We wish this was #FAKENEWS... but it isn't.
On Friday, CNN, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed among other news outlets, were blocked from attending an off-camera press briefing at the White House. Press secretary (and Melissa McCarthy muse) Sean Spicer hosted a gaggle, which is less formal than the usual televised Q/A session we've been seeing.
This is unbelievably fucked up!! Especially since Donald Trump just spoke out at CPAC about how much he loves the FIRST AMENDMENT -- which includes freedom of the damn press. Sounds like a direct infringement, Donny!
In response to backlash, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House "had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today."
This "pool" includes a representative from one television network and one print outlet -- NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News were there, only to leave CNN in the dust. And to no surprise, conservative Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.
THIS IS HOW DICTATORSHIPS START!!!
CNN immediately (and rightfully) protested the decision saying: