Larry King: Acosta Was ‘Out of Line’ and ‘Childish’ at Press Conference, CNN Is No Longer ‘News Network’

Washington Free Beacon | 11/15/2018 | Alex Griswold
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BY: Alex Griswold

Former CNN host Larry King criticized his network of 25 years on Thursday for being "not [a] news network" and chided his former colleague Jim Acosta for his conduct at a White House press briefing.

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In an interview with Law and Crime Network, King said the question of whether the White House should have revoked Acosta's hard pass was an "interesting" one. "I’m a big supporter of free speech, but on the other hand, there are 50 press passes at CNN to the White House," he pointed out.

Ultimately though, he said he supported CNN's lawsuit: "Of course I'll stand with Acosta and CNN and Fox – even Fox is in on it."

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But when it came to the actual conduct at the press conference that sparked the whole controversy, King said Acosta "was a little out of line" in refusing to yield the microphone to a White House intern.

"I wouldn't have gone that far. [Trump] answered...
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