Today’s popping headline as we enter into the weekend was the fact that an informal meeting between Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, and the press only included certain news networks. It intentionally excluded CNN, New York Times, LA Times, and Politico from the briefing.
CNN reports The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Politico also were told they were not on the White House list for today’s off-camera briefing. The Washington Post reports it did not have a reporter present, at the time.
The New York Times also reported that it, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s office, calling it “an unsual breach of protocol.”
Breitbart, Fox News, Washington Times, and One America News Network were among those given entry, CNN reported.
What do you think? Was this a good move by the Trump Administration to rein in fake news? Or is this preventing First Amendment rights to free speech?