Fourth Branch

United We Stand for Journalism

One of their peers became the story – and the focus on Twitter – when the White House revoked CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass after a heated exchange with the president.

The Trump Administration’s ban of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta resulted in an uproar from the journalism community, and Twitter proves it. Last week, there were 133 mentions of CNN and 105 mentions of Jim Acosta from Washington, D.C., journalists and pundits. The group’s 10 most-popular tweets on the issue all came from reporters from other publications than CNN, including The New York Times, PBS, CBS, Washington Post and the Daily Beast.

Their tweets originally focused on the Administration’s changing story on the events that transpired during the White House’s press briefing and then shifted to celebrate U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly’s ruling, ordering the White House to temporarily restore Acosta’s press credentials.