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Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:21 PM

CNN reporter: Top Trump aide threatened to throw me out

Source: The Hill

A CNN reporter who was denied a chance to ask a question at President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference said that Trump’s incoming White House press secretary threatened to throw him out if he pressed for another question.

Jim Acosta attempted to ask Trump a question at his first press conference since he was elected president, but the president-elect refused and called the network “fake news.”

“At one point during this news conference, in the interest of full disclosure...after I asked and I guess demanded that we had a question, Sean Spicer, the incoming press secretary did say to me if I were to do that again, I was going to be thrown out of this press conference,” Acosta said during a live broadcast following the press conference.

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"Don't be rude. No, I'm not going to give you a question. You are fake news," Trump responded, before calling on another reporter from Trump-friendly outlet Breitbart.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/313792-cnn-reporter-spicer-threatened-to-throw-me-out-of-trump-presser

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Reply CNN reporter: Top Trump aide threatened to throw me out (Original post)
sabra Jan 2017 OP
lark Jan 2017 #1
Achilleaze Jan 2017 #6
Chakaconcarne Jan 2017 #37
GusBob Jan 2017 #2
yallerdawg Jan 2017 #3
mobeau69 Jan 2017 #4
kytngirl Jan 2017 #15
KGBot001 Jan 2017 #39
global1 Jan 2017 #5
Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2017 #8
orleans Jan 2017 #13
Ms. Toad Jan 2017 #16
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #26
LovingA2andMI Jan 2017 #7
leftynyc Jan 2017 #9
elmac Jan 2017 #21
leftynyc Jan 2017 #28
Hortensis Jan 2017 #42
heaven05 Jan 2017 #40
Martin Eden Jan 2017 #10
TeamPooka Jan 2017 #11
Charles Bukowski Jan 2017 #12
bullimiami Jan 2017 #27
oegthe Jan 2017 #32
lancelyons Jan 2017 #14
whathehell Jan 2017 #34
KittyWampus Jan 2017 #17
mnhtnbb Jan 2017 #22
hamsterjill Jan 2017 #23
suffragette Jan 2017 #18
calimary Jan 2017 #41
suffragette Jan 2017 #43
calimary Jan 2017 #19
ElementaryPenguin Jan 2017 #20
DinahMoeHum Jan 2017 #24
tinrobot Jan 2017 #25
Generator Jan 2017 #29
johnp3907 Jan 2017 #35
Generator Jan 2017 #38
vlyons Jan 2017 #30
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2017 #36
Runningdawg Jan 2017 #31
pansypoo53219 Jan 2017 #33

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:25 PM

1. We are so fucked.

Now, I'm not a huge CNN fan, but to say they are fake news and not take questions, but then answer anything Breitbart, aka Nazi Central, asks is truly scary. Just like he'd rather tell us what RT said than anything said by American media. He's the one that's promoting lies and disinformation and is a true criminal. Probably the first true criminal that's even won the office?

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:33 PM

6. + 1,000

The Republican Ministry of Lies is in full gear.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:16 PM

37. Just watch... While Trump is in the spotlight, putting on his outrageous charade.....

The GOP will be working in the background passing every draconian law they can... Textbook GOP.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:26 PM

2. Fucking Nazis eom

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:27 PM

3. THIS...is CNN!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:29 PM

4. This is really scary stuff.

PC was totally out of control. Trump thinks he handled it well but I'll wager that the majority of Americans, the ones who voted for Hillary, were not impressed. I think the downward spiral of the orange maggot is accelerating.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

15. I tried to comfort my 88yo friend with the same thoughts.

She called me yesterday almost in tears because she feels EVERYBODY is letting tRump get away with EVERYTHING. I told her to just hold on. Someone as mean, foul, godless, cruel, unhinged, sorry, ignorant, boorish, stupid (which can't be fixed btw), who has lived 70 years has to have bodies buried somewhere and skeletons in the closet. I told my friend that this man will crash and burn, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not even next month, but I assured her that within six months he will have crashed and burned.

He's got too much baggage and junk not to. Someone, somewhere has the gasoline can. This person is going to get so sick and tired of his BS and finally light the match that will bring this sorry-ass man down!

And my fellow democrats, this is what it's going to take - a FIRESTORM, not the little campfires tRump and his ilk are good at putting out, but a real FIRESTORM that nothing can control except rain in the form of impeachment or resignation. Write it down, because it's gonna happen.

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Response to kytngirl (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:18 PM

39. Yep

 

I totally agree. Something will come out. If the government doesnt throw him out the public will

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:30 PM

5. He Should Have Continue To Insist On Asking A Question And Let Them Throw Him Out.....

that would have brought this whole thing to a head immediately. Now it's just Acosta's word against Spicer's word.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:41 PM

8. Great point. It's going to take more than saying Trump's people did this or that.

We need evidence and publicity.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:08 PM

13. agree -- especially since they are "fake news"--who knows if they are making this up?

i'm just kidding--i think that was actually said to him
however, i am of the mind:
haha -- you sucked up to him, helped to fuck over hillary, so suck this up

(see poster's comments below regarding what stupid cnn did during campaign)

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:23 PM

16. If you listened - he did everythign but let them throw him out.

From the radio - without the benefit of seeing it, I assumed they had since he suddenly went silent after repeatedly asking/demanding to be given a question after being accused of being irresponsible and fake.

He was very insistent and persistent.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:15 PM

26. Agreed. The optics of a major news organization representative being ejected

would have been fantastic.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:34 PM

7. Yes, This Happened...

And between this and the VAST Conflicts of Interests in Business Trump has, will still have and flat out in the presser REFUSED to EVER release his Tax Returns...

America comes January 20, 2017 is....

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:48 PM

9. I sure hope CNN

is loving reaping the benefits for giving pe crotch grabber nothing but tongue baths for the entire campaign. They're getting what they deserve.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:53 PM

21. Actually its good for business

to have your reporter trumped, it brings views to your network, people talk about CNN, watch them to see what all the fuss is about. its all part of the dog and pony show.

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Response to elmac (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:29 PM

28. Funny

I haven't watched since the election and I have no desire to watch because of this. They're reaping what they have sowed. Our press is a joke.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:26 PM

42. CNN's a joke, but Jeff Zucker's laughing all the way

to the bank. As he says about his enormous role in promoting Trump, "...no regrets."

Viewership SHOULD be fleeing, but even passionate DUers aren't. Loving watching the mouths move means never having to say one will read reputable sources instead.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:30 PM

40. all of us are

reaping what Clear Channel et al. has wrought.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:48 PM

10. This is a clear strategy to manipulate the news by shutting out those who won't toe the line

Eventually, reporters will "learn" to modify their behavior to conform to the standards set by the Trumperor.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:50 PM

11. CNN will now be my main news channel. Fuck Trump! nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 02:54 PM

12. Fuck you CNN, I hope Breitbart gets all the access and you get nothing.

 

Your false equivalences throughout the campaign were a fucking disgrace. You MADE Trump.

Want to spend another week arguing that the Clinton Foundation nothingburgers "raise serious questions"?

How about another roundtable like the one you had after the Comey letter, where your hack analyts (led by PAID Trump shill Corey Lewendowski) trashed Hillary for being a" terribly flawed candidate"? Still feel that way now?

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Response to Charles Bukowski (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:26 PM

27. I saw CNN for mere moments yesterday and the false equivalence and opinion based reporting continued

Vomitable.

News IS Facts. The rest is bullshit.

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Response to Charles Bukowski (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:43 PM

32. It's a new low

It's a horror that Breitbart is there at all. Reporters for a neo-Nazi publication now at Presidential press conferences? -not that Breitbart is so very much further to the right than Fox - yet this marks a new low.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:11 PM

14. I hope that the press does not increasingly become scared

I hope that the press does not increasingly become scared with the trump team constantly threatening and disparaging them.

They might just stop asking pointed questions because they might be retaliated against.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:59 PM

34. If they had any gumption, they'd band together & say..

'If you turn away one of us, you turn away all', then, as a group, just refuse to let him continue his presser by refusing to cover him.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:27 PM

17. what if Trump held another bogus "press conference'' and no reporters showed up

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:06 PM

22. This is what needs to happen.

But the Faux Noise people will always be there. Breitbart.

No, I fear that what we really need is LHO's grandson.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:07 PM

23. I think they should show up.

And then all turn their backs to him. I think THAT would kill the SOB because it's the attention that he thrives upon.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:27 PM

18. Reminds me of Bush moving Gannon/Guckert into WH Press and moving Helen Thomas

To the back of the room.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:05 PM

41. YEP. Let's not forget that, either.

AND making it clear through word and deed that any coverage of bodies returning from the Iraq War was verboten. Totally taboo. NOT permitted. No coverage of the flag-draped coffins returning to Dover AFB. That was one of the first official things the then-new President Obama did: invite the press to honor and welcome home those coffins of the American troop casualties, and attending that moment himself. During bush/cheney, if you so much as published a photo of it, or anything else like it - funerals, families in mourning, coverage or discussion of, or Heaven forbid SHOWING the TRUE cost of war, you could be fired.

They did not want the American people to see, hear, or be reminded of the true cost of war. That might turn them against it. Gotta say something for these people. They're NOT naive, they DON'T forget, and they LEARN from experience. You better believe they remember how, once Walter Cronkite had seen enough of the Vietnam War coverage to turn against it, the American people turned against it, too. I believe the quote from within the White House at the time was "if we've lost Cronkite..."

But then again, back during that time, we had a network anchorman who was known and even nicknamed "the most trusted man in America." We had Cronkite. On CBS - once widely known and even nicknamed "the Tiffany network" because it was considered so honorable and high-class - even the programming side (where they had sterling properties ranging from "I Love Lucy" and "The Ed Sullivan Show" to "60 Minutes" and "Mary Tyler Moore"). And others of his ilk, like NBC's Huntley & Brinkley and Frank Reynolds and others on ABC.

Who would you consider an heir to the mantle of "the most trusted man (or woman) in America" nowadays? The closest I think we get, anymore, is/was Jon Stewart. And he was on Comedy Central, not one of the major establishment networks.

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Response to calimary (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:14 PM

43. You've made so many great and important points here. The one below about Ramos, too

Did you see that his network met with Trump to try to access better coverage and that they might be firing him?

http://www.latintimes.com/jorge-ramos-fired-univision-controversial-news-anchor-could-be-replaced-409282

Scary times.

Good reminder about the coffins from the Iraq War and the difference in Bush and Obama. I remember when the Seattle Times published the photo of the coffins in a plane and the uproar about that.

You are correct about the calculation involved in these decisions. There is a danger in underestimating their plans because of the absurd idiocy of the figureheads they've chosen to install to achieve them. Another aspect of that was their decision not to reintroduce the draft and instead to use stoppage to keep troop numbers. They knew that the draft would turn much of the rural vote they counted on against them.

They do fear news people who are regarded as principled. It's no coincidence that they engineered the takedown of Rather. His was a respected voice they silenced from having a nightly presence.

I consider Christiane Amanpour to be well regarded. And Richard Engel gave the most astute comments on the night if the election of any of the coverage. That both are foreign correspondents is not surprising.

Agree about Stewart.

I look at the makeover by Comcast of NBC/MSNBC to Fox reporter dominated news and shudder.

Thank you again for your thoughtful reply, Calimary.

We need this here, now more than ever.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:32 PM

19. First they threw Jorge Ramos out, and I didn't say anything, because I wasn't Latina...

Uh-huh. Threatening the press.

Yeah, that'll end well.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:53 PM

20. If CNN is FAKE news, Fox (FAUX) News must be DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION news!!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:13 PM

25. If CNN is not allowed to ask questions, they why give him airtime?

Shut the mofo down.


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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:29 PM

29. Brownshirts in red caps

 

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Response to Generator (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:59 PM

35. Can I steal that for a song title?

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #35)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:18 PM

38. Sure! Be my guest

 

I did just think it up but I'm sure I'm not the first. It does kinda beg a tune to go with it.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:32 PM

30. So get thrown out!

With cameras rolling. Right there in front of God and everybody. Make the 6 o'clock news, and the 7, 8, 9, and 10 o'clock news. Show everyone Traitor Trump's Fascist suppression of freedom of the press. Have some courage for God's sake. Get thrown out!

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Response to vlyons (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:00 PM

36. tRump's a bully, treat him as such....make him back down.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:37 PM

31. IMO we just witnessed

on of the few remaining live press conferences. From now on, questions will be submitted to his handlers and only when they have been approved will the cheeto tweet out his answers.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:56 PM

33. SO HAPPY THEY PIMPED RUMP THE WHOLE ELECTION SEASON! right? RIGHT?!?

fuck CNN.

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