We must push back against a White House bent on secrecy

We must push back against a White House bent on secrecy

We must push back against a White House bent on secrecy

Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, has recently held some audio-only briefings with no cameras allowed.

"Yeah, some days we'll have them on, some days we'll have them off", the spokesman said.

It's time for the Trump administration to stop "hiding behind the bully pulpit" and meet the press - on camera - according to a major good government group.

"We've largely been just blackballed during these briefings", Acosta said.

After one such interruption One America News Network's Trey Yingst asked Spicer: "So we can get this out of the way, can we address the cameras issue?"

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"So, no, Mr. President, no, White House press shop, the media is not the enemy of the White House", Todd concluded, saying the media strive to find the truth. Acosta then repeatedly asked, "Why don't you turn the cameras on?" They used anonymous sources before the Trump White House and will use them after the Trump White House, possibly in greater numbers. He pointed out on Monday that President Obama took questions from Fox News, who vocally opposed his administration, but that the Trump White House limits questions from media outlets they know do not fully support his policies. However, when deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took his place, reporters began searching for Spicer, eventually finding him walking from the Capitol building to his vehicle. Acosta demanded. He received no answer from the press secretary.

Having Acosta and other reporters continually attack Trump plays into the White House's hands as an affirmation of bias, no matter how justified the criticism might be. "I'm not sure any law would be broken if the the cameras were turned on surreptitiously", Dalglish said.

Representatives from the White House Correspondents Association met with Spicer on Monday to express the importance of Americans getting the chance to question leaders.

But in the larger media war, neither side has much reason to cooperate - and so we can expect this particular battle to continue for the foreseeable future. That's because the District of Columbia is a "one party" jurisdiction that allows a person to record their conversations with another person, she said. If used properly, televised briefings can be an asset for the press and the White House alike.

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