White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

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NEW YORK — CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing.

There was no immediate explanation from the White House.

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, known as a gaggle.

The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled. The White House Correspondents Association is protesting.

The conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

Hours earlier, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, President Trump mocked and disparaged the news media. He said that much of the press represents “the enemy of the people.”

“They are the enemy of the people because they have no sources,” Trump said. “They just make them up when there are none.”

He also said reporters “shouldn’t be allowed” to use unnamed sources.


  • Daniel W.

    Whats the problem? If you lie, you dont get in. Its that simple. Seeing how these are the media outlets that supported rioting, property damage, death of police officers, and white genocide, they dont deserve to get any information. Watch on youtube where many of their anchors refused to denounce the violent acts of their party. Its really sad.

  • phacepalm

    The liberal media had at least 8 years to spread their lies & hate. It is the beginning of the end for all you snowflakes out there. lol

  • Daniel W.

    Trump administration has a highest trust rate compared to any media outlet. BTW, CNN has the lowest trust rate. Google it. Truths like this, liberal media will never report.

  • phacepalm

    Thank you snowflake KC, for pointing out one the biggest mental flaws the liberals & the liberal media have…. Hypocrisy. lol

  • RiCk M

    Problem is, Trump may be helping to grow the business of CNN and others in a backhanded way. Blocking them from the press briefings, will only make things worse in the long run. It’s not for Trump to shake his finger at the Press, that’s what we the general public should be doing.

  • Lynn Pilcher

    The American Press since the time of Franklyn D. Roosevelt (FDR) have been misguiding the American people. During the time of FDR the Press did not allow any pictures of the FDR in a wheelchair, Americans did not know that FDR, was a victim of Polo.
    Up until the the early 1960s news was dominated by the Printed News( some cities published 2-3 editions daily) and since information did not travel quickly what a politicians would say in one city would not be know for maybe a day or two in other cities, so the story could be slanted to one side or the other.
    The biggest difference between then and now, is Mass Media have become multi-billion dollar organizations, that very much wants to shape how America thinks.
    Hillary Clinton’s lost to Donald Trump was a huge lost to that control on their American Agenda

  • phacepalm

    FDR did not want pictures of him in a wheelchair because he didn’t want to appear as “a weak man” to the american public. Although as the years went by during his 4 terms, most american’s did know about it.

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