While Aaron Colen believes reporters should hold the president accountable and challenge them to explain significant decisions, he believes CNN’s Acosta’s behavior was unprofessional in any press conference. Acosta began seeking conflict by lecturing, not asking a question. He attempted to interrupt the president as he was answering. He refused to give up the mic after multiple questions. After the mic was taken, he started arguing with the president. Acosta made the story about him.
- Was Acosta’s behavior inappropriate regardless of alleged physical contact?
- Did Jim Acosta get a chance to ask his questions?
- Should his credentials have been revoked based on his behavior before the mic grab?
Comment: White House justified in disciplining Acosta of CNN for the behavior of the press conference
The White House announced that it restricted the access of the White House to Jim Acosta of CNN after a heated exchange between Acosta and President Donald Trump during a press conference on Wednesday.
The interaction included Trump calling Acosta “the enemy of the people” and saying that CNN should be embarrassed to use him and Acosta waging war with a White House assistant who tried to take the microphone to give to another reporter while Acosta insisted on more questions.
“As a result of the incident today, the White House suspends the hard passage of the journalist concerned until further notice,” says Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
This will deny the unauthorized entry into the WH grounds for @Acosta.
‘” Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) 8, 2018