On Friday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly restored the press credentials of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, saying the administration had violated Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.
Overall, there was widespread praise for Judge Kelly’s ruling in the media world, including on Fox News, which had filed an amicus brief in support of CNN and Acosta.
But Fox Business host Lou Dobbs was outraged by the decision, posting this on Twitter:
Outrageously puerile reasoning and ruling: Our district courts are filled with farcical excuses for judges: Judge orders White House to return press pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta https://t.co/qt2cze4t3P #FoxNews #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 16, 2018
Here’s the thing: Judge Kelly was appointed to the bench by none other than Donald Trump himself and confirmed by a GOP-controlled Senate. So if Dobbs wants to be outraged, why didn’t he direct any of his ire at the president he so fervently worships?
It didn’t take long for social media to light up Dobbs for his idiocy:
I say FIRE the guy who appointed that judge! FIRE him now!
— Groucho’s Ghost (@GrouchoG) November 16, 2018
The judge in this case was appointed by Trump. So…
A) POTUS was wrong in having Acosta’s credentials pulled.
B) We need a new POTUS that is better qualified to choose federal judges since Trump isn’t.
Which is it, Lou?
— Reasonably Appalled Citizen (@MichaelLSutter1) November 16, 2018
Snowflakes. Every time the right loses a court case, they cry foul and accuse the judge of liberal bias. Considering you lose these cases so often, even when the judge is appointed by a conservative, it seems more likely the problem is with your unconstitutional actions.
— Eternal Instigator (@shimmyshakemn) November 16, 2018
— Gregg Inkpen (@GreggInkpen) November 16, 2018
Trump nominated him and the Senate confirmed him. BOO hoo, Lou.
— Quincunx Solo 🌊 (@quincunx_solo) November 16, 2018
So, Lou, the first amendment that permits you to say this type of thing should NOT apply to people you dislike?
— Rich Hammond (@hammondrich) November 16, 2018
“Our district courts are filled with farcical excuses for judges…”
Does this apply to all of Trump’s other judicial appointees, or just Judge Kelly?
— Jim Berg (@jberg59) November 16, 2018
Next week, perhaps we can get Lou to weigh in on his real area of expertise: Being a sycophantic cheerleader for every right-wing wannabe dictator on the globe.
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