Monday, April 22, 2024

Federal Judge Rules CNN Was Right, White House “Must Reinstate” Press Pass for Jim Acosta


A federal judge has ruled that the White House must let CNN’s Jim Acosta have his press pass back.

The White House had suspended Acosta’s press pass after an altercation in which a White House intern had grabbed a mic out of Acosta’s hand  during a press conference. The White House claimed– erroneously– that Acosta had put his hands on the woman consequently. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders even offered a doctored video of the incident.

CNN sued the White House over the matter. Thirteen or more news organizations, including Fox News, filed briefs in support of CNN and Acosta.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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