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CNN just responded to their exclusion from Sean Spicer’s private press briefing, calling it “an unacceptable development” before vowing to continue to “report facts.”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 24, 2017
Spicer held an off-camera question-and-answer session today with such Trump-supporting outlets as Breitbart, the Washington Times, Fox News, and One America News Network. Mainstream outlets who have largely avoided criticism from Trump thus far, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Reuters and Bloomberg, were also invited.
Specifically excluded from the briefing were outlets who have been more critical of the Trump administration, particularly in regards to fact-checking the president’s frequent falsehoods. Those who were not invited included CNN, The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News.
Time and The Associated Press were invited, but have boycotted the event in protest of the discriminatory guest list.
Trump has referred to the media as “fake news” at nearly every public appearance that he’s made since becoming president, consistently failing to provide evidence of specific falsehoods.
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CNN in particular has been one of Trump’s biggest targets, and today is not the first time they have responded. On at least two occasion, they’ve countering Trump’s accusations of “fake news” by providing evidence that disputes Trump’s claims and then writing “Those are the facts.”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 25, 2017
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 9, 2017
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