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CNN, New York Times, LA Times & More Barred From White House Press Briefing

News media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were barred from Friday's White House press briefing.

CNN reports:

CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing.

There was no immediate explanation from the White House.

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.

The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled. The White House Correspondents Association is protesting.

The conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

Hours earlier, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, President Trump mocked and disparaged the news media. He said that much of the press represents "the enemy of the people."

Indefensible.

What's your reaction to mainstream media outlets being denied access to the White House press briefing?

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i love it. if you can't report the new accurately, you don't deserve to take up space in a briefing. 

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Were you dropped on your head?

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It was an off camera press event.

Note, off camera requires you to be honest.  No proof like when cameras are rolling.

#NOTATALLAFRAID

If all press was banned, then for sure worry...wait that would be socialist or communist run media.

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