MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.
Reporters from The Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing. Aides to Mr. Spicer allowed in reporters from only a handpicked group of news organizations that, the White House said, had been previously confirmed to attend…
Reporters from Time magazine and The Associated Press, who were set to be allowed in to the briefing, chose not to attend as a form of protest of the White House’s actions.
The White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents the press corps, issued a quick rebuke of the White House’s actions.”
–Michael M. Grynbaum, “White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing,” The New York Times online, Feb.24, 2017