Few have forgotten CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s belligerent confrontation of President Trump during a news conference in which he pushed away an aide who tried to take back the microphone.
Now, another CNN reporter has lost the White House mic for badgering the president.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins gets the mic taken away from her after she repeatedly shouted at President Donald Trump after he answered her questions. pic.twitter.com/Njgy2UQvKD
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 4, 2019
At Twitchy was the headline: “Are we STILL doing this? CNN has to have the mic taken away AGAIN at Trump presser.”
“Either CNN just can’t help themselves or they are very bad at pulling attention stunts during President Trump’s press conferences,” the commentary said. “This is what happened to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins after she asked a question and then tried to further scream at the president.”
Simply, she got the mic taken away.
“Is there some kind of class at CNN where these things are learned?” the commentary asked.
After the White House revoked Acosta’s press credential and it was ordered restored by a judge, the Washington Examiner noted:
“The end result of [the judge’s] ruling, and of the CNN lawsuit, might not be happy for reporters and the news organizations that employ them. The transcript of the Nov. 16 court session in which Kelly delivered his oral ruling was released in group of court papers on Monday. Kelly declared that the White House could not eject Acosta without first providing him due process — specifically, notice of the revocation of his press pass, a chance for Acosta to respond, and a written decision.
“In short, the judge said to the White House: You can’t throw out a reporter without going through a process. But if you go through a process — which you, the White House, can design — then you can throw the reporter out. In the end, it could be that Kelly’s ruling will make it easier for the White House to oust reporters in the future — and to make the decision stick.”
Here’s Acosta’s stunt:
WND reported when radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh unloaded on Acosta.
“I think this guy is just a petty, childish baby,” Limbaugh said of the CNN reporter. “He’s just a first class, A-number-one creep. He is totally and completely unlikable.”
“Jim Acosta has no constitutional right to be admitted to the White House, period,” Limbaugh added. “The White House is not prohibiting CNN from being in there.”
When the pass was suspended, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said: “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.”
Sanders said Acosta’s “conduct is absolutely unacceptable.”
“This conduct is beyond reprehensible,” said Sean Hannity on his Fox News broadcast. “Imagine anybody doing this to Obama.”
Fox News’ Chris Wallace called Acosta’s behavior “shameful.”
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Wallace said.