Tuesday, November 20, 2018

LOL, The Press Wanted to Keep Jim Acosta as Part of the White House Press Pool: Now They Have Decorum Rules

In response to the insane court ruling that restored CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass on the basis that the White House did not have stated rules of decorum, the White House has now issued the below rules of decorum for the press:

A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists;
At the discretion of the President or other White House officials taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor;
“Yielding the floor” includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner;
Failure to abide by any of the rules (1-3) may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist’s hard pass.
Needless to say, the press is not reacting well.

The Inquisitr notes:
 Several journalists noted that the rules above make it easy for the White House to enforce them however they please, making it difficult for journalists to actually do their jobs.
Of course, this is an internal battle of the state v. some of its operatives. The White House is not private property, so a libertarian has nothing to say---other than that the government and its operatives should leave the property post-haste.

Public property should be considered the wild west. There is nothing for a libertarian to do at the present time but grab some more popcorn and watch the black hats shoot it out.


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