CNN – everyone’s favorite Circus News Network – has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking their correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials.
Trump said his reasoning for removing the credentials was that Acosta didn’t “treat the White House with respect” and that Acosta, “a rude, terrible person,” dared to look him in the eye and ask him a really hard question.
Everyone in the Trump administration wholeheartedly agrees with this decision, but CNN had the balls to fire back with big words, stating, “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.”
When Trump asked Acosta to leave the news conference, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders chimed in that “Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter.” Upon hearing he wasn’t special, Acosta reportedly fell into silence, dejectedly handing over his credentials to a Secret Service agent.
CNN is standing firm in their preposterous claim that the President isn’t always right. The network filed their lawsuit in a Washington, D.C. district court, saying they have asked for “an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned” to Acosta.
Listed as defendants in the suit are Trump, the U.S. Secret Service, and roughly five middle-aged white males.
The lawsuit says that Acosta and CNN have been favorite targets of the administration. Trump countered, saying “My only favorite Target is the one with the bullseye and the Starbucks near the front door.”
The network added that they intend this suit to “ensure that the press remains free to question the government and to report the business of the nation to the American people.” The White House says they aim to rid the press of “fake news” bearers like CNN.
White House Correspondents’ Association President Olivier Knox said the organization supports CNN’s lawsuit. “Revoking access to the White House complex amounted to disproportionate reaction to the events of last Wednesday. We continue to urge the Administration to reverse course and fully reinstate CNN’s correspondent,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the administration argues that they could never take anything out of context or overreact disproportionately. They continue to stand behind their decision and “vigorously defend against this lawsuit.”
Acosta has had White House press credentials, called a “hard pass” since 2013. The decision of the White House has given Acosta a true hard pass, sending him out the door.
Illustration by Tim Blair.
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