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Friday, November 16, 2018

A federal judge on Friday granted CNN's request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acosta's White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier.

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Time for Trump to bloody his fists against the wall. The Courts have decided that the press shall not be intimidated.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-11-16 10:40 AM | Reply

Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders.

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 9

Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders.

#2 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

He does. There are millions of us.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 10:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember your side is constitutionally limited to muskets and weapons available at the time of the ratification.

#4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:53 AM | Reply

Remember your side is constitutionally limited to muskets and weapons available at the time of the ratification.

#4 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

We don't need muskets or any weapons. That's thuglican think.

WE have the Constitution.

And a pen.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders." - #2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:42 AM

"The Pope! How many divisions has he got?" - Joseph Stalin
Apparently, the rule of law (and moral authority) are meaningless to the right and to people like Stalin.

To them, "Might makes right" is all that matters.

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Remember your side is constitutionally limited to muskets and weapons available at the time of the ratification." - #4 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:53 AM

"Constitutionally limited"?

Care to cite that?

#7 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 10:57 AM | Reply

It's going to be pretty funny when even Fox News reports this and if the President doesn't restore Acosta's press pass they'll have to also report that Trump is violating a court order.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-16 11:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I fought the law, and the law won.
- cheetolini

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-16 11:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders.

#2 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2018-11-16 10:42 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

Illegal according to whom? You and the blowhard in the White House?

Even a Trump-appointed judge knows better.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-16 11:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Visitor and other anti-United States trolls are now going to proclaim judges are the enemy of the people.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-11-16 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hope that judge has an army to enforce his illegal orders.

#2 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-16 10:42 AM

I hope Comrade Putin throws a couple extra rubles at you for this.

#12 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-11-16 11:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

The White House shouldn't ever have orderly press conferences.

#13 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-11-16 11:54 AM | Reply

I'd be surprised if Trump ever takes a question from Acosta again.

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-11-16 11:56 AM | Reply

#14

The time is coming when we won't see him interact with the press at all.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-16 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The time is also coming when we see his Taxes.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-16 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I doubt this will stand. Even if Acosta gets in the president can ignore him. The counsel for the president is already working on an appeal I am sure. So an Obama appointment goes ageist Trump. I wonder what president the judge used? As far as I understand the POTUS can bar anyone from the White House for any reason. I think Acosta's combative behavior was enough to get him bared, ironic that Trump was offended by his rudeness.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-16 12:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

#17 What a bizarre fact free fantasy work you live in.
FTA:
The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, gave CNN a victory in the ongoing case.

You can't even read an article, why would anyone care what you 'understand' or what you 'think'.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-16 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

When hearing the news, Fox News senior codger Lou Dobbs, promptly gave birth to a fresh batch of indignant Kittens

#19 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-11-16 12:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Acosta's back
that ga dam hack
askin' questions about me and mine

but not to worry
i got the supreme court jury
Rudi tells me it's gonna' be fine

but my days are filled with increasing dread
i know Muellers coming for me
it's 11am and i'm still in bed
a scared man-boy with no cause for joy
oh woe, oh woe is me

don jr's future may be under a bus
and that would truly be sad
but if that's what takes
to ensure senior skates
eric will be secretly glad

#20 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-11-16 12:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

I'd be surprised if Trump ever takes a question from Acosta again.

#14 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2018-11-16 11:56 AM | FLAG:

Right, he should do what Obama did with Fox and not let them ask questions. And lets be honest, Acosta is all about Acosta, he doesn't ask questions he makes statements. He cries if he doesn't get the most questions and by doing so limits the amount of questions other reporters can ask.

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 12:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#21 'And lets be honest'
Hahahahahahaha

#22 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-16 12:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 12:32 PM

For some reason you completely disappeared from this thread.

Why was that?

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 12:36 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by 1947steamer

i liked it until i got to the last line...then i loved it. LOL

#24 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-11-16 12:42 PM | Reply

What member of the media isn't all about themselves? That includes Trump, he being a Manhattan TV producer.

#25 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-11-16 12:44 PM | Reply

#23 Um, because unlike you I have a job and a life.

#26 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

his illegal orders.

#2 | Posted by visitor_

Trump only picks the best judges. So the ruling must be correct.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 12:51 PM | Reply

"Never forget, the press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy. Professors are the enemy. Write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it."
Richard Nixon, talking with Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office, December 1972.

#28 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-11-16 12:53 PM | Reply

"Um, because unlike you I have a job and a life." - #26 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 12:45 PM

And yet you found the time to make five posts the very next day, none of which were on that thread.

I suppose claiming "a job and a life" is easier than just admitting you're a coward.

#29 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 12:55 PM | Reply

Um, because unlike you I have a job and a life.
#26 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

And yet here you are.

#30 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 01:11 PM | Reply

"I think Acosta's combative behavior was enough to get him bared, ironic that Trump was offended by his rudeness."

Acosta is not responsible for what you or Donald Trump hears or even what you think.

He is only responsible for what he says. he said nothing "rude or combative".

I saw the same thing you saw. It was a question about the alleged immigrant "invasion" from Mexico and the deployment of troops to the border as if it were a war zone...

A legitimate question.

Trump (and possibly you) are going to learn a real nice lesson on how our system works now and Humpy will get another reminder that he is NOT King. This is a Democratic Republic based on the Constitution and with a long history of freedom of the press. It appears that Trump violated Acosta's 1st amendment rights (which is just as important or more so than the 2nd amendment).

Now he has to face the consequences of his blunder.

This is gonna be fun! So pay attention...Teacher gonna TEACH!

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 01:14 PM | Reply

"It is the press, above all, which wages a positively fanatical and slanderous struggle, tearing down everything which can be regarded as a support of national independence, cultural elevation, and the economic independence of the nation."

― Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

The only way this is different from what trump says is that hitler was much more eloquent and donny talks like a 4th grader.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 01:20 PM | Reply

Eventually everyone on earth is going to recognize that Trump is a threat to democracy and/or their well-being except Trump himself, possibly his family, Sarah Sanders, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, friends of David Duke and a handful of posters here.

Sigh. I suppose somebody had to be the last one to acknowledge that yes, in fact, the Titanic was sinkable.

#33 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-16 01:23 PM | Reply

It appears that Trump violated Acosta's 1st amendment rights (which is just as important or more so than the 2nd amendment).
Now he has to face the consequences of his blunder.
This is gonna be fun! So pay attention...Teacher gonna TEACH!
#31 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-11-16 01:14 PM | FLAG:

What about the first amendment rights of the other reporters in the room that Trump was trying to allow to get a question from?
Acosta would not let them ask questions, it wasn't Trump who would not allow them to ask questions, Acosta would not give up the mic. And what will be the consequences of his blunder? Will he be forced to let Acosta just stand there and make his own points while others are trying to ask questions? Will he be forced to call on Acosta? Forced to answer his questions if he ever comes up with one?

#34 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:26 PM | Reply

"Um, because unlike you I have a job and a life." - #26 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 12:45 PM
And yet you found the time to make five posts the very next day, none of which were on that thread.
I suppose claiming "a job and a life" is easier than just admitting you're a coward.

#29 | POSTED BY HANS AT 2018-11-16 12:55 PM | FLAG:

Glad to know you are following me around. I bet you want to know where my hamper is so you can steal my underwear.

#35 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Glad to know you are following me around. I bet you want to know where my hamper is so you can steal my underwear." - #35 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:29 PM

Admitting you're a coward would be easier... and more honest.

And you're still avoiding that thread.

Coward.

#36 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 01:33 PM | Reply

What about the first amendment rights of the other reporters in the room that Trump was trying to allow to get a question from?

#34 | Posted by fishpaw

haha i love when trump supporters prove how stupid they are.

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I bet you want to know where my hamper is so you can steal my underwear." - #35 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:29 PM

"Cons just resort to name calling and being asshats. Love it!" - #11 | Posted by humtake at 2018-11-16 01:13 PM
Indeed.

#38 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 01:36 PM | Reply

I made a couple of posts and the thread got boring. Go away you troll. A true coward is someone who lurks on the internet and calls people names. Well done, you've made a name for yourself.

#39 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"The only way this is different from what trump says is that hitler was much more eloquent and donny talks like a 4th grader."

That's post-graduate intellect compared to a lot of his defenders.

#40 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-11-16 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I made a couple of posts and the thread got boring." - #39 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:37 PM

It got boring because you were thoroughly pwned by everyone.

"A true coward is someone who lurks on the internet and calls people names."

"I bet you want to know where my hamper is so you can steal my underwear." - Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:29 PM
Oops.

#41 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 01:39 PM | Reply

What about the first amendment rights of the other reporters in the room that Trump was trying to allow to get a question from?
#34 | Posted by fishpaw
haha i love when trump supporters prove how stupid they are.

#37 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-11-16 01:35 PM | FLAG:

How is that stupid?, there is a limited amount of time in those press conferences, Acosta is saying because of the 1st he should be heard which is fine, but his problem is he wants to be heard a lot more than any other reporter which means that other reporters can't exersize their 1st ammendment.

#42 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:42 PM | Reply

#34 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

HAHA!

What a weak argument. Acosta didn't take anyone's press pass like the POTUS.

Apples and bathtubs, FISHPAW.

#43 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Coward.
#36 | POSTED BY HANS

Leave him alone! He's got to work and live his life!

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 01:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"How is that stupid?" - #42 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:42 PM

What Speaks posted in his #37 isn't stupid.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

#45 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-16 01:45 PM | Reply

How is that stupid?, there is a limited amount of time in those press conferences, Acosta is saying because of the 1st he should be heard which is fine, but his problem is he wants to be heard a lot more than any other reporter which means that other reporters can't exersize their 1st ammendment.

#42 | Posted by fishpaw

Not having a question answered doesn't have anything to do with anyone's first amendment rights being suppressed.

And it's stupid to suggest that it does.

Dunning Kruger is in full effect with you. Too stupid to know why what you're saying is stupid.

#46 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 01:50 PM | Reply

Trump Says White House is ‘Writing Up Rules' on Decorum After CNN Ruling: ‘You Have to Act With Respect'

"People have to behave and we are writing up rules and regulations. If they don't listen to the rules and regulations, we will end up back in court and we will win. More importantly, we will just leave. Then you won't be very happy. We do get good ratings ... You can't take three or four questions and stand up and not sit down. You were there and you understand. We want total freedom of the press. That's very important. More important to me than anybody would believe. You have to act with respect in the White House. When I see the way my people get treated, it's terrible."

www.mediaite.com

#47 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 01:50 PM | Reply

What a weak argument. Acosta didn't take anyone's press pass like the POTUS.
Apples and bathtubs, FISHPAW.

#43 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2018-11-16 01:42 PM | FLAG:

He didn't give up the microphone which meant others couldn't ask questions. Trump takes questions from everyone, and there are alot of reporters who give him negative press, not just Acosta but he still lets them ask questions. Acosta is not like them, he makes statements instead of asking questions, he is disruptive. Easy thing to do is let him back in and don't call on him. CNN will figure it out and get someone else in there.

#48 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#46 Is Trump saying Acosta can't go on TV or write a column?

#49 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-11-16 01:55 PM | Reply

#46 Is Trump saying Acosta can't go on TV or write a column?

#49 | Posted by fishpaw

That's an entirely different question that has nothing to do with your statement that not calling on a reporter is suppressing their freedom of speech.

#50 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 02:01 PM | Reply

Why doesnt CNN just send a different reporter?

#51 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-16 02:03 PM | Reply

Why doesnt CNN just send a different reporter?

#51 | Posted by boaz

Maybe they could send a white one who claims to be black so he can say racist things about black people without being called racist. Sound familiar?

#52 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-11-16 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why doesnt CNN just send a different reporter?

#51 | Posted by boaz

After CNN wins their 1st amendment case against Humpy they can hire and send a black woman reporter.

Humpy really loves black women reporters.

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 02:15 PM | Reply

Will he be forced to let Acosta just stand there and make his own points while others are trying to ask questions? Will he be forced to call on Acosta? Forced to answer his questions if he ever comes up with one?

#34 | Posted by fishpaw

I told you it was going to be fun!

#54 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 02:16 PM | Reply

"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....."
I wonder if this public statement by the white house and the revocation of his press pass for this alleged offense will allow Jim Acosta to go after trump in court. that was a helluva' accusation that along with the loss of his press pass has to have financial repercussions. and the idiots can't retreat and cite rudeness 'cause they already said it was for "putting hands on her".

#2 | POSTED BY 1947STEAMER AT 2018-11-08 07:20 AM

I called that one and my verdict was upheld today by a real judge

#55 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-11-16 02:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just from an optics perspective, having a Federal Judge appointed by Trump order that Acosta's WH accreditation be restored is total a facial on Trump. lol. Can't make this stuff up.

#56 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-11-16 02:39 PM | Reply

#56 I would have gone with "-------------."

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-16 02:53 PM | Reply

#57 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

1st the ------ then he freshens up with a shower

#58 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2018-11-16 03:07 PM | Reply

The 72 year old boy gets slapped by the Courts again. He just needs some more conservative justices that he can buy or own buy, then the boy can be king. Two down and one to go at the highest level. Hundreds in the lower courts. Their only value is, they only love money.

#59 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-16 04:25 PM | Reply

At another moment in history, Acosta might have found himself on a plane back home for putting Castro on the hot seat. But the CNN chief White House correspondent didn't get the boot then.

He has now -- from the Trump White House. How ironic is that?

After a testy exchange with the president about the alleged immigrant "invasion" from Mexico and the deployment of troops to the border as if it were a war zone, Trump yanked Acosta's credentials. Trump's administration has accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman," an intern who was the one who invaded Acosta's personal space to take away the microphone he was using to question Trump.

"You are a rude, terrible person," Trump told Acosta. "You shouldn't be working for CNN."

Read more here: www.miamiherald.com

#60 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 04:36 PM | Reply

To confuse the public, the White House has even gone to the extent of releasing a doctored videotape of the encounter that makes Acosta's actions look more aggressive and misconstrues what happened. Setting up videos to make someone look guilty is Castro territory.

What country is this again?

Before he became president, Trump enjoyed largely positive (and trivial) coverage about his wealth, his television show and his celebrity. Later, on the campaign trail, he commanded the media's attention with one outrageous claim after another that he milked for maximum exposure.

But Trump the president has been on the warpath with the media from day one, infamously referring to journalists as "the enemy of the people." Every time he doesn't like reporting or opinion on an issue, he calls it "fake news." He has sought to intimidate journalists by saying he'll take away broadcast licenses and strengthen libel laws. Annoyed at losing Republican control of the House in the midterm elections, he has gone on epic rants on Twitter that have become even more unhinged.

The hatred toward the media he's fueling is dangerous -- and, if Americans value their freedom, they shouldn't stand for it.

CNN has filed a lawsuit, backed by 12 news organizations including Trump-friendly Fox News, seeking to have Acosta reinstated to his post and arguing that his removal constitutes a violation of his First Amendment rights to freely report on government. Call and write to the White House and let them know this isn't how an American president, who is supposed to be the chief defender of our freedoms, should behave. Tweet to the president, @realDonaldTrump, that you #StandWithAcosta.

Read more here: www.miamiherald.com

#61 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-16 04:37 PM | Reply

CNN will figure it out and get someone else in there.
#48 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

I think you're right. But if you feel so strongly that the other reporters' constitutional rights were violated by Acosta, why don't any of them sue Acosta?

#62 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-11-16 06:11 PM | Reply

The judge should require this POS Acosta to take and pass an 6 month remedial etiquette course prior to being let back into the Wh. If you watch the exchange you can clearly see he is 100% out of line.

#63 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-11-16 10:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The judge should require this POS Acosta to take and pass an 6 month remedial etiquette course prior to being let back into the Wh. If you watch the exchange you can clearly see he is 100% out of line.

#63 | POSTED BY ANTI-American

The judge should tell you and your kind to quit being such cowardly snowflakes.
The "victim role" doesn't suit you or your kind.

#64 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-16 11:11 PM | Reply

Here is a video of Jim Acosta returning to the press briefing.

Jim Acosta arrives at White House press briefing.

#65 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-17 02:50 AM | Reply

To confuse the public, the White House has even gone to the extent of releasing a doctored videotape of the encounter that makes Acosta's actions look more aggressive and misconstrues what happened. Setting up videos to make someone look guilty is Castro territory. Lie.

#66 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-17 08:00 AM | Reply

#66

Trump reminds me of the last dictator of Romania.

#67 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-17 11:25 AM | Reply

If we're lucky, Trump will meet the same end.

#68 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-17 12:20 PM | Reply

Classy.

#69 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-11-17 01:36 PM | Reply

Execution by firing squad isn't in the cards for Trump.
We don't do that.
Not as long as we can have peaceful exchanges of power, and there's no coup, or autocratic grab.

#70 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-17 05:07 PM | Reply

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