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Fox's defense of CNN lawsuit over Acosta shows corrupt MSM sticks together

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posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Grambler


They "literally" control the media. What part of "control the media" do people NOT get?





posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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For once Fox sticks up for principle and the right-wingers denounce them.

Of course, it is in their own interest as a news institution, to stick up for freedom of the press.

What happens when a liberal president goes after one of their reporters.

So their support of CNN makes sense.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
For once Fox sticks up for principle and the right-wingers denounce them.

Of course, it is in their own interest as a news institution, to stick up for freedom of the press.

What happens when a liberal president goes after one of their reporters.

So their support of CNN makes sense.


What principle is involved in attacking a president in a presidential press conference except in situations of dire straits? Did Acosta keep kicking and kicking and kicking until he was booted? I think so!

The man can write whatever the hell he wants, still!



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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Time for the rwnj’s to boycot faux newz. Who an I kidding, I’d bet ya good money the op’s TVs are all tuned to faux as he wrote the op. a reply to: Grambler



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Grambler


"While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”


It's nice to see Fox stand up and be counted on this , banning journalists because they ask hard questions is a slippery slope.


Why does the press not advocate for Alex Jones at these pressers?



Or anybody who posts on a social media platform with X number of followers. These media rags, especially some of the magazines have far less influence than tons of people on social media.

Just because they used to, doesn't mean they are forever entitled to a press pass.

This story really does go to show they stick up for their media oligopoly no matter how stupid the cause, because their importance is really a mirage, and they don't want anyone realizing it.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
For once Fox sticks up for principle and the right-wingers denounce them.

Of course, it is in their own interest as a news institution, to stick up for freedom of the press.

What happens when a liberal president goes after one of their reporters.

So their support of CNN makes sense.


It has nothing to do with freedom of the press. It has everything to do with following white house rules.

CNN can get another reporter a pass right now, and as long as they don't act like a fool there will be zero issues.

Stop being dishonest. Don't pretend if a Fox correspondent had gone in everyday and hassled the Obama press sec, then attacked Obama at a press conference and refused to give up the microphone anything would be different.

Considering the rest of the media's love for Obama the other media would have attacked the fox correspondent and probably demanded he get his pass pulled.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
Acosta was not doing his job well.

He refused to give up the mic when directed to.


Acosta treated the White House aid like she was a walk-on in an episode of Cops.

He made the inane mistake of yanking back on the microphone when it was being grabbed. This is a reflex action for a journalist.

Problem is, it wasn't his mic, not this time. His bad.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: Grambler

Umm, Acosta was doing his job - and well.

Trump however seems to think that he has the right to defame anyone.

You'll also notice that Trump entirely avoided answering a tough question in the press conference by his ad-hominem attack on Acosta.

It's not the only time that Trump has changed the subject and attacked the press instead of answering a question.

Think of it like this, the press are there to inform you. They can tell you porkies or the truth, but they exist to inform. If Trump censures that, then the press doesn't have a purpose and TwitFace makes them redundant.


Trump attacks anyone who disagrees with him or stands up to him.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Grambler


"While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”


It's nice to see Fox stand up and be counted on this , banning journalists because they ask hard questions is a slippery slope.


Agreed.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: FlyingFox

originally posted by: Grambler
Acosta was not doing his job well.

He refused to give up the mic when directed to.


Acosta treated the White House aid like she was a walk-on in an episode of Cops.

He made the inane mistake of yanking back on the microphone when it was being grabbed. This is a reflex action for a journalist.

Problem is, it wasn't his mic, not this time. His bad.


For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

He was yanking the microphone back because she was trying to yank the microphone away.

It's simple physics.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
CNN was not banned from attending press conferences, only the reporter who was not acting proper was banned and he has done similar things before. What happened to reporters being civil, allowing everyone a chance to get a question in. The same stupid reporters always get to talk, they hog the mike all the time. They should have some sort of rotation so three or four reporters do not steal the limelight. Ban all the pushy ones and everyone will get a chance someday.


Not only that, but Acosta has not actually been banned/ It's only his hard pass that has been revoked. He can still get a day pass - just like any other journalist can apply.

The thing is, not every journalist has a hard pass, so it's complete nonsense to think the Judiciary could interfere with a separate branch of Govt regarding this matter. If CNN find some liberal judge to rule in favour of the idiot Acosta then press conferences will be done. There is no law that says they need to be held at all. If the WH can't decide who comes in then what is stop Alex Jones suing for access and screaming his head off the whole time????

Costa is just the same as Jones, just on the other side of the debate.
This law suit is nonsense.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

She was doing her job, she is supposed to take the mic and pass it around.
Acosta refused to yield and forcefully pushed her away. That's on him. He should be big enough to admit it and apologise, but we all know he is a little man.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

Acosta refused to yield and forcefully pushed her away.


He was being a dick but he certainly didn't push her away.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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neither of Acosta's hands came into contact with the woman. 



Thats right! He hit her arm with his wrist, and you could see her whole shoulder and side of her body come down with the force of it so, TECHNICALLY he never "put hands on her"! Ha! Slam Dunk Victory! YEEEAH!!! *fist pump* Another win for the "Hate Trump No Matter What" Team!



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: FlyingFox

originally posted by: Grambler
Acosta was not doing his job well.

He refused to give up the mic when directed to.


Acosta treated the White House aid like she was a walk-on in an episode of Cops.

He made the inane mistake of yanking back on the microphone when it was being grabbed. This is a reflex action for a journalist.

Problem is, it wasn't his mic, not this time. His bad.


For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

He was yanking the microphone back because she was trying to yank the microphone away.

It's simple physics.


LoL I really hope you were Trying to be funny there. If anything it was simple psychology.

That's funny though. "Simple physics"



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 08:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: UKTruth

Acosta refused to yield and forcefully pushed her away.


He was being a dick but he certainly didn't push her away.


There is no doubt that he pushed her arm down to stop her getting the mic from him.
I don't think the physical contact is a problem, it was minor, but he (and CNN) lied when they said her didn't touch her - and they then went on a campaign of lies to try and make people believe the video of it was doctored.

edit on 15/11/2018 by UKTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Grambler

It is comforting to know that when push comes to shove in the U.S. that you people will stand up for your and others' constitutional rights, no matter which political party you belong to. Well done.
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posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth


So you exaggerating does what exactly?



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Acosta forcefully pushed the young lady away to resist having the mic taken from him.
That's not an exaggeration - it's what happened.



posted on Nov, 15 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth


He didn't push her away, I watched those videos several times when Sublime posted them, there was no 'forcible shoving'.







 
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