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Sean Hannity gives ethics lecture to ‘hack’ CNN reporter Jim Acosta: ‘You do a disservice to real journalists’

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Earlier this week, Fox News host Sean Hannity was censured by his own network for appearing on stage at a campaign rally with President Trump after saying he would not do such a thing just a few hours before.

Reporters at Fox News were reportedly furious about the breach of ethics, which follows incidents where Hannity gave sympathetic interviews to guests without disclosing business ties.

On Thursday, Hannity gave a lecture to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who was banned from the White House after asking a question President Donald Trump didn’t like at a press conference and refusing to hand over the microphone while asking follow-ups.

Acosta was later the victim of a smear campaign by the White House after it circulated doctored video that made it appear like he had struck an intern who tried to take the microphone away as he was talking.

Hannity gave Acosta a lecture on journalism ethics on his Thursday show, deriding the reporter as a “hack” and saying he had “Trump derangement syndrome.”

“Without a doubt, Acosta deserves to be banned from the White House,” he said. “He’s earned it. He’s unprofessional, it’s outrageous, it’s insulting—he wants to argue with the president… even though claiming to be an unbiased journalist he always seemed to make the story about himself. Rarely asking questions, treating his press briefings as debates.”

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Hannity said Acosta “constantly accused” Trump of lying and being racist, sexist and the like.

“Acosta is a self-serving liberal hack with zero journalistic integrity,” Hannity said. “He’s supposed to be a journalist? That’s a charade. You do a disservice to real journalists in the press corps.”

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Ecuador denies Galapagos Islands will host US military base

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Ecuador President Lenin Moreno insisted Tuesday the United States would not be installing a military base on the Galapagos Islands, a day after the government revealed that American aircraft would be able to use an airstrip there.

"There are not, nor will there be, foreign military bases in the country," Moreno wrote on Twitter, expressing his commitment to preserving the Galapagos Islands.

Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin caused a stir on Monday when he revealed that an air surveillance agreement signed with Washington would allow US planes to refuel or temporarily be stationed at the San Cristobal airport.

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Trump once again suggests the Central Park Five are guilty: ‘You have people on both sides of that’

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During a brief Q&A with the press on Tuesday, President Donald Trump once again appeared to suggest that he still believes the Central Park Five are guilty.

"You have people on both sides of that," he told reporters. "They admitted their guilt."

Trump has repeatedly tried to worm his way out of condemning racism with this sort of language — most infamously when he said there were "very fine people on both sides" of a neo-Nazi demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Nancy Pelosi rips ‘cruel’ Trump for his ‘discriminatory policies’ that have done nothing to help

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told President Donald Trump that he should probably meet with Congress before unleashing a hellish mass arrest across the United States.

The president announced Tuesday that ICE intends to issue a nationwide arrest warrant to all undocumented immigrants, who will be rounded up for speedy trials so they can be deported.

"Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in," Trump tweeted late Monday. "Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!"

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