Thursday, April 13, 2017

Acosta: Dissing CNN 'Does Real Damage' To First Amendment

By Daily Waire, April 12, 2017

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta accused President Donald Trump of undermining the First Amendment via criticisms of the news media industry. Joining a panel discussion at the Newseum entitled “Covering the Trump White House,” he blamed Trump for broad public distrust of the news media.

Criticizing CNN and similar news media outlets, suggested Acosta, was antithetical to American values.  In defending his employer's journalistic bona fides, Acosta invoked White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s derision of CNN as part of the “opposition party" (emphases added):

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