Trump’s White House vs. freedom of the press


In 2018 the Trump administration took away CNN's Jim Acosta's White House press pass, an unprecedented act. While a judge eventually ruled that Acosta's press credential had to be reinstated, another journalist, Brian Karem, had his revoked in summer 2019. Chris Cillizza explains what a "hard pass" stands for — and why taking one away is such a big deal.

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41 Comments on "Trump’s White House vs. freedom of the press"

  1. I see the Commie Rump Cockroaches here..

  2. Vote Dank 2032

  3. Based on rule 2, does that mean Fox News is disqualified?

    • @Merrilou Neigenfind Please tell us you care about children You are worrying on this…

    • @Anthony Egidio Dream much? The Dems are in chaos as not even Biden can get much trsction and thus why instead of the media being pro candidates they arrange their interviews with them as being anti Trump.

    • @Merrilou Neigenfind Now you defect to Trump supporters. Again, do you care about children?

    • Merrilou Neigenfind | September 5, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      @brian gardner I don’t hate Trump supporters. Just don’t want them around my children.

    • @Merrilou Neigenfind well I don’t want any progressives around my daughters. Todays progressives are a cancer in this nation.

    Weed Me

  5. KamelToe Harris for president

  6. I’m not going to lie. I’d ban cnn if were Trump

    • @Eric Dufrane you just have an effeminate PM that wears fake eyebrows and supports normalizing pedophilia. I guess that’s winning to a Canadian aka America Junior.

    • Rational people really don’t need CNN to tell us trump is a lying, corrupt, garbage president.

    • @laharl sama Idiot, you obviously need to read some of the mountain of articles from then detailing how Obammy targeted their first amendment rights. Stupid you are…

    • @Eric Dufrane So there is video evidence of Trump paying with the bodies of children like Biden did with their faces, hair, etc?

  7. Jim Acosta proved border walls work.

  8. This guy’s addicted to his phone.

  9. The time right now is 11:52am

  10. Big difference between, freedom of the press and International Globalist Aggression.

    • 1st ammendment provides for no restrictions upon the free press. Its unconstitutional and authoritarian. For that matter, if there were ANY administration that needs scrutiny, its Trump’s. He’s a scumbag.

    • Tropical Storm Rain | September 5, 2019 at 12:17 PM | Reply

      @Anthony Egidio . Good morning CNNPC, 😡 Orange Man Bad 😡

  11. Be sure to have live 24/7 coverage of the arrests & indefinte detention pending trials for all those previous & presently involved in the ongoing sedition and treason as well as all those that failed to act immediately when there was a duty to act. Now you see the proof of 100% of the government being terminated long ago. Pretending to be legal doesn’t count

  12. Brenden Sellers | September 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM | Reply

    Hey millennials, look!! Gifs and memes!!! Isn’t CNN so #hip with the kids?

  13. Bernie Sanders favors killing babies for he sake of climate change.

  14. We love you Chris!
    We love our true democratic free press. Jim Acosta is our BATMAN!

  15. I’m a Trump supporter. You actually made a logical video while citing facts & evidence. Instead of making up lies about Trump, you mostly ignored Trump and focused on logical talking points. You just acted like a modern right winger. Good job, KEEP this up. Pretend Trump doesn’t exist and focus on how Democrats will make America great! Put America & its constitution first! Stop putting foreigners ahead of Americans whose lineage goes back hundreds of years. *upvote video*

  16. Or in other words the President of the United States vs the mouthpiece for the democrats AND the worst journalists and journalism in American history.

    • Right, Trump versus reality. One thing all Americans can agree on, this is the most corrupt and criminal Administration in US History.

  17. CNN: Hes got glasses and looks smart, lets have him lie to everyone.

  18. Cut Throat Trader | September 5, 2019 at 12:26 PM | Reply

    Hey Fake News !!!! Market has been up about 800 points this week!!! Where is the segment on it ??? Hahahahahahahaha And now you know why you are known as “Fake News”

  19. I love that intro joke. Perfect Kevin James material. but don’t play the old guy, you are a stunning 25 looking 40 year old like me

  20. Your talking about one guy who’s press pass was revoked without warning and yet Facebook, Google, and YouTube are censoring independent media content creators by the thousands without warning or explanation. Most are conservative and that’s ok with the MSM.

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