Sunday, November 11, 2018


Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism
Excerpt: Even if they didn't like Obama or Clinton, the political reporters would never dare accuse them publicly of anything, argue with them or interrupt them. Even when skeptical, they were respectful. Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question -- without interruption.Many in the press corps may have found him overbearingly arrogant. They may have resented the way he looked down on them and bristled at critical stories or tough questions. They knew he started more leak investigations than any other president, and might have feared him because his Justice Department wiretapped a Fox News reporter during a leak case. But they would never interrupt him or insult him or refuse to give up the microphone. White House press credentials are not a universal right. There are implicit expectations of proper behavior, and the White House decision to suspend Acosta's credential is warranted.

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