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Kicking them off the plane is not equivalent to kicking them out of official Press Briefings.

It's still limiting access. Is what Obama did not bad at all, or just not as bad as what Trump's team did to NYT, CNN et al?

Well, it's better than strapping them to the wing...

That is: Given limited seats on the plane, what else are they going to do? Put the reporters on the plane, and make Obama walk?

Do you not see a problem with cutting people who just so happen to work for newspapers that endorsed his opponent? On the balance, would cutting those people improve or degrade the quality of media coverage of Obama, compared to cutting reporters who are already on his side?

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