Revamping the White House Press Corps

I recently read on Fox News that CNN is suing the White House:

CNN files lawsuit against Trump Administration to restore Jim Acosta’s White House credential

According to the terms of agreement which Acosta and CNN signed, access to the White House Press Corps is given SUBJECT TO GOOD BEHAVIOR.

Jim Acosta refuses to relinquish the microphone after his turn is over, even asking several additional questions beyond what he’s allotted, and even after being told to sit down and shut up by the President of the United States himself.

There’s actually quite a few more restrictions specified therein than that, but suffice it to say that Acosta clearly violated a number of them, on recorded video, and in front of the entire nation.

 
CNN certainly has grounds to sue, as it’s missing out on news coverage of White House press meetings, thereby incurring a financial loss. Financial injury/damage/loss are always grounds to file a lawsuit.
 
Proving whether or not those losses are fundamentally the result of the White House’s response or Acosta’s violation of the terms of agreement will be a matter for the courts to decide.
 
Here’s a FAR EASIER solution than going to court:
 
Formally and publicly ask CNN to replace Acosta with another qualified reporter, and when that reporter comes on board, read them the riot act i.e.

Jim Acosta
Jim Acosta refuses to relinquish the microphone after his turn is over, even asking several additional questions beyond what he’s allotted, and even after being told to sit down and shut up by the President of the United States himself.

the entire content of the agreement in the presence of three White House attorneys-witnesses while recording it on video. Of course, the WH will have to record and witness all future new WH Press Corps reporters, although after the next three or four, they can lower the burden to just one attorney-witness and a video recording as the agreement is read aloud (play a recording?) to the next candidate reporter.

By offering Acosta’s seat up to any other reporter, it’s no longer about CNN.  It’s just about Acosta.
 
Not only does this pull the rug out from beneath CNN’s lawsuit, making it solely about Acosta, and not CNN, but it also protects against any future

Jim Acosta
Jim Acosta refuses to relinquish the microphone after his turn is over, even asking several additional questions beyond what he’s allotted, and even after being told to sit down and shut up by the President of the United States himself.

lawsuits by creating both crystal clear and court-admissible instructions on what members of the White House Press Corps can and cannot do. The instructions cannot limit the questions that are asked. They absolutely can require reporters to both cease and desist all further questioning and sit down when the President turns to another reporter.

 
While you’re at it, I noticed several reporters shouting out their questions before being called up by the President.  I know that’s a tradition.  It makes the event feel more alive, electrifies the air.  Sometimes, however, perhaps often, the White House should employ random selection.  There should be a clause in the text of the agreement that clearly prohibits shouting out, “Mr. President!”  Instead, on those more solemn days, hand reporters a random number as they walk through the door. Take their questions in order. If CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, or others don’t get to ask a question for six weeks until their luck turns, so be it. That might even be a good thing for the quality of the questions being asked of our President. Currently, that quality, particularly from jerks like Acosta, is rather abysmal.

Why Democrats Oppose the Will of the People

When it comes to the will of the people, the first 60 seconds says it all:  “The majority of Americans are for tighter border control, are against allowing more LEGAL immigrants, oppose allowing ANY illegal aliens, and support defunding of sanctuary cities.” – Ingraham:  DACA detour jeopardizes GOP’s new midterm momentum

That pretty much says it all, so why are Democrats so pushy counter to the will of We the People, even to the point of resorting to deceit and outright lies? Time after time after time again, liberals are caught spinning the truth, bending the truth, and even breaking the truth, putting forth outright lies, misstatements of fact, and glaring omission of relevant facts.

Their actions, funneled largely through mainstream (liberal) media, violate every tenet of Journalistic Ethics, so why do they keep doing it?
 
It’s certainly not to “educate the people,” as lying never educated anyone. It’s certainly not the money angle, as Americans largely ditched MSNBC after Bryan William’s outright lie was highlighted after years of his nightly sessions of stretching the truth. Americans have largely ditched CNN for the same reason, flocking to Fox News simply because Fox provides countering points of view, in addition to digging up actual facts from known reliable and credible sources.
 
The only logical conclusion we have left is that journalists are either incompetent, or they’re simply pawns for the much larger mind control effort perpetrated on the American people by old money in order to do their bidding. If the latter, that would indeed make the liberals and those who vote for them the “useful idiots” spoken of throughout history.

CNN LIES AGAIN! Falsifies Hurricane Irma “Records”

I am SERIOUSLY doubting CNN’s “Worst Hurricane Ever” sales pitch. Sounds to me like they’re either trying to win the Most Over-Sensationalized Reporting of the Year Award or simply trying to keep what few viewers are left.
 
But let’s look at some of these so-called “statistics:”
 
1. Strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea…
 
Irma had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph and a barometric pressure of 914 hPa (lower is stronger). While strong indeed, hurricanes CNN Irma LiesWilma, Gilbert, “Labor Day”, and Allen beat Irma, both in terms of sustained wind speeds and lower (stronger) pressure. Allen (August 5-9, 1980) was the strongest with 195 mph winds and a pressure of just 899 hPa.
 
As for strongest ever, that record belongs to 2015’s Patricia, at 200 mph winds and 880 hPa.
 
2. Longest Category 5 hurricane since satellite storm-tracking began…
 
Perhaps, but “Cuba” (November 5-8, 1932) beat Irma’s 75 hours, coming in at 78 hours as a Category 5 storm.
 
3. No storm on record has maintained winds 185 mph or above for as long as Irma’s 37 hours.
 
Perhaps true, but this is a REALLY obscure fact, and would require pouring over tons of raw and minute data not generally reported to the public.
 
4. It prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas, and potentially the largest in the US.
 
Ok, first of all, the Bahamas has never had so many inhabitants as it does today, nor so many with the means to leave, so, DUH.CNN Irma Lies
 
Second, while 6.3 million people were ordered to evacuate, “The low estimates for the actual number of evacuees is 700,000 people” (Source: Boston Globe)
 
So, call it 1 million people who ACTUALLY evacuated.
 
Well, gee, you can order 30 million people to evacuated, but that’s not a “record.” Records are set by how many people actually evacuated, and that number looks to be roughly 1 million.
 
So, NO RECORD THERE…
 
5. 1.3 million people without power…
 
On July 13-14, 1977, 9 million people experienced a power outage in New York City. Hell, hurricane Sandy knocked power out to roughly 8 million people.
 
UPDATE (20170911-1630 hrs EDT):  The news is now saying “millions without powers” and refuses to specify numbers.  Technically, “million” is anything over 1 million.  However, I see they now added, “nearly 6 million people are without power.”  Ok, that’s substantial, and commensurate with the fact Iram stretched beyond both Florida’s east and west coasts while raking it south to north.  However, New York still has ’em beat.
Again: NO RECORD.
 
6. 15 feet of maximum storm surge…
 
“Katrina’s powerful right-front quadrant passed over the west and central Mississippi coast, causing a powerful 27-foot (8.2 m) storm surge…”
UPDATE (20170911-1630 hrs EDT):  News agencies are now saything that while a storm surge of 10 to 15 feet was projected, that the storm surge was “nowhere near that bad.”  So, what was it?  Seven feet?  Eight?
 
Again: NO RECORD.
 
7. 185 mph top strength…
 
NOPE! Tied with Wilma, Gilbert, and “Labor Day”, but beat by Allen.
 
Again: NO RECORD.
 
8. “95% of all buildings that Irma damaged when it hit Barbuda…”
 
Sorry, CNN, but damage to small islands enroute to the U.S. does not count. I really don’t care how many huts were blown down.
 
As for damage to Florida’s buildings, it looks like nearly all the buildings designed to withstand hurricane-force winds…
 
…actually withstood hurricane force winds.
 
Again: NO RECORD.
 
Was Irma big? Yes. Was it fast? Yes. Did it cause significant storm surge? Yes.
 
But it wasn’t the biggests, fastest, floodiest hurricane on record, nor will it be the most expense. Nothing will top Katrina’s $108 billion price tag, although Sandy and Harvey came within $40 billion of doing so.
 
CNN, you’re caught LYING YOUR ASS OFF yet again!
Meanwhile, ABC’s news report, Hurricane Irma, By the numbers, is a far more appropriate piece of journalistic integrity.