CNN SUES: CNN Files Lawsuit Against President Trump Over Acosta’s Press Pass

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CNN filed a lawsuit this week against President Trump and several top aides after White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his press pass removed over a contentious briefing where he refused to hand the microphone to a young intern.

According to the cable news network, the suit targets Trump, chief of staff John Kelly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine, and the director of the Secret Service.

“CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration this morning in DC District Court,” read a statement from the network. “It demands the return of the White House credentials of CNN’s Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process. We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and will seek permanent relief as part of this process.”

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Actually don’t have to start a new thread.

So what rights were violated.

Explain it to me in your own words…and how they were violated.

He and CNN have years of unfounded harassment/lies documented and the WH doesn’t get to pick and choose what they define as a free press. You can try and make it about this single press conference with doctored videos, but the years of context says so much more.

What rights were violated?

CNN is free to write whatever they want. Did CoJ go in and confiscated their computers…shut CNN down?

It’s in the lawsuit, and I clearly referenced “free press”, do you need a link… do you know what amendment “free press” is in?

Is CNN allowed to write whatever they want?

What rights were violated? Access? There is no right to have access. Otherwise every news source in the country can sue.

If CNN didn’t have a reporter there someone else will. Maybe one from your home town.

Neither does CNN!

CNN is “free” to assign and promote one of their other reporters to take Acosta’s place so their is no “free press” issue and its just a liberal stupid lawsuit and will only get past a liberal stupid activist Judge.

Yes it will…but higher you go less lightly it pass muster.

CNN rights isn’t being violated. They’re free to write whatever they want that was guaranteed in our Constitution and BoRs. But apparently some people think CNN is special. :wink:

The lawsuit will be about the context of the harassment and revocation, you can waive your hands about there not being a “specific right to access” or that “CNN is no more special than some random station”, but clearly that is not true since the President is obsessed with CNN and being derogatory to them.

This is a step towards impinging on the right to a free press, better to stop it early, and not when YOU as a partisan water carrier finally admit to it.

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The White House established public access for journalists. The government cannot provide a benefit to some and not others based solely on political considerations.

A very similar case occurred in 1977 and was won by the journalist by the name of Robert Sherrill.

For what it’s worth, Sherrill actually got into a fist fight with a Johnson campaign aide, clearly a much greater offense than Acosta brushing against an intern

Or maybe it was Acosta that was doing the harassment…unless only so-called reporters can do the harassing.

And your fly is open.

CNN probably has a better case than you might think. The government doesn’t get to use its power to punish political opponents.

Again not one singly person can mention the violation of CNN right to publish whatever they want.

Asking questions the President does not like (and calling that “harassment”) is a slippery slope for impinging on the free press, is that the direction you want?

And why do people compulsively comment on wikis being open, literally one minute after posting… lol

Is CNN allowed to publish whatever they want…yes or no?

Come on admit it- you’d rather have Acosta back because press conferences are so much more fun.

Of course not (well at least from an editorial perspective), what does that have to do with Acosta asking questions?

Kinda. Obviously there’s lots of rules about slander/libel and obviously lots of rules regarding indecent material.

But that really doesn’t have anything to do with what the issue is and that’s the government doesn’t get to use their power to punish political enemies.

What gives Acosta the special right over hundreds of others that would like to come?

For some reason people think CNN has a God given right over everyone else.

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