CNN, NYT, LA Times, BuzzFeed barred from White House briefing

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Trump has often criticized the “fake news” that some news organizations keep spreading around. Reporters from CNN, NYT, Politico, LA Times, BuzzFeed were barred from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday. Other organizations like Reuters, Bloomberg, CBS and around 8 others were included in the session.

Off-camera gaggles are not unusual. The White House often invites handpicked outlets in for breifings, typically for specific topics. But briefings and gaggles in the White House are usually open to all outlets and they are free to ask anything.

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) also protested against the decisions of the gaggle held by the White House.

The news giant did tweet on Friday afternoon that, “This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House. Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless.

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