In a post on his Facebook page Thursday, host of Fox News “Life, Liberty & Levin” and nationally syndicated radio talk show host of “The Mark Levin Show” Mark Levin called out the media, suggesting that if they have integrity left “they will condemn Acosta.”
“If the media have an ounce of integrity left they will condemn Acosta rather than circling their wagons around him,” wrote Mark Levin on his Facebook page.
Levin’s remarks came after the White House suspended “the Hard Pass” of CNN’s Jim Acosta. According to CNSNews.com, “The announcement came after a contentious exchange earlier in the day during a press conference where Acosta repeatedly interrupted and badgered President Donald Trump and refused to give up the microphone when a female White House aide tried to obtain it to pass it on to another reporter.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, as noted by CNSNews.com, said the following about the incident:
“[The White House will] never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young women just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”
In an earlier Facebook post, Levin took issue with Acosta’s hijacking and “sabotage” of the White House press conference.
“CNN’s Jim Acosta is not free to hijack and sabotage a presidential press conference,” stated Levin above a piece from The Right Scoop on the Acosta ban. “He’s manufacturing news with his exploits. The public learns nothing. I cannot think of another time a reporter conducted himself in such disrespectful way. And unsurprisingly, other reporters joined in.”