Sigh: Team Trump just had to hit back too hard at CNN’s Jim Acosta. As we noted Thursday, Acosta was way out of line at President Trump’s post-election press conference: Rather than ask questions, he started speechifying and insisting on a one-on-one debate with the prez. Then he refused to yield his mic, long after he’d used his fair share of time. As Michael Goodwin notes, he broke — smashed — the first rule of journalism: Don’t become the story. But then the White House announced it had suspended Acosta’s press pass “until further notice.” More, he’s been denied access to the White House grounds. All that does is make Acosta a martyr, suffering a penalty no one recalls seeing before. In a bid to justify the move, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made it even worse: She said he manhandled the intern who tried to take the mic away, and tweeted out a video that seemed to show just that. But the video she shared turned out to be slowed down, zoomed in and misleading. In reality, any contact was glancing, and the charge is just ridiculous. Acosta may be a grandstander, but the White House overreaction puts him in the right.