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Fox News Supporting CNN’s Jim Acosta

November 15, 2018

UPDATE–No ruling today but another hearing to be scheduled for Friday at 10:00 A.M.

Fox News is supporting CNN in its legal fight against the Trump administration for White House access. Fox News president Jay Wallace released a strong statement and also filed an amicus brief.

“Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the president and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people,” Wallace said in the statement.

According to the CNN public relations Twitter account, Fox News is now far from the only outlet to stand up for CNN. ABC and CBS News expressed their support for CNN and Jim Acosta, filing friend-of-the-court briefings of their own.

A number of free press organizations have also condemned the White House’s move to ban Acosta from having White House access.

The administration on Wednesday asserted “broad discretion” to regulate journalists’ access to the White House, a sweeping claim that could have a dramatic impact on news organizations’ ability to cover government officials if it is upheld in court. Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit.

The judge in the CNN lawsuit against the Trump administration to reinstate White House reporter Acosta is supposed to issue a decision by 3 P.M.

  1. November 18, 2018 6:38 PM


    Perhaps you need to read more newspapers than watch football—seems the Packers lost again. Anyway, if you read more you would not be so behind everyone else concerning those pesky things called facts.

    The altered White House video shows Acosta to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern.

    The edited video looks authentic: Acosta appeared to swiftly chop down on the arm of an aide as he held onto a microphone while questioning President Trump. But in the original video, Acosta’s arm appears to move only as a response to a tussle for the microphone. His statement, “Pardon me, ma’am,” is NOT included in the video Sanders shared.

    Oh… did Pkarm miss that? He missed it like the Packers missed the chance to turn this season around.

    The altered video — which sped up the movement of Acosta’s arms in a way that dramatically changed the journalist’s response — was deceptively edited to score political points.

    Details matter, Pkarm.

  2. Pkarm permalink
    November 18, 2018 5:44 PM

    There was no made up video but nice try at your attempt to match fake news CNN

  3. smokey3 permalink
    November 16, 2018 10:44 PM

    Acosta defends nothing but his ego – he’s no more a reporter than superman! Any idiot can blather to hear himself talk, and his hollering at the President when only his cameramen can get it shows his infantile mentality and self-aggrandizing.

  4. November 16, 2018 3:23 PM

    Mark Phillips did not hear the news reports or read in the paper that the White House dropped from their legal presentation their false and made-up video about Acosta.

  5. Mark Phillips permalink
    November 16, 2018 1:51 PM

    Just because someone gave him a press card does not make him a journalist and does not give him the right to attack an intern like he did

  6. November 16, 2018 12:49 PM

    You should be thanking Jim Acosta. And all those other reporters and news operations who defend the freedom of the press.

  7. Mark Phillips permalink
    November 16, 2018 7:35 AM

    CNN has not lost their access just one hack trying to make a name for himself.

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