Bob Woodward criticizes CNN’s Acosta lawsuit, says media’s ’emotionally unhinged’ about Trump


Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate journalist whose recent book, “Fear,” described chaotic infighting at the White House, on Tuesday criticized CNN for filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration and charged that too many media figures “have become emotionally unhinged.”

Speaking at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Florida, Woodward said “the remedy . … It’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.” NBC reporter Dylan Byers first flagged Woodward’s comments.

CNN filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday demanding that the White House restore the press credential of star reporter Jim Acosta. The administration suspended Acosta’s “hard pass,” which provided expedited access to the White House grounds, after he broke protocol by refusing to surrender his microphone during a press conference last week.

Acosta continued to pepper Trump with a barrage of declarative statements and questions — at times talking over Trump — until the president stepped away from the podium, even though reporters are typically afforded just one follow-up.

“In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump,” Woodward said. “Too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this.”- READ MORE

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