The White House on Friday barred several major media outlets from an informal briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer, CNN reports.
CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed and most of the attending foreign press were blocked from participating, and the Associated Press and Time boycotted the gaggle. NBC, ABC and FOX, alongside conservative outlets like Breitbart and the Washington Times were permitted to attend.
Via @saramurray: @nytimes, @latimes, @politico blocked with @cnn. @AP + @TIME boycotted. Allowed in: @BreitbartNews… https://t.co/mpLmkcbdGK— Katie Hinman (@Katie Hinman) 1487962786.0
Jeff Mason, Reuters White House correspondent and board member for the White House Correspondent's association issued a statement "protesting strongly" the administrations' handling of the briefing.
Certain media outlets were blocked from covering Sean Spicer's gaggle today. Here is the @whca's response https://t.co/YUeLS4ss0z— Jordan Fabian (@Jordan Fabian) 1487962143.0