CNN, NY Times and others media were banned by White House from briefing


TanjungBonang.com - The White House on Friday (24/2) banned CNN, The New York Times and others media from attending a briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Sean Spicer has been holding news conferences almost daily. But on Friday, only selected outlets were allowed to ask questions without cameras away from the usual briefing room.

CNN highly protested, calling it, "an unacceptable development", adding, "This is how they retaliate when you report facts that they don't like".

The executive editor of The NY Times said nothing like this has ever happened before at the White House in the paper's long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties.
CNN reported on Thursday that the White House asked the FBI to deny accusations that President Donald Trump's aides tried to contact Russia during the presidential campaign.

Sean Spicer countered that the reports were inaccurate. However, Trump has been increasingly critical of the media and has described fake reporting as the enemy of the people. <dz>
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