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Does the WH have the right to ban reporters?

Forums The Voting Booth Does the WH have the right to ban reporters?

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    finance85
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    By now, we all know the White House banned CNN’s Acosta after an incident at a Trump press conference. Essentially, Acosta asked Trump several questions, and Trump finally shut Acosta down. None of the questions were out of line. Acosta refused to give up the microphone to an intern who was assigned to take it and give it to another reporter.

    The White House also revoked a security pass that allows White House reporters to bypass a layer of security.

    CNN has now sued the White House based on the 1st and 5th Amendments. I’m not sure how the 5th Amendment comes into play, but CNN will tell us at some point. The question is the 1st Amendment. Is the White House violating the 1st Amendment by banning a reporter from the White House press pool? Does the White House action have a chilling effect on freedom of the press?

    I think CNN’s action is a real stretch. CNN can send other reporters to the White House.

    #201110

    Guckster
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    There are 50 other CNN reporters with WH Clearance,… CNN has no legs,…

    #201119

    NoleSoup4U
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    I think under certain circumstances it is okay, although there should be a good reason.

    #201120

    F4Gary
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    Yes. But I think they should have not pulled his pass, just let him come and don’t ever call on him. Just like what BO did with the Fox reporter.

    Acosta wasn’t asking questions, he was grandstanding.

    #201122

    bighungrynole
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    Even if they didn’t call on him, Acosta would just yell his questions like he did during the Putin/Trump meeting.

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