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On Acosta, I can't defend his behavior. He uses his position in the briefing room to espouse pesonal points of view. "It's not an invasion" he said re the caravan. His job is to ask challenging Qs, not argue for his POV. He goes too far and hurts the rest of the press corps.
I personally wouldn't have pulled his hard pass. I'd have made light of it, wishing him good luck getting his op-eds published. Or hoping he finally gets to host a nighttime cable TV show. The hostility between the press and the Trump WH is unhealthy and Acosta is the example.
Tension in the briefing room is natural and inevitable, but Acosta has pushed the envelope beyond what any reporter I've ever known has done. I think CNN's suit is a bad move that will backfire. Acosta Hill is the wrong one to die on.
If I were in charge of CNN, I'd tell Acosta to stop taking stands and to simply ask questions. If i were in charge at the WH, I'd let some time pass and let Acosta back in, so long as he agrees to stop his editorial act.
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