Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism | NY Post

Jim Acosta

There was a time not long ago when young journalists were taught not to become the story. Apparently, many news organizations have flipped that lesson on its head.

Source: Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism | Michael Goodwin | NY Post

As some or many of The Anglophilic Anglican’s readers may know, CNN’s Jim Acosta (pictured above) has been stripped of his White House press credentials for what this opinion piece by Michael Goodwin accurately (in my view) defines as boorish, disgraceful, and narcissistic behavior during a press conference on Wednesday.

[CNS News points out that

“The announcement came after a contentious exchange earlier in the day during a press conference where Acosta repeatedly interrupted and badgered President Donald Trump and refused to give up the microphone when a female White House aide tried to obtain it to pass it on to another reporter.

In her statement, Sanders stated the White House will ‘never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young women just trying to do her job as a White House intern.’ Sanders called Acosta’s behavior ‘absolutely unacceptable’ and disrespectful to other reporters he refused to allow to ask their questions.”]

Goodwin notes,

“There was a time not long ago when young journalists were taught not to become the story. Apparently, many news organizations have flipped that lesson on its head…
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