November 14, 2018

Tale of two reporters disciplined for doing their jobs: Acosta deserved it, Warren did not

David MenziesMission Specialist

CNN’s Jim Acosta became something of a household word the other day after his belligerent, rude and selfish behaviour at a White House press briefing post mid-term elections, hit the news.

Acosta, one of many mainstream media scribes still seething after the much-hoped for Big Blue Wave never materialized, apparently assumes he’s the authoritative news voice when it comes to the migrant caravan, thought I didn’t see him on the ground in southern Mexico when I was there getting the real story.

Regardless, as we saw in footage of his exchange with President Trump, the press gallery was full of reporters who wanted their turn, and the way he treated the White House staffer who tried to pry the mic from his grubby hands was audacious.

In the aftermath, Acosta justifiably had his White House press credentials suspended. Naturally, the mainstream media are freaking out about this alleged attack on democracy and free speech, and CNN is now suing the President and his top aides.

Days later, another reporter found himself in hot water — this time on our side of the border.

But in this case, veteran Ottawa Sun sports reporter, Ken Warren, who was just doing his job covering an embarrassing story about the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, was banned from the team’s charter flights!

It was such a petty and blatant example of shooting the messenger. Maybe CNN should reassign Acosta to cover the Ottawa Senators hockey team, because he’d fit in perfectly chronicling the NHL’s most dysfunctional franchise.

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commented 2018-11-15 03:38:44 -0500
Great Meme on this-“Now he has to report from Acosta street!”
commented 2018-11-15 00:43:26 -0500
‘Was offline for two days with only’ MSM to watch. Nary a friendly report on The Donald; in fact they were downright Viscous’. I now see why “The Uninformed” Television Viewers are so anti-Trump.
commented 2018-11-15 00:07:13 -0500
The left have gone over the edge. They’re like a running pack of rabid dogs.
commented 2018-11-14 23:24:07 -0500
Acosta’s not only belligerent, he’s harassing President Trump and anyone he can in the White House.
commented 2018-11-14 21:40:07 -0500
As a serious news source CNN has about as much credibility as The Onion & almost as many viewers as The Food Network. Jim Acosta isn’t a journalist, he’s a political activist pretending to be a journalist. He should have been kicked out long ago. As far as Ken Warren is concerned, I haven’t really followed the story but it sounds like he was fired for doing his job. If that’s the case, I wonder how long the Ottawa Sun will be worth anyone’s time reading.
commented 2018-11-14 18:38:18 -0500
Jim Acosta is a lunatic hater of President Trump and by extension all his supporters. His treatment of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has also been abominable .
His vitriolic rants on CNN inspire the angry mobs that chase down Republicans and Conservatives at airports and public venues .
And then he goes to court and cries violation of his rights.
Rudeness is a right? Disruption is a right? Exhibiting poor manners and being a prima Dona aren’t covered under your First Amendment Rights.
Maintain decorum is the right of the sponsor of the news event. It is also the responsibility of the Secret Service to limit access of a belligerent individual who flames the fires of discord among the Trump haters.
He should never be allowed into any of the Trump events or News Conferences.
commented 2018-11-14 16:19:55 -0500
Jim Acosta is a complete dunce. I would never call on CNN again if I was the Trump admin.
commented 2018-11-14 16:11:59 -0500
Jim Acosta is a left-wing goof and that film footage is proof of it. How disgraceful!