You want due process? I got some due process for you!
The You Tube-accredited lawyers here at Blaska Policy Werkes (and Tanning Salon) despair of new “rights” created out of various penumbras.
A judge this morning ordered the President to restore the White House “hard pass” press credential of CNN bad boy Jim Acosta. On what grounds? According to Breitbart:
CNN Justice Department correspondent Jessica Schneider reports the judge said the White House did not provide Acosta “due process” in revoking the pass.
The CNN lawsuit called the revocation “an unabashed attempt to censor the press and exclude reporters from the White House who challenge and dispute the President’s point of view.”
Justice Department lawyer James Burnham argued that Acosta was guilty of “inappropriate grandstanding” and deserved to lose his access over “his refusal to comply with the general standards of a press conference.” Burnham said that the White House is essentially President Trump’s home and office and that he has some right to decide who can and can’t be there. “There’s no First Amendment right to access the White House grounds,” Burnham said. Further, Burnham also pointed out that CNN has dozens of other staffers with White House credentials, so excluding Acosta would not harm the network’s coverage.
What’s next? A judge will order Trump to call on Acosta at the next press conference? The judiciary will order the chief executive to answer his questions? In full and in complete sentences?
CNN had something like 50 accreditations to the White House. Further, Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights have not been denied. He remained free to spout whatever nonsense he wanted. If Jim Acosta has a constitutional or property right to a hard pass to the White House, so does our team of crack reporters and opinion bullshitters here at Blaska Policy Werkes. We want in!
Quit wasting Aaron Rodgers
Is Mike McCarthy about to be fired? Fourth and 2 on your own 33 yard line? Normally, you punt. But with under 4 ½ minutes in the game and down 3 points, you gotta go for it. And for Gawd’s sakes, run Aaron Jones!