A Sunday night email sent by CNN on behalf of “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter said that President Donald J. Trump is planning to revoke alleged reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials for a second time.
“After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires,” according to the email.
CNN continues to claim that banning Acosta from press briefings – which are optional and need not be held by the White House in the first place – is a violation of Acosta’s First Amendment rights.
“The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution,” said the email. “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”
Acosta’s “hard-pass,” which allows him unfettered access to White House grounds without a security escort, was revoked after consistent grandstanding and derailment of press briefings, which eventually culminated in placing his hands on a female White House staffer.
Big League Politics reported:
President Donald J. Trump’s Press Secretary launched into a Twitter tirade about the completely unprofessional actions of CNN reporter Jim Acosta at Wednesday’s White House press briefing.
“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern…,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tweeted.
In a thread of five Tweets she berated CNN for for applauding the way Acosta handled the situation, calling the network “disgusting” and asserting that it has “outrageous disregard” for other members of the press and White House staffers.
The White House v. Acosta battle is likely to continue into the near future.
Media Lied: President Trump Did Not Claim Operation Desert Storm Occurred During the Vietnam War
The corporate media has been peddling an edited clip.
The mainstream media falsely reported that President Donald Trump confused the setting of ‘Operation Desert Storm,’ a military name for the 1990 Gulf War, during a July 4th speech on the White House lawn on Sunday. The media accused President Trump of falsely stating that Desert Storm was a military operation that took place during the Vietnam War.
Liberals associated with political organizations such as the Lincoln Project and media groups such as PoliticusUSA displayed edited video clips and made dishonest claims that the President had conflated Operation Desert Storm and the Vietnam war, hoping to score a partisan political point.
Trump just said we fought Operation Desert Storm in the jungles of Vietnam, but please tell us again which Presidential candidate lacks cognitive functions.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 5, 2020
In contrast to the claims of partisan liberals, President Trump clearly drew a distinction between combat operations in Vietnam and in Kuwait in 1990, having referred to the events in successive fashion.
Try posting the full clip instead of clipping it out of context. pic.twitter.com/tnBRP0E5dj
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 5, 2020
Other mainstream media pundits and journalists shared claims that Trump had made the mistake, going on to delete their false claims after the erroneous nature of the claim became apparent on social media. Twitter ultimately ended up labeling the claims that the President conflated the two as “manipulated media,” possibly hoping to score credibility with conservatives by executing the bare minimum of content moderation as the platform rampantly censors the free speech of President Trump, conservatives, and right-wingers.
A reporter from MSNBC is yet to delete her tweet falsely accusing the President of confusing Desert Storm and Vietnam, even after the clip she originally retweeted has been delete in acknowledgment of its dishonesty.
Operation Desert Storm…in the jungles of…Vietnam. https://t.co/QEr698vhJ4
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) July 4, 2020
These are some very dishonest people, folks.
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