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Jim Acosta and CNN's Legal Battle With Trump Is Part of an Existential Fight About the First Amendment

Jim Acosta and CNN's Legal Battle With Trump Is Part of an Existential Fight About the First Amendment

Jessica Levinson

Last week was deeply satisfying for defenders of a free press and an independent judiciary. A federal judge ordered that the White House temporarily re-issue CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass for 14 days. The White House had stripped Acosta of his access after a particularly tense exchange with President Donald Trump on Nov. 7. The federal judge who handed down the ruling in favor of Acosta was Judge Timothy J.

Good news is that there are a lot of people, including the internet’s original creator, that are working on alternatives to the internet. With luck, the internet will be an outdated relic soon enough.

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If the Lame Stream Media were truly concerned about the 1st amendment they would be keeping Showden and Assange on the front page until both were given complete pardons.

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This is the most real comment here. Acosta works for oligarchs and the game show news, while Assange and Snowden work to expose the truth to citizens.

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Well follow this logic.

Corporations are people.
People have First Amendment and Freedom of Speech Rights.
Trump is acting in violation of CNNs first amendment rights.

Ok it gets tricky.

People are not People.
Non people do not have first amendment rights.

Conclusion. Julian Assange is not entitled to First Amendment rights but CNN is.

This follows the same logic as that embodied in the US Declaration of Independence declaring all men are created equal even as Slaves owned because there are no blacks that are men.

So quite obvious that in human terms our world makes no sense.