to win, and already has figured out how to turn the loss dealt him by a federal judge that he appointed into a win.

President Trump famously proclaims his ability to win, and already has figured out how to turn the loss dealt him by a federal judge that he appointed into a win.

In a preliminary ruling, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided with CNN on Friday in its lawsuit against President Trump, ordering the White House to immediately reinstate correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, said the White House failed to provide Acosta due process in revoking his access, and he granted a temporary restraining order restoring it. Kelly noted that it was a “very limited” ruling, based on due-process considerations.

The judge said that Trump does not have to call on Acosta ever again but that the CNN chief White House correspondent is owed due process before the administration can revoke his “hard,” or permanent, press pass.

President Trump told White House reporters yesterday and repeated in an interview with Fox News that the judge’s demand of due process is easily satisfied by drawing up clear rules of decorum for press conferences:

Now President Trump is vowing to create “rules and regulations” for how White House reporters act. He says “you have to practice decorum” at the White House.

“It’s not a big deal,” Trump told Fox News in an interview on Friday. “What they said, though, is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, etcetera. We’re going to write them up. It’s not a big deal. If he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”In a preliminary ruling, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided with CNN on Friday in its lawsuit against President Trump, ordering the White House to immediately reinstate correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, said the White House failed to provide Acosta due process in revoking his access, and he granted a temporary restraining order restoring it. Kelly noted that it was a “very limited” ruling, based on due-process considerations.

The judge said that Trump does not have to call on Acosta ever again but that the CNN chief White House correspondent is owed due process before the administration can revoke his “hard,” or permanent, press pass.

President Trump told White House reporters yesterday and repeated in an interview with Fox News that the judge’s demand of due process is easily satisfied by drawing up clear rules of decorum for press conferences:

Now President Trump is vowing to create “rules and regulations” for how White House reporters act. He says “you have to practice decorum” at the White House.  

“It’s not a big deal,” Trump told Fox News in an interview on Friday. “What they said, though, is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct, etcetera. We’re going to write them up.  It’s not a big deal. If he misbehaves, we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”[…]

While the above article goes on to show the press conference held by Jim Acosta, the article points out that CNN is aware that what they’re pedaling as victory (my emphasis) may be short-lived.

Also as pointed out in the article is that even though others are pushing the temporary restraining order as a victory for the first Amendment which it was not. [See my earlier essay at Wow! Magazine entitled, Sarah Sanders: Freedom of the press isn’t freedom to be rude (video),

The New York Times gets it that Trump now has the upper hand in his battle with a media that wants to drive him from office:

“This could backfire,” said William L. Youmans, a professor of media law at George Washington University. Mr. Acosta “gets his credential now, but it empowers the Trump administration to come up with conduct-based criteria.”

“A ‘rudeness’ or ‘aggressive behavior’ policy would have a huge chilling effect, and would be much more damaging to the whole system,” Dr. Youmans added. “If it lowers the bar for pulling credentials, it’s a recipe for a more tepid press.”

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So now the Communist media complex will have hissy fits once the White House is forced to establish what the are deeming a “conduct-based criteria” because of distasteful behavior by unhinged media elites?  To every action, there is a consequence. 

The Communist media complex has always pulled the knives out for Republican Presidents but their treatment of President Trump, his family and members of his administration has struck a new low.  Bring on the rules of conduct and if the Communist media complex disapproves, there are many other media outlets who would gladly become a member of a new White House Press Corps.

Coming soon….ROUND TWO.

H/t The Coach’s Team.

Images: Jim Acosta photo (l) by Victoria Pickering-Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0); President Donald J. Trump (r) by NASA HQ-Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

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