The president of the United States suspended the media credentials of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who in a heated exchange at a White House news conference Wednesday did what journalists do: He questioned an authority figure about public statements about policy issues. A free and independent press is essential to democracy. We view this action by the White House as a violation of the free press clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We condemn this restriction on a journalist questioning those in power.
American University School of Communication Journalism Faculty
Nov. 8, 2018