The White House on Friday barred a few news networks from its press briefing, as President Donald Trump continues to fight against those who allegedly spread “fake news.”
Media houses like CNN, New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were all excluded from the meeting which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s office.
The briefing was a “gaggle” — an informal session that’s on the record, but without cameras televising the event.
However, Only reporters from selected organisations, which included NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox, Breitbart, the Washington Times, and One America News Network were given access.
In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House “had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today.”