CNN VS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: CNN filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday demanding that the White House restore the press credential of reporter Jim Acosta after it was suspended last week -- but press secretary Sarah Sanders called the move "more grandstanding from CNN" ... The White House yanked Acosta's pass after he got into a contentious debate with President Trump and refused to give up a microphone as the entire press pool looked on. It was just the latest case of Trump clashing with Acosta, the White House correspondent for the network Trump regularly derides as a purveyor of "fake news."
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward is not a fan of the lawsuit. On Tuesday, he criticized CNN for taking legal action against Trump and charged that too many media figures "have become emotionally unhinged."
"The remedy [isn’t suing the administration]," Woodward said at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla. "It’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.” - Reported by Brian Flood (@briansflood on Twitter), and Gregg Re (@gregg_re on Twitter)