‘There must be collective action’

I wondered when one of the White House press corps would buy a clue:

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday questioned why he, and the rest of the press corps, bothered showing up.

“I don’t know what world we’re living in right now,” Acosta said on air after White House press secretary Sean Spicer took questions from reporters but didn’t allow video or audio coverage of the exchanges.

“I don’t know why everybody is going along with this,” he added. “It just doesn’t make any sense to me. It just feels like we’re sort of slowly but surely being dragged into a new normal in this country where the president of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions.”

[…] HuffPost asked Acosta how reporters could push back against the White House’s restrictions.

“We should walk out,” he responded.

“There must be collective action or else the stonewalling will continue,” Acosta added.

One Response to ‘There must be collective action’

  1. Imhotep June 20, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    “Our press laws are such that differences of opinion among members of the Government are no longer open to the public; they are none of the press’s business.” …Adolf Hitler.

    One can read all about Fascism and other authoritarian regimes in any good history book.

    The question becomes then, do journalists know anything about history?

    Or are they, and we, doomed to repeat it?

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