We’re not discussing the effects or Acosta.
The white house has revoked press credentials for dozens of journalists. He kicked a Univision reporter out of press conference mid question. He threatens journalists that criticize him with retribution, and silences media sources critical of him by taking access away. He’s removed a lot of data from govt climate science websites (agree or not with science not the issue).
Acosta’s credibility as a journalist or the effects of Trump’s attacks on the press are not the issue here. Freedom of Speech means freedom of speech for everyone.
A basic yes or no question: Do you think it’s acceptable for Trump to revoke press credentials, threaten reporters, censor media sites or remove data at his own discretion?
You can’t answer yes to that and say you’re a believer in free speech at the same time. It’s free for everyone, or it’s not. Which is it?