CNN analyst Brian Karem tried to start a fight with Sebastian Gorka at the White House’s Social Media Summit in July.
Karem called President Trump’s guests “eager for demonic possession.”
Gorka answered Karem by asking, “And you’re a journalist, right?”
Karem then challenged Gorka to a fight, saying “We can go outside.”
Following this incident, Karem’s press pass was suspended for 30 days.
The July 11th incident was reported on by the corporate media, initially leaving out the part where Karem had instigated the altercation and making it look as if Gorka was just a hot head. Many in independent media responded by sharing the full video which showed Karem had instigated the whole thing.
Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responded to Karem’s behavior by suspending his press pass, and explaining in a 13-page statement why the White House needed to respond to Karem disrupting the event.
Obama-appointed Judge Rudolph Contreras claimed the White House’s reasons for suspending Karem’s press pass were not clear enough, writing “White House events appear to vary greatly in character…Thus, without any contextual guideposts, ‘professionalism,’ standing alone, remains too murky to provide fair notice here.”
Grisham has responded to Judge Contreras with a statement disagreeing with his ruling.
“We disagree with the decision of the district court to issue an injunction that essentially gives free reign to members of the press to engage in unprofessional, disruptive conduct at the White House,” said Grisham. “Mr. Karem’s conduct, including threatening to escalate a verbal confrontation into a physical one to the point that a Secret Service agent intervened, clearly breached well-understood norms of professional conduct. The Press Secretary must have the ability to deter such unacceptable conduct.”
While corporate media outlets complained that Karem’s rights were violated, there were few similar complaints from the same outlets when President Obama’s administration named Fox News reporter James Rosen a criminal co-conspirator and was spied on by the Department of Justice.
Corporate media has also cheered on the denial of free speech by Big Tech monopoly corporations like Facebook and Twitter, which have been journalists like Laura Loomer and Alex Jones.
Reporters like NBC’s Ben Collins and Washington Post contributor Mollie Jong-Fast have mocked the unlawful abuse of power against conservatives by Big Tech monopolies.
Laura Loomer is currently suing Twitter, Facebook, Apple, and Google, and will see them at trial.
The lawsuit alleges violations of antitrust laws, the First Amendment, and the D.C. Human Rights Act via collusion to suppress conservative content.
On May 2, 2019, Facebook banned Loomer from Facebook and Instagram. At the time of the ban, Loomer had nearly 100,000 followers on Facebook, and over 120,000 on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
Corporate media has largely failed to report on Loomer’s potentially precedent-setting lawsuit.
Loomer was banned from Twitter in November after criticizing radical Muslim Democrat Ilhan Omar. Loomer had hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform.
Apple and Google have also been accused by many of conspiring to censor conservative content, notably after Infowars host Alex Jones was banned from Facebook, YouTube and Apple’s iTunes store on the same day.
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