By Carl Brizzi - Today, CNN reporter, Jim Acosta temporarily received his hard pass back, after it was revoked by the White House earlier this week. A security risk is one thing, but selectively excluding journalists based on ideology is another.
This has happened once before in recent history. Back in the1960's, a reporter named Robert Sherrill, who was on the master list of Nixon's political opponents, was denied access to the White House press briefing room by the Secret Service for "security reasons." The court in Sherrill held that the government was required to give a reporter notice, and the right to rebut a written revocation of press privileges, because the denial of the pass implicates the First Amendment.
But where do we draw the line. In regards to Acosta, is he entitled to ask a question, a series of questions, a series of obnoxious questions. Is a reporter allowed to debate a president in a press conference? We live in interesting times. What are your thoughts? Go to my FaceBook page and let me know - Carl Brizzi Live Facebook
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Protesters taunted and vandalized Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson's Washington, D.C. house while his wife was at home. Apparently, the crowd shouted "Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home to protest your policies that promote hate, and we want you to know we know where you sleep at night!"
Yikes! And these folks are against hate...at least the Kavanaugh protests at the Supreme Court were symbolic. This is full on crazy. Carlson doesn't have policies. He's a pundit.
Apparently the Carlson mob needs to be reminded that it's not what you think that makes you bad, but what you do.
People are entitled to believe what they want to believe. It's conduct that matters. Terrorizing someone's wife because you disagree with what he says on a television show is bad conduct that undermines our collective community and culture.
By Carl Brizzi - A month ago President Trump slammed AG Jeff Sessions by saying "I don't have an attorney General.' Today, Sessions resigned by request of his boss. Surely Asst Deputy Rod Rosenstein will follow, but what does this mean for the Muller investigation? Your thoughts?
Apparently upset that YouTube was discriminating against her for removing offensive videos (described below)... the shooter wounded 3 people with a semi-automatic handgun (basically, all modern handguns sans revolvers).
She's a "vegan bodybuilder and animal rights activist" promoting a "healthy and humane lifestyle." Her pages were littered with strange workout videos, vegan cooking tutorials mixed with graphic animal abuse videos.
One clip showed animals being skinned alive while another video, which has been removed from YouTube, allegedly showed a "stolen pet dog cooked alive." Probably, not the kind of girl you can bring home to your mother.
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I had dinner last night with thoughtful intelligent friends who, at least for the moment, have surrendered reason to the emotional, intellectually dishonest rhetoric from the children participating in the "March For Our Lives" event in D.C. last week.
As a father of six, I am all for youthful involvement and exuberance, but these issues are complicated. A real policy debate cannot be led by students who are being exploited by "handlers" attempting to engineer a potential civic disaster. There's no doubt that a conversation regarding the cause of these shootings needs to occur. But the conversation needs to be led by the right people. David Hogg is not the right person. He's a high school student who destroys any chance of meaningful dialogue because he doesn't have the knowledge or experience to lead this conversation. Five years ago he was twelve. Hogg is not making honest reasonable points. He is embracing half truths and political talking points.
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