CNN, The New York Times, Politico, and other mainstream news organizations were blocked from participating in a White House media briefing on Friday afternoon.
Journalists expressed outrage at the unusual move, and the Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing as a result.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer allowed sympathetic outlets into the briefing—an informal question-and-answer session between a press secretary and journalists—including the Washington Times, Breitbart, and One America News Network.
Jeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said in a statement that the consortium of reporters will “strongly protest” the move and further discuss it with White House press staffers.
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