And yet Trump has praised another in a tweet for standing up to Obama in a similar way. Considering Trump was being called out on spouting bullshit again and has constantly attacked any media that isn't pro him, I would suggest it is an attack on free speech. It has been sufficient for the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission to remind Trump of the rules so they clearly are thinking along those lines.It doesn't look it now - much to the consternation of traditional conservatives. They are debt fuelled and reliant on the coming recession not hitting them so hard.
The thing with Acosta is there were plenty of other pushy journos at that presser asking awkward questions of the Donald, but they didn't step over the line and act like a dick. He's made himself into this bizarre martyr with Trump with his seeming constant desire to be put down in public - I suppose it shows how far CNN has fallen that they think its acceptable. Leave it Fox News (or Breitbart) right? My gut feel is this one of those football bookings for persistent offending, rather than an attempt to remove free speech.
And Acosta can still report, but the privilege of being the White House has been removed.