CNN Issues Angry Response After Being Left Out Of White House Press “Gaggle”
President Donald Trump’s White House spokesman Sean Spicer held an informal meeting with members of the media Friday afternoon, known as a “gaggle,” but not everyone was invited.
One of the media members not invited was CNN, which proceeded to throw a public hissy fit on Twitter.
Zero Hedge reported that CNN was not the only organization barred from the informal meeting; also excluded were The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed and the Los Angeles Times.
“This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House. Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless,” CNN Communications wrote on Twitter.
WZ noted that the Obama administration held similar informal meetings with the media and also didn’t include everyone. In other words, CNN was throwing a fit because now they were the ones being held outside.
This was not a full media briefing. That would be a different story, and would likely be worthy of condemnation. This is just a network who constantly is found fostering fake news getting a taste of what they deserve.
Good. Maybe they will take a moment or two and get their act together.
But then again, maybe not.