The Topic

Ed Morrissey
8 Nov 2018
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White House doubles down on Acosta ban using ... doctored video?

The Trump administration has managed to do the improbable — make CNN’s Jim Acosta into a whiny, narcissistic Obi-Wan Kenobi of the White House press corps. If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine … After a contentious back-and-forth at yesterday’s presser, including a brief and unseemly tussle over a microphone, Trump scolded Acosta for his behavior. Rather than just leave it at that, they escalated matters by revoking Acosta’s “hard pass” to White House access, which provoked howls of “authoritarianism” from other media outlets.

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