Jim Acosta and CNN are prancing about like proud peacocks as if Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly ordering the White House to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials was a win for freedom of the press and free speech. It was not.
The First Amendment had nothing to do with the issuance of Judge Kelly’s temporary restraining order restoring Acosta’s press credentials. Judge Kelly cited legal precedent from the 1977 D.C. Circuit Court,Robert Sherrill v. H. Stuart Knight, Director, United States Secret Service, Etal., Appellants, 569 F.2d 124, which is based on the Fifth Amendment, meaning that the White House when revoking Acosta’s credentials denied Showboat Acosta his right to due process.
Keeping in mind that this is only Round One, the petulant children with their overwhelming sense of entitlement and disdain for President Donald J. Trump will soon have something else to pout about, i.e., RULES OF DECORUM.
Wouldn’t be lovely if President Trump, who has a sense of humor that Progressives considers the equivalent of a school teacher grating his or her fingernails across the chalkboard to get the classes’ attention named his coming RULES FOR DECORUM by the WHITE HOUSE PRESS, “The White House Acosta Formality and Rules of Professional Conduct”?
Imagine the extent of the “triggering” from the Communist media complex of elitist buffoons who are not going to appreciate suddenly being told that they must be civil, respect the White House, the Office of the President, the President and staffers or there will be consequences aka due process before showing them to the exits.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee sat in Friday night for Sean Hannity where he interviewed his daughter, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders who stated that “freedom of the press does not mean freedom to be disruptive, freedom to be rude…”
Great idea, Governor Huckabee. Switch up the members of the White House Press Corps. Correction: Shake it up because the time has passed those members of the press holding on to that long-term sense of entitlement have now reached the point where they should step aside or find themselves pushed aside to make room for those not of the swamp.
Doing so would shake those hell bent upon making the President and his administration’s lives a living hell over the next two to six years out of their comfort zones. Take some of the power away from the biased White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA).
For that they should thank Jim Acosta.