According to the CNN public relations Twitter account, Fox News is now far from the only outlet to stand up for CNN as the 3:30 p.m. ET hearing approaches.
Statement supporting CNN and @Acosta from @ap @business @foxnews @NBCNews @firstlookmedia @gannett @NPCInstitute @nytimes @POLITICO @usatoday @washingtonpost @press_fund @EWScrippsCo Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/N2j5tEo9MJ
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 14, 2018
Minutes ago, ABC and CBS News expressed their support for CNN and Jim Acosta, filing friend-of-the-court briefings of their own.
We stand with CNN in believing that Jim Acosta should have his White House pass reinstated. We hope this is resolved swiftly.
— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR) November 14, 2018
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 14, 2018
The Trump administration decided to revoke White House press access for CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta last Thursday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed Acosta placed “his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” That statement is questionable, at best, based on video of the interaction.