However, instead of everyone accepting some blame and moving on, Trump’s team decided to throw a White House intern under the bus instead and allege she had been inappropriately touched by Acosta during the incident.
What made the whole thing an extremely modern phenomenon was that video evidence clearly shows there was no Weinstein-style inappropriateness at all, yet the media and social media warriors continued to argue the point anyway, instead of concentrating on important things.
US Judge Temporarily Restores Acosta’s Press Pass to White House
The Acosta case is still pending after CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House. Meanwhile, numerous US media outlets sided with CNN in the case, including Fox News, New York Times and others.
US District Judge Timothy Kelly temporarily restored the White House press credentials of correspondent Jim Acosta Friday during CNN’s Lawsuit hearing against the Trump administration. The lawsuit argues that the White House violated Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.
The journalist lost his “hard pass” to the White House as he broke protocol and refused to surrender his microphone during a press conference with US President Donald Trump last week, following the midterm congressional elections.
Reacting to the move, CNN has filed a lawsuit against Trump’s administration over the correspondent’s press credentials. More than a dozen news outlets and journalist organizations sided with CNN and filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of CNN’s lawsuit, including Fox News, NBC, the Press Freedom Defense Fund and The New York Times.READ MORE: Fox News to Support CNN in Legal Battle Against Trump, White House
Speaking about the lawsuit, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called it “more grandstanding from CNN”, noting that other broadcaster’s reporters were still allowed to enter the administration’s premises. As she noted, Acosta was “no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment”.