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Title is misleading. Press was blocked from a single press briefing. I do not see anything in the article about briefings going forward.

Can someone change the title so it's less sensationalized?

Edit: thanks to the moderator for removing the "s" and making the word "Briefing" singular to accurately reflect the article.

I think even a single briefing is a scandal.

Consider the words of Admiral McRaven (who coordinated the raid which took down Osama Bin Ladin):

> Donald Trump's war on media is 'biggest threat to democracy'


"He only did it once" is not a valid defense if you consider even doing it once as a fundamental assault on the Fouth Estate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate

I completely agree. My request can be satisfied by simply removing the "s" from "briefings" to make it singular. As far as I know, this has only occurred at a single briefing.

It's still unprecedented. This has never happened before in America.

False. Obama held several "private sessions", often inviting only left-leaning journalists [0]. I think people are conflating "press gaggle" with official press briefings.


"According to a source who saw the group leaving the Roosevelt Room, where the meeting was held, those present included John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, Juan Williams of The Hill and Fox News, and Washington Post columnists Eugene Robinson and Jonathan Capehart."

Fox New is Left leaning?

Fair criticism, however, it's very clear this will become the new norm moving forward after Trump's remarks this morning - http://nypost.com/2017/02/24/trump-doubles-down-on-fight-wit...

+1 for this. My initial reaction was my word, major outlets are barred from press briefings?

Ok, we removed the errant plural.

So you think this briefing was just a "special edition" or something?

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