In a very bold move the white house blocked several news organizations outlets from attending closed-door briefing Friday with press secretary Sean Spicer. From CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, the BBC,BuzzFeed, and the Guardian were all blocked from attending the press conference.
In solidarity, The Associated Press, Time magazine and USA Today outlet responded by boycotting the briefing.
The Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron called the barring move “appalling” and said the Trump administration is on “an undemocratic path”.
CNN was blocked from WH @PressSec‘s media gaggle today. This is our response: pic.twitter.com/8SfY2uYKEI
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 24, 2017