In yet another attempt to silence any media that is against President Trump and his fascist regime, the White House blocked The Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, and Politico from entering the West Wing for the press conference with Sean Spicer.
It seems only right wing publications including the hate mongering Breitbert, One America News Network, and the Washington Times were allowed into the conference. ABC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Fox News were also allowed into the West Wing. Though reporters from Time and The Associated Press were slated for entry they refused to enter in protest against the obviously censoring actions of the White House. Dean Baquet, the associate editor of The Times, stated:
Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties. 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.
This action came shortly after Trump’s speach at CPAC where he attacked the media and laughed at their obvious right to claim the First Amendment when sensorship is being forced upon them. Anyone who doesn’t agree with Trump is labeled “fake news” and now he is refusing to even allow them to report the shortcomings and racist actions of his regime. The White House Correspondent’s Association, the people who handle the press corp, are upset by this obvious snub and stated:
The W.H.C.A. board is protesting strongly against how today’s gaggle is being handled by the White House. We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.
One by one Trump plans to dismantle the media until no one is left except those that agree with every move he makes. This is just the beginning of a very dangerous period of history for this country.
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