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@ManicProgressive wrote:

And Fox News came to her support!

 

http://thehill.com/media/398901-fox-news-comes-out-in-support-of-cnn-after-white-house-bans-reporter


I expect trump supporters to defend these actions by the White House, although even Fox News condemns the White House banning CNN Reporter.  From the article:

 

FOX News, the president's preferred news network, also extended their support to CNN and Collins' right to be at the press event.

“We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press,” wrote Jay Wallace, the president of FOX News, in a statement.

 


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White House bans CNN reporter from Rose Garden event after she peppers Trump with tough questions on Russia, Cohen
"This decision to bar a member of the press is retaliatory in nature and not indicative of an open and free press," CNN said in a statement. "We demand better."
by Phil McCausland / Jul.25.2018 / 7:13 PM ET / Updated Jul.25.2018 / 7:17 PM ET
White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins
White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins asks a question during a press conference by U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images file
 
 

The White House banned a CNN reporter from attending a press event with President Donald Trump on Wednesday after she asked him questions about his former lawyer Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The cable networks's White House reporter Kaitlan Collins had served as the "pool reporter" during an Oval Office photo op with President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, meaning she was asking questions on behalf of several news organizations. As the president sat for pictures, Collins tossed out a few questions in hopes that Trump might answer.

 
 

Major networks trade the duty of serving as the television "pool reporter," and it is typical that this person attempt to ask the president questions. Trump is known to sometimes answer, and it is oftentimes reporters' only opportunity to ask him questions.

The White House apparently did not like her line of questioning.

"After posing questions to President Trump earlier in the day as the network pool reporter, Collins was told by White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine and press secretary Sarah Sanders that her questions were 'inappropriate,'" CNN said in a statement.

Collins' four questions centered on Trump's relationship with his former longtime lawyer Cohen and an invitation he extended to President Putin.

 

"Did Michael Cohen betray you, Mr. President?" she asked twice, between the whir and clicks of cameras taking photos. "Mr. President are you worried about what Michael Cohen is about to say to the prosecutors? Are you worried about what is on the other tapes, Mr. President? Why is Vladimir Putin not accepting your invitation, Mr. President?"

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-bans-cnn-reporter-rose-garden-event-after-s...


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