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Jim Acosta finally broke his silence regarding the revocation of his White House press credentials and said it will damage his career forever.

CNN reported on his statement on Wednesday.

“I have always endeavored to conduct myself as a diligent but respectful reporter who asks probing but fair questions,” Acosta wrote.

“The revocation of my White House press credential not only destroys my ability to perform my current job, it will follow me for the rest of my career. My reputation and my future career prospects have all been significantly harmed if not completely devastated.”

Acosta wrote that he and his family have had to take “additional security measures” after receiving death threats “regularly, aimed at my work covering the President.”

“This has frightened both me and my family and required us to take additional security measures in our daily lives,” he said.

The White House fired back at Acosta’s lawsuit and it tore him to shreds, The Daily Mail reported.

The White House fired a legal salvo at CNN on Wednesday, responding to a lawsuit the network filed after the Trump administration revoked the press credentials of its chief correspondent, Jim Acosta.

‘No journalist has a First Amendment right to enter the White House,’ the government argued in a filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Trump, the administration claimed, doesn’t have to justify his decision constitutionally ‘whenever he exercises his discretion to deny an individual journalist one of the many hundreds of passes granting on-demand access to the White House complex.’

The court docket was updated just as a group news organizations, including the Associated Pres and the Trump-friendly Fox News Channel, said they would file a friend-of-the-court brief backing CNN.

The White House’s argument is centers on a reading of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees the freedom to publish, but not to attend White House functions on-demand.

‘The President and his staff have absolute discretion over which journalists they grant interviews to, as well as over which journalists they acknowledge at press events,’ Trump’s Justice Department lawyers argued.

‘That broad discretion necessarily includes discretion over which journalists receive on-demand access to the White House grounds and special access during White House travel for the purpose of asking questions of the President or his staff.’

‘Whether the news of the day concerns national security, the economy, or the environment, reporters covering the White House must remain free to ask questions. It is imperative that independent journalists have access to the President and his activities, and that journalists are not barred for arbitrary reasons,’ the press outlets said.

‘Our news organizations support the fundamental constitutional right to question this President, or any President. We will be filing friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN’s and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit based on these principles.’

The other signers included NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, Bloomberg, Gannett, Scripps, USA Today, First Look Media Works, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Press Freedom Defense Fund.

The White House Correspondents Association’s president, SiriusXM broadcaster Olivier Knox, issued a supportive statement on Tuesday.

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76 Comments

76 Comments

  1. Frances Carlson

    November 15, 2018 at 3:53 am

    If, in fact, Acosta is ruined, he has no one but himself to blame. His grandstanding and obnoxious behavior is indefensible. He has a right to ask and be answered, which he was. The fact he didn’t get the answer he wanted is a problem for him only. Hogging the mike is just plain rude, not only to the President and WH staff but to other reporters in the room. Quite frankly, I will not miss him.

    • MICHAEL A ALBACH

      November 15, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Exactly .. Perfectly said !

    • ltrail

      November 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Many of us, citizens of the USA, concur with your comment, Ms. Carlson. May he never get a “hard pass” ever again.

    • Hubert Webb

      November 16, 2018 at 5:52 am

      You said it well, he did it to himself.

    • Ken Easterling

      November 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

      President Trump is doing a great job. That is the reason all these leftist/socialist organizations want to harm him. This article was released to set up a lawsuit ‘because his career is ruined.’

    • Cecil Durham

      November 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Another Acosta lie—his career,unfortunately,is not ruined.Grandstanding again.His biased rhetoric,his hate and disrespect,not only for Trump but for the Offce is clear. I do hope he is gone from the WH as he deserves.The self serving exibition he performed has no place in legitimate journalism.

  2. Joel Johnston

    November 15, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Jim, YOu failed in your career. You lack the civility required to do that job. You act like a bully. We don’t need bullies, and you don’t have a right to be a bully on a pass that is given to you and can be taken away whenever it suits the White House.

    You need to learn and teach others to be polite, take what is given to you, and don’t try to take more or be more obnoxious in these press meetings.

    Good Riddance. See see you at Walmart!

    • MICHAEL A ALBACH

      November 15, 2018 at 4:35 am

      Well said !

  3. Celia palmer

    November 15, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Now you know how Cruz, Graham, Barron Trump felt with death threats and people showing up where they eat. The Whitehouse job does not define You! YOU define you so quit being a know it all jerk who thinks his jjob is over. Are you that bad of a reporter? Whaaaa whaaa.

    • Maryann

      November 15, 2018 at 4:20 am

      I don’t believe Acosta is getting death threats. He’s a idiot just looking for attention which he obviously is not getting at home. He’s not a journalists with those stupid questions he asks. April Ryan should be next.

    • MJ

      November 15, 2018 at 5:33 am

      Why is my comments being denied?

    • Patricia Halverson

      November 15, 2018 at 7:14 am

      They stop my comments so I am replying to your comment. President Trump is doing a great job!!!

    • James

      November 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      No worries Jim, we all know you as a disrespectful cry baby. Thank you for opening your mouth again to remind us.

    • Ray

      November 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      My thoughts exactly when I read this it’s okay for Democrats to threaten Politicians when they are out in public. Now he knows how Carlson felt when these assholes went to his house banging on the door and scaring the shit out of his wife but the Democrats say he deserves it. Acosta is a complete ass who is always seeking attention. He never had a reputation to ruin.

  4. Laura McGaffey

    November 15, 2018 at 4:02 am

    First that insane comedienne Kathy Somebody, now this blowhard Acosta! Oh, whoa is me, Trump is harming my career. NO, you stupid liberals, YOU are destroying your careers. And we the people do not give a damn. Just go away.

  5. Elaine

    November 15, 2018 at 4:20 am

    I hardly think that Acosta is the only reporter at CNN so why not get a press pass for someone with more respect and decorum to represent the network! Acosta was a grandstanding jerk to the White House press staff and the President. NO ONE should have to put up with his rude, intimidating and disrespectful behavior!!!

  6. Laurie

    November 15, 2018 at 4:25 am

    No sympathy here. Boo freakin’ hoo, Mr. Obnoxious.

  7. Linda

    November 15, 2018 at 4:30 am

    “Jimbo breaks silence, says his career is done.”
    A bit dramatic, but best news ever!!!!

  8. Patrick

    November 15, 2018 at 4:35 am

    The fact he would not stop when asked and continued to be rude is enough to bar him from the White House. He is not special or privileged because he works for FNN – fake news network. Since he thinks he can make up news should have gotten him barred long ago actually – I think the president was more than patient with him.

  9. N

    November 15, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party at work here! FOX NEWS!!!! Don’t forget the RINOs(Gowdy,Ryan, Rubio , Romney, Sessions, etc) they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp, Pres Trump!

  10. N

    November 15, 2018 at 4:38 am

    CNN=Clueless Network News! Centralized NAZI News!Communist NWK News.AKA: Fake News! MSM=Fake News, Fox News.The Pravda Commie newspapers and their propaganda MOB machine at full throttle!

  11. Randy Sieg

    November 15, 2018 at 4:44 am

    CNN… a prime source of “Fake News”… Jim Acosta is busy trying to make a big name for himself… he insults the President of the United Sates & his press secretary, Sarah Sanders… then hurries off to play the victim… he does nothing but spew division & hate, continually shows bias & intentional ignorance… being “the king of Fake News” he has zero credibility… It’s was way past time for Acosta to be excluded and to have his White House press credentials pulled… these Washington bottom dwellers are desperate… can you imagine the outrage if these kind of things had been said & foisted on Obama when he was president… DRAIN THE SWAMP MR. PRESIDENT…

  12. Acosta Accosts

    November 15, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Maybe he will write a book or get his own show on CNN now. He’s gotta do something to feed his family…er…ego.

  13. daz

    November 15, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Career what frigging career a lying disgusting piece of shit that is all he is, with cnn and all their FAKE NEWS it was no career.

  14. Mike

    November 15, 2018 at 4:59 am

    He should loose his job and try something where is can maybe use his brain and not bully everyone.jim is an asshole and he thinks he is above the law just like every democrat

  15. Stella Honeycutt

    November 15, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Democrats like Maxine Waters and Nancy Polski has caused this by what they said about if anyone comes from President Trump Administration to refuse service to them in your business places. Sara Sanders was ran out of a Restaurant because of what Waters said. Tucker Carlson Daughters have been attacked. Liberal Democrats need to shape or ship out,

  16. Michigander

    November 15, 2018 at 5:17 am

    “Diligent and respectful”….he was everything but diligent and respectful even to his own colleagues. Rude, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, lying piece of lint.

  17. Gorge

    November 15, 2018 at 5:19 am

    “I have always endeavored to conduct myself as a diligent but respectful reporter who asks probing but fair questions,”.. When did this happen.. When he was asleep ?

  18. MJ

    November 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I’m really disappointed in these other outlets especially Fox, thinking that how Acosta behaved is acceptable behavior. He is beyond rude to the White House Administration and staff and beyond disrespectful to our President. He can dislike Trump but when in the White House he and all the rest of the reporters or journalists should respect the office. There is a way in asking questions, asking not debating, and certainly not arguing points that he does not have access to all the intelligent information that our government has. He only has opinions, the same as all of us as to what is actual. If his opinion turns out to be legitimate, then follow up after he has gotten the real FACTS. HE JUST WANTS TO BE RELAVANT, a legend in his own mind!

  19. MJ

    November 15, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Why is my comments being denied?

    • SandyT

      November 28, 2018 at 3:32 am

      I see your comments.

  20. Lee Sullivan

    November 15, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Acosta has only himself to blame for any discredit his career has suffered. He was always rude, over-bearing, and belligerent in ALL of the press meetings. His bad behavior lost his credentials for him – no one else is to blame! And the organizations that are supporting him?! – well, I guess they just weren’t paying attention or they’re out right stupid.

  21. Jonathan Daniels

    November 15, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Didn’t Obama did the same to WH reporter Rosen?

  22. RCP55

    November 15, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Does he really think anyone cares about his career?????? As far as the threats go, deal with it the same way so many republicans have to because of the democraps.

  23. Jon Wisdom

    November 15, 2018 at 6:38 am

    President Trump – I demand on-demand access to the White House. Jim Acosta says I have a First Amendment right to it. You have no right to limit anyone even if that means a million people get to come in.

  24. Bongson

    November 15, 2018 at 6:39 am

    His very bad behavior make him always get badness, he must change and change his action, he must be a reporter not a ganster.

  25. Sylvia Baker

    November 15, 2018 at 7:00 am

    It is a shame that Mr. Acosta had not learned proper decorum, responsibility when addressing the White House etc. Both while yelling his questions to Sarah Sanders AND HIS POTUS at Pressers! I have listened, up to know, every Press event where Acosta was in attendance and at EVERY single one he was an obnoxious twit. Sarah should have had him removed a long time ago! The President has more manners AND decency that Jim Acosta will EVER achieve, imo. He is learning at his age how he should have comported himself when in the White House and he deserves what seems to be coming his way. He is wasting his, or someone else’s, money with his frivolous law suit against The President Of The United States whether you like him or NOT! He has acted shamefully and deserves to have had his press privilege card away imo.

  26. Sylvia Seeley

    November 15, 2018 at 7:00 am

    It is a shame that Mr. Acosta had not learned proper decorum, responsibility when addressing the White House etc. Both while yelling his questions to Sarah Sanders AND HIS POTUS at Pressers! I have listened, up to know, every Press event where Acosta was in attendance and at EVERY single one he was an obnoxious twit. Sarah should have had him removed a long time ago! The President has more manners AND decency that Jim Acosta will EVER achieve, imo. He is learning at his age how he should have comported himself when in the White House and he deserves what seems to be coming his way. He is wasting his, or someone else’s, money with his frivolous law suit against The President Of The United States whether you like him or NOT! He has acted shamefully and deserves to have had his press privilege card away imo.

  27. Patricia Halverson

    November 15, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Really??? YOU have no one to blame but yourself.

  28. Ron

    November 15, 2018 at 7:11 am

    If Acosta is polite, Then Hitler was an all around nice guy, as was Atilla the Hun! Just the fact he works for a network like CNN with the lowest ratings in the industry, and the worst reputation for accurate reporting in the history of journalism, tells me everything I need to know about him.

  29. Patricia Halverson

    November 15, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Why do you stop my comments????

  30. Patricia Halverson

    November 15, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Why are you stopping my comments???

  31. Jenny Harp

    November 15, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Waaaaaaaaaaa CNN has approx 50 reporters that have hard White House
    press passes. Instead of [email protected] send another one of your other biased reporters. Just tell them to behave, use manners and don’t touch female interns.

    • elmer goetz

      November 22, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      I believe the WH will allow Jimbob back in but let’s hope they never call on him. This would be very embarrassing and all the other reporters there will know why he isn’t being called on and they will not make the same rude mistakes he has.

  32. REM1875

    November 15, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Say jim, now just who toasted your career??? That room is full of reporters and we only know 2 or 3 of their names and it’s not for their reporting ……..

  33. Bill Cork

    November 15, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Then Jummy you should not have been such a jerk. You made a conscious effort to act without decorum and it bit you in the arse. Your little man’s complex and condescending attitude towards women got you what you deserve.

  34. Mike Dar

    November 15, 2018 at 9:59 am

    So…he was asked five times to sit down and pass the Microphone and floor to the next persons questions… just when should a reporter follow directions? Should he still be sitting there holding the microphone?
    Should he disrupt the event endlessly?
    If he is kept, for now a temporary condition, forever from the White house and if that ‘Ruins’ his career… just what exactly was his career built on?? We’ve been led to believe only the best of the best get to be at the White House Briefings, and this nitwit is admitting his entire career is built on only that, nothing else.
    Worse yet, he is admitting that not being a crybaby…will ruin his career as that is all he does at the briefings, complain and cry about not getting to complain.
    And now sues, to get to complain.. to cry… about crying.. about his career…
    He just keeps doubling down on a guaranteed failure.. it is going to guarantee the end of his career.
    Meanwhile it looks like Avenatti was arrested for assault and his defense for beating his wife, soon to be ex-wife, was that ‘she hit me first’…
    these nimrods never learn………..

  35. errollus

    November 15, 2018 at 10:02 am

    He is a rude, irritating and somewhat stupid guy who sets out to cause trouble, making the lives of hard working people like Sarah Sanders (who are under pressure from ALL the journalists who want THEIR questions answered, but to hey with them according to Accosta).

    He should go join Antifa or some other dumb mob.

  36. EfCyEs

    November 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Good decision to get rid of an idiot. That must be for life. Bye “dam boo” …nobody miss you.

  37. Mike Hansen

    November 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

    The White House is not denying CNN of having a reporter there to ask questions, they are just denying THAT certain reporter to do the asking!!!! Simple logic!!!!!

  38. MICHAEL MANFREDONIO

    November 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I hope hes done.

  39. Susan

    November 15, 2018 at 11:58 am

    OMG now I have heard it all!! He brought this whole thing on himself and will NOT win this ridiculous law suit he was acting out like a two yr old being disruptive in every press briefing rude to Sarah at every meeting and then he screwed up by trying to debate and engage in an argument with the President!! Reporter DO NOT DEBATE the President they ask questions regardless of the answer ask a follow up and Then move on! As for the death threats that was also brought on by your ridiculous self righteous grand standing! So now I guess you know how Sarah Sanders felt and the rest who can’t even go out to a public place and even have dinner anymore because of what you and your Pess have done to them Jim!! Guess you should have thought this out a little better!! Thing of it is with all of those other people in the press briefings it seems that Sarah Sanders always made time to give you the opportunity to ask questions at every press briefing more so than most so I would say to Jim you really screwed up for CNN now didn’t you Jim!! They ought to be mad at you instead of backing your sorry good for nothing ass!!

  40. Bj

    November 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    It doesn’t feel too good does it Jimmy? Having your family threatened while you’re out having a family meal or having your door pushed in. Trouble with your little whiny azz is you can dish it out but you can’t take it. YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF YOUR OWN CHOICES JIMMY . People as obnoxious as you usually do themselves in. Most of the time we really don’t have to do a thing but sit back and give the dumbazzes a little more rope. Couldn’t happen to a better person!!!!!

  41. James Kelly

    November 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Good.

    Bad manners have consequences.

  42. Mark Terzano

    November 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Jim Acosta or Jaime Acosta, you are a disgrace to your “country”, profession and family. You should be running scared, moron.

  43. Tom

    November 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Poor lil’ Jimmy… Actions have consequences…

    What’s next for poor lil’ Jimmy? Probably a Go Fund Me page…

  44. Rick

    November 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    You brought this on yourself don’t blame anyone but YOU..

  45. Sue

    November 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Diligent, respectful. Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. So laughable.

  46. Colonel (R) Dave Lowry

    November 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Acosta is a bully who went way over the line of acceptable behavior. He’s on the defensive, so he claims victimhood. How predictable. Taking away his WH press pass was appropriate. Now he’s screaming like a little girl that his career is done. No, Jim, your career is not over. There will always be a place for you among the progressive hyper partisan lame stream media. And if you want to look for someone to blame for your current troubles, try the mirror.

  47. RIC CARTER

    November 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I would just ONCE like to see an article on this site that was proofread. Maybe I should apply for a job there, as obviously no one else is in the position?

  48. Stan C

    November 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Good! Adios Bitch Boy!

  49. abacus

    November 15, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    What a whining self pitying lying piece of shite this man is. He is opposite to everything he said about himself.

  50. Anthony Taylor

    November 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Be careful all you news brain people. He does not have to let any one of you in the white house. NONE, NADA, NO A ONE.

  51. Nancie Lyons

    November 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Good. I hope you career as a liar and antagonist is done! You are certainly not a journalist.
    Just an entitled, rude douchebag. GOOD RIDDANCE!

  52. Joe

    November 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    YOU ACTED LIKE A 2YR OLD. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE WHO CAUSED IT. ONCE A FOOL ALWAYS A FOOL

  53. FAST EDDIE

    November 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    AUGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  54. MICHAEL MCPOLAND

    November 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Invitations can be rescinded. There are enough “reporters” to go around the world. His bosses and he need to get over themselves and SHUT THE F**K UP.

  55. Fran

    November 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Jim Acosta is the diva in his own personal soap opera.

  56. Dean Cobb

    November 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. I would like to have seen him stay, but never be called upon for a question.

  57. zchonie

    November 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    If his career is ruined as a journalist haha, He needs to apply for a job he is qualified to do, like maybe shovel bull shit from a dairy farm. he’s been wallowing in crap so long, that he would feel right at home.

  58. cathy

    November 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    He’s cryin’ wolf! This won’t hurt him. It’s a set up for a whole new law suit.
    Lost wages and of course the ever present loss of snowflake self esteem.
    Not to mention a book deal!
    Just more to insert for the dumbocrats twister to keep it churning w/its mass of crap!

  59. Polly

    November 16, 2018 at 12:25 am

    He did it all by himself.He is in idiot who thinks he is important

  60. Art LaPella

    November 16, 2018 at 3:28 am

    “Our news organizations support the fundamental constitutional right to question … any President …” I wish all those newspapers would show me which Constitution says that. Does it say I can walk in your house and talk to you when you don’t want me?

  61. Robert Reilly

    November 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Acosta is a clown and brought all this down on himself as well as cnn. Suppose the White House Press Secretary just gave her information out and did not call on any journalist for questions. Would that be an infringement on a journalist constitutional right? cnn is THE FAKE NEWS channel and acosta helped earning that title. The White House is the Home of the President and no one has any right to be allowed entry unless authorized by the occupant, in this case President Trump!

  62. geo

    November 20, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Acosta,
    Is a PUSSY!

  63. Meyndert

    November 28, 2018 at 9:02 am

    “I have always endeavored to conduct myself as a diligent but respectful reporter who asks probing but fair questions,” Acosta wrote. Ha ha ha. Get someone else to write about you. You make comments and then argue about them, you have no idea what a question is.

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