CNN against the White House in the courts

What can the media and the peers of a reporter accredited to cover a president when the latter, as did Donald Trump, the 7th of November, pissed off by the ques

CNN against the White House in the courts

What can the media and the peers of a reporter accredited to cover a president when the latter, as did Donald Trump, the 7th of November, pissed off by the questions from Jim Acosta, CNN correspondent, ordered that he withdraw the credential?

Almost all of them, including one of the clappers of Trump as a Fox, protested and criticized the decision. "We never saw anything like it," said Peter Baker, the New York Times. "All the press should react," said Hallie Jackson, NBC. "It is a decision that is improper and unacceptable," pointed out the Association of Correspondents of the White House.

even the most veterans remember an action so radical. Robert Sherrill, of the magazine the Nation, was denied a credential in 1966 for his criticism of Lyndon Johnson. Turned to the courts and eventually won, but in 1977, 11 years after. It is the precedent of the more distant past that is being recalled.

In the campaign of 2016, Trump denied access to his or her entourage to major media like the Washington Post, but a president is bound by the first and the fifth amendment of the Constitution, and can not act as a candidate. Here is how I have seen lawyers of CNN, which on Tuesday filed a complaint with the court to demand the return of the credential. The plaintiffs -CNN and Acosta - reported violation of two constitutional amendments and the administrative procedure act.

A federal judge prevented the past year, in application of the first amendment, which Trump refused access to their tweets from their critics in the network and, according to Jameel Jaffer, director of the Institute Knight of the university of Columbia, we should now apply the same principle.

"it Would be intolerable decision, as it would set a precedent and the coverage of the White House would be distorted forever by the fear of the other journalists of official retribution," added Jaffer.

wouldn't it have been more effective and rapid, as has been proposed by the president of the platform of investigative non-profit ProPublica, Richard and Tophel, and that all means or, at least, the most important from boycotting the press conferences of the White House until Acosta retrieve their rights?

This solidarity has never been achieved, neither in America nor in Spain, in cases, if not similar, very similar. There was not even a feint of doing so against the leaders, pro-independence catalans last year, despite his campaign of bullying and harassment against journalists in Spanish and foreigners, denounced by Reporters without Borders on the eve of the referendum.

Would be to deprive you of your right to information to the citizens, the journalists are mere intermediaries or administrators.

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Updated Date: 26 November 2018, 20:00

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