Journalists from CNN, NYT and Politico were not allowed at the briefing at the White house
The press service of the White house refused to let the briefing Sean Spicer correspondents CNN, The New York Times, Politico. In solidarity, the event left journalists The Time and the Associated Press.
The White house on Friday, February 24, refused to miss out on the regular briefing, press Secretary of the President of the United States Sean Spicer of the journalists of The New York Times, Politico and CNN. About this newspaper The New York Times.
The publication explained that in the West wing of the White house, where the briefings, this time missed only journalists “selected publications”, whose presence at the event was confirmed in advance
According to the NYT reporter at the press conference was admitted conservative publications Breitbart News, The One America News Network and The Washington Times, as well as correspondents of TV channels like ABC, CBS, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
The journalists of the Time, and the Associated Press, which was willing to miss, refused to visit the press conference in solidarity with non-approved counterparts, says the NYT.
According to CNN, on Friday in the White house instead of the regular briefing was scheduled a news conference “no cameras”, the broadcast which was carried out. However, of the five main American TV networks (CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News) the White house has not only allowed journalists to CNN. While CNN quotes the words of Spicer, to explain the cause of the incident. To the question, is it true that representatives of CNN and the NYT was not allowed in the White house due to the fact that the administration is unhappy with how they cover the President, Spicer spoke about the decision to expand the pool of reporters at the expense of other publications.
As he wrote in January 2017, before the inauguration of Donald trump, the publication of “Voice of America”, the team’s new President had already been plans to expand the presidential pool and transferring the venue of briefings from the White house to a more spacious room. This was due to the desire to increase the number of publications with direct access to information from the White house. Currently, the briefings are conducted in one of the rooms in the West wing of the White house, which can accommodate about 50 people. There is a jobs for TV and radio journalists and employees of publications.
According to the head of administration trump the Raines of Primus, discussed the question of the transfer of briefings in the next building, a room which can take up to four times more correspondents. However, the President of White house correspondents ‘ Jeff Mason said Spicer, that the transfer of the briefing from the West wing is “unacceptable” because it will make it more difficult for journalists to access officials of the administration.
The conflict Donald trump liberal media began during the election campaign. Most of the publications of the left and centrist openly supported his rival, Hillary Clinton, and criticized trump. As already wrote RBC, the cost is team Clinton exceeded $237 million, while trump paid more attention to the Internet and social networks, and the media spent about $68 million To the last day of the most part published in the media projections gave the victory to Clinton, for many analysts, the victory trump was a complete surprise.
Harsh attacks in the media, often unsubstantiated, citing anonymous sources, continued after the victory of trump and his inauguration. The President has repeatedly accused leading liberal media publish fake news and has stated that he prefers to reach out to Americans directly, without “false intermediaries”, which are actively used Twitter and public appearances.
On 18 February, the President of the United States publicly called a number of media “enemies of the people”. “The media, spreading false news (The New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN), not my enemies. It is the enemy of the American people” — he wrote then on his Twitter.
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
On Friday, February 24, trump also criticized the Federal Bureau of investigation that he fails to identify the persons responsible for leaks to the press of classified information relating to national security. According to him, such individuals are “hidden in the government for a long time.” “They [security officials] can’t even find those responsible for the leaks in the FBI. Secret information is passed to media which can lead to devastating consequences for the United States,” wrote trump on his Twitter.