Wednesday, November 14, 2018

First Amendment Lawyer Says CNN Should Bring Suit Against White House Over Acosta Incident

First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams makes a good point when he says that the issue is not really CNN v. Trump, it is First Amendment v. Trump, and somebody is going to have to bring the suit, sooner or later. CNN: Floyd Abrams, a constitutional law expert who has appeared frequently before the Supreme Court, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday that CNN has a case. — “I think it’s a really strong lawsuit,” Abrams said. “I can understand CNN being reluctant to sue because the president keeps saying CNN is the enemy of me, and CNN might have reluctance to have a lawsuit titled ‘CNN vs. Donald Trump.’ That said, yes, I think they should sue.” Abrams said. — “This is going to happen again,” he said. “It’s likely to happen again. So whether it’s CNN suing or the next company suing, someone is going to have to bring a lawsuit. And whoever does is going to win unless there’s some sort of reason.” __ Former ABC White House reporter Sam Donaldson, who said he’s been asked to prepare an affidavit to support CNN’s case, said Trump’s decision to revoke Acosta’s credentials “is not only wrong and unfair, it’s dangerous for the press as a whole.” In addition to the incident with Acosta, on Friday as Trump was leaving town for Paris, he reviled black journalist April Ryan, calling her “nasty” and a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.” There’s that pot calling kettle thing again, which is the hallmark of Donald Trump. Ryan says it’s simple, Trump sees black women as his inferiors. Washington Post: It’s not hard to find the common denominator: Though there’s hardly anyone — from his predecessors to senators in his own party — he won’t try to shout down with ad hominem insults, Trump relishes, and injects venom into, verbal attacks against women of color. Correspondents don’t go to the White House every day to make friends. We do our jobs courteously, but also thoroughly and assertively, to get answers for our viewers, listeners and readers about the statements and actions that affect all Americans’ lives. Sometimes that means having a quiet sidebar with a member of the White House communications staff. Sometimes that means meeting with first son-in-law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the administration’s approach to criminal justice reform. Sometimes that means shouting a question at the president as he crosses the White House lawn on the way to boarding Marine One. You can tell, though, by the way Trump has responded in recent days to more than one black female journalist that he sees our presence there as illegitimate. If he didn’t, he’d either answer our questions or simply ignore them, not berate us. But when Trump denigrates black women, he’s sending the message that he doesn’t see us equally. Trump sees everybody as his inferiors, except for tyrants and dictators, whom he lionizes. That’s who he is. April Ryan had the hubris to ask Trump if he was a racist and oh, no little lady, you don’t go there — most especially if you’re a woman of color. Trump should enjoy the new crop of Representatives in the House. We’re in for some very interesting sailing just ahead. As the line from […]

Jim Carrey’s Newest Objet d’Art, Trump As Horse’s Ass

This is good. Carrey has captured the essence of Trump with minimalist flourish. I like it. Here’s a couple more. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56  
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Fox News Pouting Over Handling Of Tucker Carlson Issue On Twitter, Account Goes Silent

Fox News is in silent running mode on Twitter since Thursday afternoon. Oh, noes! How is Donald Trump going to get up to the minute propaganda and CT news? This is terrible. Pssst…hey….you spose the caravan got ‘em? Try to contain your misery during this time of cultural deprivation. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56  
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‘You Ask a Lot of Stupid Questions’: Latest Attack on Free Press as Trump...

President Donald Trump continued his ugly attacks on the press during a media gaggle on the White House lawn on Friday morning, smearing one reporter as a "loser," denouncing another CNN journalist's perfectly reasonable...
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Trump denies doctored video was doctored as White House keeps up its war on...

Video experts keep coming forward to explain how conspiracy theorists doctored the video of CNN’s Jim Acosta at Donald Trump’s Monday press conference, a video the White House then pushed out to claim it was justified...

Conservative Writer Calls Out Huckabee Sanders Over Acosta Lie

Here is something for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Right wing writer and wingnut apologist Ben Shapiro joins his lettered brethren to stick up for banned reporter Jim Acosta. Shapiro’s most repeated bon mot to date is, “The left has run out of aggressors to target; instead, they’ve become the aggressors, self-righteous morality police dedicated to wiping out dissenting thought.” This is interesting, Shapiro taking Acosta’s side, because the rest of right wingnuttia is excoriating Acosta. Meanwhile, sages are tweeting that Huckabee Sanders libeled Jim Acosta, insofar as she told a lie about him with actual malice and an intent to ruin his reputation. Wouldn’t it be something if Acosta and CNN sue SHS and Trump? That will one for the casebooks.
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Huckabee Sanders Should Resign, Critics Say, After ‘Orwellian’ Distribution of Doctored Video

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee is facing demands she resign on Thursday after her "Orwellian" attempt to alter reality by sharing a clearly doctored video of the incident that the Trump administration used...
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Author explains science behind cult behavior, applies it to Trump supporters

On Wednesday, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta got into a heated exchange with white supremacist in chief Donald Trump. During that exchange, one of the low-level complicit supremacists attempted to grab Acosta’s microphone...
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WAIT UP: Trump’s Vile Assault on the Free Press Wasn’t Only Jim Acosta, it...

During his post-midterms press conference, Donald Trump reignited his incendiary assault on the free press, which he refers to, in Stalinist terms, as "the enemy of the people." It was a disgraceful display of...

White House Correspondents’ Association Defends Acosta, Calls WH Actions ‘Weak’ ‘Misguided’

Donald Trump went off the deep end at Wednesday’s presser, insulting CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Then his Minster of Propaganda, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, decided to demonize Acosta by accusing him of assaulting an intern, when nothing of the sort happened. The White House Correspondents’ Association issued this statement on the matter. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so used to lying that apparently the fact that there is video and a couple of hundred percipient witnesses does not preclude her from making up a lie out of whole cloth to justify Jim Acosta’s banishment from the White House. Huckabee Sanders deserves to lose her job for this. I can’t wait to hear her defend herself and double down on her lies, that should be most entertaining. Of course, she’ll probably do it after a couple of months and many news cycles. Wasn’t there a rumor she was leaving the end of the year? It can’t be soon enough, assuming that it happens. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56  

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