WHAT THE? CNN’s Acosta Wins the Big Award

CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta has just received a “prestigious award” from his peers.

Daily Wire reported that On Friday, The New York Press Club announced the recipient of their “Truth to Power” award: CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. The award honors “an individual whose body of work challenges the power establishment and/or defends journalists,” as The Wrap reported.

From The Hill 

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta will be honored with the “Truth to Power” award from the New York Press Club, the organization announced Friday.

Acosta, who has worked at CNN since 2007, is arguably best known for his press conference clashes with President Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

In November, Acosta had his White House press credentials pulled after a contentious exchange with Trump during a news conference in which he held on to a microphone. A federal judge later ordered the administration to reinstate his press credentials.

The ruling was limited to Acosta’s Fifth Amendment rights to due process, saying they were violated. The judge did not issue a ruling on whether the correspondent’s First Amendment rights were violated.

“We are proud to honor a man such as Jim Acosta, who has proven himself throughout his storied, decades-long career to be a journalist of the utmost integrity,” said New York Press Club president Jane Tillman Irving. “For his unwavering commitment to fact and journalism, we are pleased to add to Jim’s many accolades with the Gabe Pressman ‘Truth to Power’ award.”

Washington Post editor-in-chief Martin Baron won the “Truth to Power” award in 2018.

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