The White House has blocked several high-profile media outlets from its press briefing.
The Trump administration on Friday blocked legacy outlets including CNN, BBC, The New York Times, LA Times, the New York Daily News, the Daily Mail, and others from the White House press briefing. Officials also approved outlets which typically provide favorable coverage of the new administration.
Several media outlets including the Associated Press and TIME Magazine declined to attend the briefing to boycott the President’s decision.
The White House Correspondents’ Association also criticized the decision.
“The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today’s gaggle is being handled by the White House,” Jeff Mason, the association’s president, said in a statement.
“We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who wasn’t allowed. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.”