White House Concedes Acosta Lawsuit, Will Permit Him to Keep Pass;
But Establishes Rules Whose Violation Will Result in Reporters Being Stripped of Their Passes in the Future
Last week, Byron York wrote that the media's stance would result in written rules for "journalist" behavior:
And here you go. (LOL at "authoritiarianism.")
The Hawaiian judge ruled that there was a due process violation because, I guess, there were no formally announced rules for "journalist" behavior.
Well, now there are, and I imagine this list of rules will grow to include each new bout of misbehavior from "journalists," especially the queeney Drama Volcano Jim Acosta.
And then, when passes are stripped, the White House can point to previously-announced rules and defend their decision as being in comportment with due process.
One thing about these rules: They do not state that a reporter cannot put his hands upon an intern who is trying to retrieve the microphone. The Department of Justice cucked out about pointing out that Jim Acosta put his hand on the intern's arm to push it away. By not including this as a rule, the White House continues the cuck-out, and implicitly concedes Jim Accoster's claim that he did not do what it is self-evident from the videotape that he did in fact do.
I guess a lot of DOJ types don't want to deal in actual facts. They just want to protect #TheResistance.