“The purpose of a presidential press conference is to allow as many reporters as possible to ask pertinent questions, and for the president to answer them. In other words, a press conference is for the American people. One of the difficulties the other members of the press and the president are having communicating with each other … is Jim Acosta. When Jim Acosta disrupts the press conference, monopolized the time, and basically gives his political opinions about a president who he constantly calls a liar, we learn nothing,” Levin said.
Levin called out the lawyers who filed the suit for omitting important facts and reminded listeners that former President Barack Obama investigated countless reporters whom he did not prefer.
“I would tell the lawyers who filed this lawsuit, you filed a very dishonest brief. Your recitation of the facts are not the facts, and we the people watched this press conference. You left out an awful lot of information that is harmful to your client, and I can tell you that when the Justice Department defends against this, they actually might put the actual transcript in the brief, to show the court how you misled,” Levin said.
“We’re talking about somebody disrupting a presidential press conference. You can’t have street protesters, dressed up as reporters, interfering with a presidential press conference. … No reporter has a constitutional right to be physically present in the press room, any more than the scores of reporters who are not so lucky as to get a hard pass, to be there in the first place,” Levin said.
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— LevinTV (@LevinTV) November 9, 2018