This isn’t the first reporter to have their press pass revoked for bullshit reasons. And this particular President has been calling Acosta’s network"fake news" and a public enemy for 3 years now. A fact that many people believe contributed to the multiple bombs they recently recieved. And he’s repeatedly threatened to ban them from press briefings and events like this, because he doesn’t like their reporting.
More over they didn’t just revoke his press pass. They’re publicly accusing him of harming an intern. And if you remember the campaign, one of Trump’s campaign managers actually did this to a female reporter. She pressed charges. And Trump himself refused to acknowledge it, deal with it, and clearly didn’t consider it a bad thing despite that also being caught on video. And that was a reporter from Breitbart. He’s also repeatedly praised a congressman for physically assaulting a reporter.
And the proper response from a reporter when a subject on the order of a president evades questions. Is to agressively push for an answer. We tend to complain when they don’t. Doesn’t matter if you personally don’t find the question important. Barring the guy for simply being “kind of a dick” is bad and wrong. Which is why they attempted to come up with a better spin.