Friday, February 24, 2017

The War Between The Main Stream Press And The White House Has Just Gone Nuclear



New York Times: White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing

WASHINGTON — Journalists from The New York Times and several other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.

Reporters from The Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing. Aides to Mr. Spicer only allowed in reporters from a handpicked group of news organizations that, the White House said, had been previously confirmed.

Those organizations included Breitbart News, the One America News Network and The Washington Times, all with conservative leanings. Journalists from ABC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Fox News also attended.

Reporters from Time magazine and The Associated Press, who were set to be allowed in, chose not to attend the briefing in protest of the White House’s actions.

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Update #1: White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing hours after Trump slams media (Washington Post)
Update #2: White House Denies Briefing Access to New York Times, Politico, CNN (Bloomberg)
Update #3: White House Bars CNN, NYT, Others From Media Briefing (Zero Hedge)

WNU Editor: The outlets that have been barred are CNN, The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News. In solidarity Time Magazine and AP chose to boycott today's press briefing/gaggle. What's my take .... it was wrong when President Obama decided to avoid FOX News and conservative outlets when he was President, it is also wrong for President Trump's White House to bar news agencies from a White House press briefing. As to what is going to happen next .... the main stream media's coverage has become so partisan that I do not see how it can get worse .... and in the end it will be the news media and the public that depends on the news that will suffer. Bottom line .... trust of the main stream media is now at an all-time low .... and it is going to get even more lower as this White House-media conflict intensifies.

12 comments:

Chase jones said...

Fake ass new getting put in there place. i love it soon cnn will be ran out of USA completely thank god. These are the best times in history. I love to see the enemy shake with fear.

"Sebastian" said...

USA, a nation grabbing the wrong pussy since 1776, cant wait for this broken "nation" to roll over and die.:)

Chase jones said...

Gonna be waiting awhile i know it sucks to be a loser but you might achieve something someday if you work hard. USA USA USA

Whodat said...

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose, may an elephant caress you with his toes...

Jay Farquharson said...

Didn't work for Nixon, won't work for Trump.

Aizino Smith said...

It will work for Trump.

The press's poll numbers are in the shitter.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx

Jay Farquharson said...

Nixon started cutting out press access, instead of committing stenography, they switched to committing investigative journalism.

Reagan brought access back, to the point that the MSM did their utter best to preserve and deny Iran Contra to preserve access as best they could, going so far as to try to "kill" Gary Webb and Gary Porter.

Journalists have pages to fill. If they can't fill them with a variety of "access journalism", then they actually get up off their asses and do "investigative" journalism.

Faux News poll has Trump trusted more than the Press, 48:42

Quinnipack has the Press over Trump 58:37

Emmerson has Trump over the Press 49:48

Briebart has Trump over the Press 989%:0





Stephen Davenport said...

It was not a formal press briefing but a gaggle (off camera). CNN was also in an earlier gaggle, that conveniently left out. CNN and others are spoiled and believe they are entitled to do anything want and be anywhere they want, they are wrong.

Kisers88 said...

CNN and MS MBC are two biased peas in a pod that spend alot of effort and cable viewing time painting a negative bleak view of our government and it's nation. It bother me a bit if both those news fabricating agencies closed their doors for good..

fred lapides said...

Rather odd comments here. NY Times and CNN widely respected world wide, as witness the awards they garner yearly. The pick and choose if they say nice things approach is a blow to a free press. Recall: CNN was good enough for Trump to appear for a campaign debate. To believe that that Trump is winning on this and other issues is to ignore his sinking poll numbers. And notice that as days show little of what he has promised, many pro Trumpians are getting angry, ie, health care. Personally I am waiting for the pussies that are now the GOP elected to begin to man up rather than taking the "I was taking orders from above" stance now taken to get what conservatives have wanted in the past. It is a risky game they play, and Trump will help them to see what it will cost them.

Aizino Smith said...

If you go to the Gallup poll you see they have a run chart that shows a clear trend.

It is down.

NYT and CNN are not well respected. If they were the NYT would not be in financial distress.

Jay Farquharson said...

https://www.google.ca/amp/amp.timeinc.net/fortune/2017/02/02/nyt-earnings/%3Fsource%3Ddam