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Posted By: M2, 9/4/2019 8:54:13 AM

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the White House to reverse its suspension of a reporter’s press credentials. Playboy reporter Brian Karem’s White House pass was temporarily revoked after he argued with President Donald Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka at a Rose Garden event in July. Karem’s hard pass — a long-term White House press pass — was suspended for 30 days in August by press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who cited his lack of “professionalism” and “decorum.” But U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras determined the standards for press behavior had not been made clear before the event and granted a preliminary injunction restoring Karem’s pass. “Grisham failed to provide

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 9/4/2019 9:03:15 AM (No. 170969)
Just ignore the judge, what can he do?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fitzroy 9/4/2019 9:06:01 AM (No. 170970)
The First Amendment doesn't guarantee anybody a press pass. Notice that the courts are very clear about their own right to keep reporters from turning courtrooms into a circus.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FleetUSA 9/4/2019 9:11:35 AM (No. 170982)
Contreras is the FISA problem judge -- friend with the FBI.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2 9/4/2019 9:14:49 AM (No. 170992)
The only thing the Judge said was that the rules and standards for press behavior were not made clear in advance. Well, the guy may have his press pass back but if he steps out of line again, the rules are now clear -- revoke his arse.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 9/4/2019 9:14:53 AM (No. 170993)
Give him his pass, never call on him, and arrest him the moment he becomes disruptive.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: iraengneer 9/4/2019 9:17:59 AM (No. 170999)
As expected, another loathsome nitwit-in-black-robes appointed by the even more loathsome Obumble, the Manchurian Candidate. No surprise that this is a wrong decree, the fool should never have had a role higher than toilet scrubber at Burger King. But there is blame enough to go around. The creep's appointment to that high position was approved in 2012 by voice vote!! !!! Not even ONE of the overpaid Republicrat Senators had sufficient integrity to register even a mild demurrer. A plague on the lot of them. Oh, and this carbuncle also sits on the FISA Court. "Your tax dollars at work".
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cThree 9/4/2019 9:31:08 AM (No. 171024)
OMG (I know, I'm embarrassed to have typed it, but it's the correct reaction....) Tell you what, how about quick as a bunny they prepare an addendum to the "standards for press behavior" which "had not been made clear" for the poor judge. I figure in 6 point type it should run about 10 pages, single spaced. Starting with "shall not break any law," going on to "shall not hang pencils by the eraser end from their nose," "scratch their crotch and sniff their finger(s)," "twirk when called on to ask a question," "imitate loud flatulence," "pull one's skirt over one's head...." Since, per the judge's wisdom, all such things must be anticipated in writing, redress is simple. I think judges need such an itemization also, although my first entry would be, "Judges SHALL NOT ACT LIKE IDIOTS..."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Turninggrey 9/4/2019 9:35:59 AM (No. 171030)
Ah. A FISA judge that was involved with General Flynn's lynching as well as an Obama appointee. I am sure the Cuban Americans are cringing at this guy's traitorous habits.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 9/4/2019 9:36:16 AM (No. 171031)
So Judgie wudgie, do you post rules for your courtroom or do you just expect that people know not to treat you like the pizza delivery guy? Although I do stand up in the presence of the pizza guy, bad example, my bad. Give me a break, we know exactly what you are doing you partisan hack and that is in direct conflict with your job.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: athina 9/4/2019 9:37:07 AM (No. 171032)
This is ridiculous. And besides didn’t the WH make behavior rules after Acosta accosted the WH intern?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 9/4/2019 10:00:44 AM (No. 171053)
POS Obama judge....dischitt
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/4/2019 10:11:17 AM (No. 171071)
Judge has no standing in this matter. Ignore him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/4/2019 10:25:27 AM (No. 171089)
Gee whiz, Wally, it was only for 30 days, and in August! Nothing happens in DC in August. Get TF over it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: qr4j 9/4/2019 10:30:16 AM (No. 171092)
I was not aware that anyone had a RIGHT to attend a press briefing. And I was not aware that it was in the purview of a Federal judge to tell the White House who MUST be allowed to attend a press briefing. I believe the judge has overstepped his bounds. It may not be prudent politically -- or it may be prudent politically, I don't know -- to bar someone from a press briefing. But that is up to the White House. Whatever the decision is, let the chips fall where they may. And the courts need to stay out.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/4/2019 10:41:08 AM (No. 171103)
Actually yest they are, and this judge is lying through his capped teeth. The WH revised the rules after the Acosta incident, remember? So if that idiot reporter didn't read the revised rules that is on him, not the WH. The revisions were made according to a judge's ruling as I recall. So this ruling is complete and utter BS.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Readaholic 9/4/2019 10:44:59 AM (No. 171104)
Oh, right! Judge "Rudy" Contreras -- Peter Strzok's good buddy.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Gnana1 9/4/2019 10:54:10 AM (No. 171110)
I thought the WH press people wrote up standards after the awipe Acosta man handled the aid during a presser in the WH some months ago. The WH took his pass away and the courts said the WH needed to have written documents of behavior etc. So they did. Kick the bum out!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy 9/4/2019 10:57:11 AM (No. 171113)
Trump can continue to ignore him. By defending this so called journalist the so called Press Corp should be embarrassed.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: dwa 9/4/2019 11:02:26 AM (No. 171120)
Perhaps the WH should produce a child's book with pictures good character and bad characters that shows what is acceptable behavior. Apparently the media types and Judge Contreras are too stupid to understand the written word. A child's book could be just the thing (except for the judge who is just plain corrupt). The WH should also move the WH press corps to an annex, outside the WH itself and not allow them in except on special situations. They can be on the grounds, but their hard pass should not allow them in the WH. It is time they are treated like the children they are.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DCGIRL 9/4/2019 11:50:48 AM (No. 171165)
I wonder which finger the White House extended to the Judge.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: tom7 9/4/2019 1:59:03 PM (No. 171301)
This Rudy Contreras is the Obama-appointed judge who is close friends with the disgraced Peter Strzok and had to be recused from the FISA court hearing on the Trump sigint warrant, apparently because of strident animosity toward Trump. Looks like he should recuse himself from every Trump-related issue.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: anniebc 9/4/2019 3:06:35 PM (No. 171343)
Wannabe ruler judge, it's none of your business. Do some real judging for a change. This crap is getting to be tiring. These nuts will completely decimate this country if they ever get back in power. Help us, Lord.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone 9/4/2019 3:21:04 PM (No. 171355)
An Obama Judge, so what do you expect?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: edgar 9/4/2019 3:40:15 PM (No. 171362)
You should not have to define this type of behavior as being unacceptable. It is unacceptable on its face.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/4/2019 6:18:37 PM (No. 171484)
Thanks for your ILLEGAL opinion, go pound sand...he can have his credentials back when he says he's sorry and never once lies!
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