How quickly the mainstream media forgets. Trump’s White House has been slammed for banning a single reporter from CNN who attempted to derail the evening’s topics by asking about the Cohen- Stormy Daniels tapes.
A brouhaha erupted from media outlets after the White House barred Kaitlan Collins, a White House correspondent for CNN, from attending a public appearance by President Trump in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.
The Trump Administration was attacked despite the fact, as The Daily Wire has reported, there was ample reason to bar Collins from the event, and the White House was clear that other reporters from CNN were welcome.
But the outrage directed against the Trump Administration for an action that in retrospect seems logical was nowhere to be found when the Obama Administration mistreated reporters over its long tenure. One determined Twitter user went to great lengths to document the abuses perpetrated by the Obama Administration against journalists.
As Reported By The Independent UK:
Ms. Collins was serving as the “pool reporter”, meaning she was asking questions on behalf of several news organizations.
CNN said she was told by White House communications director Bill Shine and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that her line of questioning had been “inappropriate”.
It added she had been prevented from attending an event later that day in White House’s Rose Garden, when Mr Trump and Mr Juncker announced a joint working dialogue on trade.
According to BBC, CNN condemned the ban as “retaliatory” and “not indicative of an open and free press”. The White House Correspondents Association called it “wrongheaded, and weak”.
Traditional rival Fox News also attacked the ban.
“We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press,” network president Jay Wallace said in a statement.
Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier retweeted CNN’s statement about the ban, saying his network “stands firmly” with the rivals.