White House bans news outlets from media briefing

White House bans news outlets from media briefing
24 Feb
2017

CNN, NY Times and other news outlets blocked from attending White House media briefing

The White House handpicked news organizations, beyond the pool, to attend Friday's gaggle with Press Secretary Sean Spicer, which was held instead of the White House press briefing.

CNN was not permitted to attend, along with the New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed and much of the foreign press that regularly attends White House briefings.

NBC, ABC, and FOX were allowed in, along with CBS, who is Friday’s pool network. Breitbart, Washington Times, One America News Network also attended.

The Associated Press and TIME boycotted the gaggle.

There has been no explanation yet from the White House.

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