The audacity! Spicer bars certain media from presser
Despite the predictable hailstorm of criticism, controversial US Press Secretary Sean Spicer still excluded journalists from several news outlets from a covering a White House press briefing.
And this led reporters from two other news outlets, The Associate Press and Time magazine, to boycott the media conference.
“Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties,” The New York Times, in an article published online on February 24, quoted its Executive Editor Dean Baquet as saying in a statement.
“We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest,” he said.
According to the article, the journalists barred from the briefing included those from The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, the BBC, and the Huffington Post.