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Jim Acostas Press Pass SUSPENDED.

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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 01:41 AM
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I think the press needs to remember that his his house and they are invited guests. There is nothing that requires the press to have access to the president. This is a priviledge granted it is not a right it is not even necessary. If they went by audience there are bloggers that have more viewers than CNN.

So having said that the press needs to act like guest and show some respect. When you are invited to someone's home you shouldn't act like that or if you do your unlikely to be invited back.




posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 01:52 AM
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a reply to: Arnie123

Here is the closeup.

Closeup of Acosta and the intern trying to take back the mic - video

Secondly a lot of media people are saying they have never seen this action by a potus yet they conveniently forget when Obama booted a journalist when he confronted Obama on deportations.

Finally the hypocrites on the left seem to have forgotten their reaction when Corey Lewandowski blocked a female reporter who ignored secret service, trying to get to Trump. At the time everyone on the left was screaming he assaulted her.

Now that Acosta did it its not a big deal and they want to ignore it.
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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 01:54 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Arnie123

Here is the closeup.

Closeup of Acosta and the intern trying to take back the mic - video




In your professional opinion, is that assault?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

I am assuming this took place in Washington DC and here is the DC code for it -

§ 22–404. Assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner; stalking.

a)(1) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.

(2) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes significant bodily injury to another shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “significant bodily injury” means an injury that requires hospitalization or immediate medical attention.


Menacing manner is met in my opinion however -

Based on the laws in my state yes, Acostas actions meet the legal requirements needed to be charged with a crime. The issue I have answering your question is the way different political entities (states / District of Columbia) have defined the elements of an assault. Just because it meets the standard in my state doesnt mean it will in the District. Its based on the law, the legal definition established for assault and how the court rulings in the states / DC have affected it.

In some states assault on an officer is defined as an action that is designed to cause serious physical injury. In my state its defined as any unwanted physical contact.

This is one you have to make up your own mind on. Contrary to what the media thinks the 1st amendment does not make them immune to the laws and they can be removed from property if their behavior is inappropriate. Dont tell journalists that though as they think they are special and that laws dont apply to them.

The intern was within her authority to remove the mic from Acosta.
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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Is it assault? By the literal legal definition, yes. He uses physical contact to threaten or intimidate. And it worked. She stopped trying to retrieve the mic. Would any DA or prosecutor's office take action after receiving that complaint? No.

It is, however, still completely boorish and unprofessional.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Interesting, thanks for the reply. To me that seems a little extreme to call that assault but what I think is irrelevant as I do not make the laws nor do I uphold them...



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

according to daily mail on line it all ready has that guys a prize dick



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: underwerks

that mans a complete idiot not to mention aggressive imo



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:22 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: Xcathdra

Interesting, thanks for the reply. To me that seems a little extreme to call that assault but what I think is irrelevant as I do not make the laws nor do I uphold them...


You're welcome.

As RadioRobert pointed out it depends on the prosecutor. Assault is a crime against a person so that means Acosta cant be charged unless the "victim" files a criminal complaint. Even then there is no guarantee a prosecutor will prosecute. I should have made that distinction in my post so my apologies.

Also I would not get hung up on the terms used (like assault etc). They are used for categorizing laws and nothing more. If you look at the DC codelink and go back one page on that site to the entire assault section you will find other "assault" charges listed (like aggravating assault, domestic assault, stalking, menacing etc etc). So while it might be listed as an assault charge in reality it could be something that occurs where no physical assault ever took place.



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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

No apology necessary and thankyou for the clarification. Seems like the law can be somewhat fickle and that's why I asked you as you have a wealth of knowledge on the subject...



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: Arnie123

I am surprised it did not happen sooner.
The level of disrespect is insubordinate.

Ah,yes, the Wise Old Owl said wait until
the moment after the midterms.

I almost forgot.

S&F



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: Look2theSacredHeart

the man's got a bit a of history frankly i am surprised he got away with it this long



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:43 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

errr yes



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:52 AM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

are you really obama lurking just wondering



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

You are......correct. Also, +1 for a cool avatar.

I keep seeing comments from Liberals saying that Trump is attacking the press or trying to prevent freedom of the press. Yet, when Obama did it was ok, when Trump does, he's bad. :/ I voted for Obama. I do not condone people acting rude and disrespecting the President. The double standards by the left are extremely vexing. They seem to be oblivious to the fact that when they do it, it's ok, and when someone else does it, or is even accused of it, then they are an evil Hitler-KK-K-bigot nazi racist white supremacist sexist homophobe. It's ridiculous.


"You are in MY HOUSE... it's not respectful when....you are not going to get a response if you keep interr... Shame one you, you shouldn't be doing this. Can you escort this person out."



This guy deserved the boot just like Jim Acosta did.

A few more examples of Obama's treatment of the press.

“The way the president’s availability to the press has shrunk in the last two years is a disgrace,” said ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who has covered every president back to Gerald R. Ford. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.” -- Politico

www.politico.com...

"On Wednesday, while Obama met with donors from the House Majority PAC, the reporters were not even told where the meeting was taking place. The press corps has rallied together in recent months to protest restrictions on White House access, but despite their demands they continue to be locked out of major events in and out of the Oval Office.The White House Correspondents Association filed a formal complaint with press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday......" ---huffpost

www.huffingtonpost.com...

"Obama Boots Reporters From Conservative Papers while nonpolitical publications like Glamour and Jet magazines remained on board, at times even eliminated from the plane's traveling press were the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News." -- DiogenesMiddleFinger --Summary of below link.

"Obama Boots Reporters From Conservative Papers" --ABC news

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 02:59 AM
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I agree, you don’t need to lose your mannerisms to prove your point or ask a question.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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originally posted by: Steveogold
a reply to: BlackJackal

are you really obama lurking just wondering


Lol. Nah, he/she can't be, because he/she acts just as juvenile as he/she claims Trump is. Plus, Obama is more eloquent. Can't dis the Obamster on that, he can speak well. Blackjackal is one shilling short of a twelve pence.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 03:31 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

i think hes obama lurking



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: queenofswords

He was the first Spartacus, Booker was 2.0.

Remember this one,... Jim Acosta Defends Shouting Questions: ‘If They Want To Send Me To Hell, I’ll Still Be Shouting At The Devil’



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

What I see is freedom of speech meets freedom of the press. You see Acosta asking a question but you don't see a person who has a right not to answer the question (freedom of speech).

I also see a person who was rude to the mic lady. Acosta wants to be a victim, it helps with his TDS.






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