Bob Woodward says that the media’s bias against Trump and their deranged antics are to blame for Acosta’s suspension and that CNN is playing right into Trump’s hands and will give him a boost.
Acosta is well known for his self-promotion and idiotic questions, such as asking Trump if he is a white nationalist. If CNN wins the suit, which is highly unlikely, Sarah Sanders should call on him first and let him rattle off all the questions he wants. Then she should call an end to the press conference. And do the same every single day. News organizations who defend this nimrod would just be getting what they asked for and deserve.
Woodward blasted the lawsuit during a Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida, according to NBC media reporter Dylan Byers.
“In the news media, there has been an emotional reaction to [President Donald Trump] … too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this,” Woodward said. “This is a negative … Trump is sitting around saying, ‘This is great.’”
Woodward accused CNN of taking Trump’s bait, adding that the solution to Trump’s attacks on the media is more “serious reporting” as opposed to a lawsuit.
Acosta’s pass was revoked after a spat with President Trump at a post-midterms press conference, during which Acosta battled the president over whether or not the migrant caravan headed to the southern border can be classified as an “invasion.”
After asking several questions and follow-ups, Acosta refused to surrender the microphone to a White House intern and used his arm to prevent her from taking the microphone away while he debated with the president.
Trump’s lawyers only have to play a video of the worst of Acosta to win the suit. It is not a First Amendment Issue.