Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
CNN, Politico, NYT, BuzzFeed, and others blocked from gaggle with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; AP and Time declined to attend — Several news organizations boycotted the White House press gaggle this afternoon after the White House excluded CNN and other outlets from attending.
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CNN Communications / @cnnpr: CNN was blocked from WH @PressSec's media gaggle today. This is our response: http://twitter.com/...
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times: White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing
Bret Baier / @bretbaier: Some at CNN & NYT stood w/FOX News when the Obama admin attacked us & tried 2 exclude us-a WH gaggle should be open to all credentialed orgs https://twitter.com/...
Ari Fleischer / @arifleischer: Calm down everyone. Press secs SHOULD brief/gaggle w all press. But WH staffs & POTUSes often meet w who they want. https://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Callum Borchers / Washington Post: White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing hours after Trump slams media
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: And now, the topic of the evening is the media outlets excluded, not the Priebus interactions w FBI + question of open investigation.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post: CNN, NYT and Politico excluded from White House briefing: Coincidence?
Davan Maharaj / @davanmaharaj: Today @latimes not allowed in WH press briefing. Our new T-Shirt: You can shut us out out, but you can't shut us up!pic.twitter.com/JM6NxOSYFC
Hadas Gold / @hadas_gold: WSJ says they would not have participated in gaggle had they known of the blocking of others and said they won't in futurepic.twitter.com/Osef9I0XPx
Justin Baragona / Mediaite: CNN and Other Media Outlets Blocked From White House Gaggle
Patrick Caldwell / @patcaldwell: Woulda been nice if CNN thought it was important to boycott press conferences when Trump banned Mother Jones, HuffPost, Des Moines Register
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill: Fox's Bret Baier rips White House after outlets barred from briefing
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Fox's Eric Bolling: Trump Press Office Shouldn't Be Keeping Any News Outlets from Briefings
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Trump White House Bars News Organizations From Press Briefing
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: Trump White House blocks CNN, New York Times, BuzzFeed, Politico from press briefing
Glenn Thrush / @glennthrush: Why Spicer wants hand-picked gaggle: 1) avoid on-camera goof 2) Trump can't watch a gaggle 3) get press to ‘whine’ 4) sow internal strife
Sara Murray / @saramurray: Today the White House is handpicking the news outlets they're allowing into the gaggle with @PressSec. CNN was blocked from attending.
Michael Harthorne / Newser: White House Keeps 9 News Outlets Out of Press Briefing
Peter Baker / @peterbakernyt: Can't remember any press secretary from Clinton, Bush or Obama canceling briefing and handpicking small group for gaggle. @PressSec
A.J. Katz / TVNewser: Jake Tapper Rips White House, Refers to Selective News Outlet Ban as ‘Un-American’
Glenn Thrush / @glennthrush: Partial list of orgs invited 2 limited access Spicer briefing: Breitbart, FOX, WashTimes, WSJ, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bberg. AP invited but declined
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap: Hollywood, Media Slam White House Media Crackdown: ‘Dictatorship, Plain & Simple’
Noah Bierman / @noahbierman: Reporters held out of today's White House briefing.pic.twitter.com/8uqelMjrtp
Adrian Carrasquillo / @carrasquillo: .@BuzzFeedBen BuzzFeed News statement on today's closed press briefing tumult. https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/K8B1uPCL9l
@aprildryan: You calm down. You never did this to us. Stop spinning this. This is a hot mess! https://twitter.com/...
Adrian Carrasquillo / @carrasquillo: White House Correspondents Association statement “protesting strongly” how this gaggle happened.pic.twitter.com/8CWNiTNS8z
David Folkenflik / NPR: Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing
Hadas Gold / @hadas_gold: McClatchy says they won't participate in such gaggles again if outlets are barredpic.twitter.com/4yrnIr3aQO
Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit: CNN Meltdown: Jake Tapper Says White House Is “Un-American” For Blocking Them From Presser (VIDEO)
Jennifer Jacobs / @jenniferjjacobs: Bloomberg was included because we're in regular “pool.” AP invited too, but declined due to others' exclusion. Bloomberg shared its audio.
Ari Fleischer / @arifleischer: I think it's not wise for press sec 2bar outlets from gaggle. Job is to talk to all. But media should calm down. Aides do it all the time.
James Warren / Poynter: Will the White House press band together after briefing ban? Don't count on it.
A Finely Tuned / @zeddrebel: The reporting angle needs to be that Trump is SPECIFICALLY excluding news orgs that have broken news on his ties to Russia. Clear motive.
Adrian Carrasquillo / @carrasquillo: AP and Time boycotted the gaggle today because of the way it was handled.
Spencer Ackerman / @attackerman: Shame on reporters who didn't walk out of the White House briefing denied to their CNN, NYT etc colleagues.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal: Some Media Outlets Excluded From White House Briefing
Veronika Bondarenko / Business Insider: These are the media outlets that usually attend Trump's daily press briefings with Sean Spicer
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: It's Happening—News Groups Are Being Barred From White House Press Briefings
@nytimes: “Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller: White House Blocks NYT, CNN And Other Outlets From Press Briefing
AP CorpComm / @ap_corpcomm: AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible.
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Today's WH approach,from one of Bannon fave books: “The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.”
Michael Roston / @michaelroston: Don't boo, sponsor a @nytimes subscription for students https://www.nytimes.com/...
Sopan Deb / @sopandeb: Trump - 2/26/16: “I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write...horrible & false articles, we can sue them & win lots of money."pic.twitter.com/LLJw2fICPW
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: NYT's @deanbaquet says “nothing like this has ever happened at the White House” before http://huff.to/2lOcCwX pic.twitter.com/W3FssdEZlq
Monika Bauerlein / @monikabauerlein: Truly appalling. But it is a little bitter that none of these orgs batted an eyelash when MoJo and many other news orgs were banned by Trump https://twitter.com/...
Luis Gomez / sandiegouniontribune.com: What The New York Times, CNN, others said after being barred from briefing
Ari Fleischer / @arifleischer: Please. Pres O met w groups of hand selected columnists. Tell me WH staff didn't have meetings w chosen reporters. Stop hyperventilating. https://twitter.com/...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Politico editors: today's @WhiteHouse press office move was misguided “and our expectation is that this action will not be repeated."pic.twitter.com/4VK4kexUL7
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: New York Times, CNN and other media barred from White House press event
Ben Dandridge-Lemco / The FADER: White House Blocks Reporters From New York Times, CNN, And Other Outlets From Press Briefing
Julie Posetti / @julieposetti: Extraordinary attack on press freedom by the Trump administration: @nytimes @CNN @politico barred from WH briefing https://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: This is actually a forced good outcome for these news organizations, and time the @whca actually proved its worth beyond dinner fund-raisers https://twitter.com/...
@aclu: Yet another disturbing example of the Trump admin's contempt for the vital role a free press plays in our democracy http://www.nytimes.com/...
Max Boot / @maxboot: If your news organization isn't being barred from WH briefings, you need to ask what you're doing wrong.
Steven Dennis / @steventdennis: “That's what makes a democracy a democracy and not a dictatorship” - Sean Spicer. https://twitter.com/...
Aaron Blake / @aaronblake: Don't doubt this is calculated move to provoke media. Don't doubt much of America doesn't care. It's still a big story.
Charles Ornstein / @charlesornstein: Media must stand together against totalitarian tactics to control questions and info. http://twitter.com/...
Peter Maer / @petermaer: Outrageous/small-minded action by @PressSec. I don't recall similar action in 30+ yrs on White House beat. https://mobile.nytimes.com/...
Garry Kasparov / @kasparov63: Now that some journalists won't waste time being insulted and lied to at the White House, they can dig into Trump's business & Russia ties.
Kelsey Sutton / @kelseymsutton: The Guardian also barred from Sean Spicer's WH press gaggle https://twitter.com/...
Nick Confessore / @nickconfessore: When your party controls every branch of the federal government, blaming the media is pretty much your only stick.
Jason Easley / Politicus USA: Trump War On The Media Backfires As Press Vows To Keep Reporting The Facts
Josh Barro / @jbarro: This is a White House that loves press coverage. This move is a stunt, not Scary Creeping Authoritarianism.
Joel B. Pollak / @joelpollak: Media Outrage over White House ‘Exclusion’ is Fake News - Breitbart http://bit.ly/2l8Q0D3 mais viva La #Résistance toujours, mes amis!
Aisha Sultan / @aishas: Do not participate in this attack on a free press. Bystanders are complicit. http://twitter.com/...
Martha Jackovics / @beachpeanuts: “Calm down,” says a member of the administration who lied us into a war. http://twitter.com/...
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: A low-wattage gaslighting if you will, designed to provoke a reaction from print press hours after CPAC speech https://twitter.com/...
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: So (1) boycott the next public briefing—watch it on CSPAN or send interns and (2) cancel the f**king dinner. http://twitter.com/...
Sabrina Siddiqui / @sabrinasiddiqui: The Guardian was also denied access to today's gaggle, despite holding hard pass. Told by WH it was limited to pool “and a few others”
Jim Sciutto / @jimsciutto: This is not hyperbole. When Abu Ghraib photos emerged, US ability to call out abuse by Arab dictators diminished. World watches us closely. https://twitter.com/...
Pierre Omidyar / @pierre: It's a surprising show of weakness, actually. They must really be rattled by the multiple, active Russia investigations. https://twitter.com/...
Kelsey Sutton / @kelseymsutton: .@PostBaron says he is evaluating what WaPo's response will be if this happens again:pic.twitter.com/dgzt2yZLI1
Erika Heidewald / @erikaheidewald: And just like that, press censorship becomes explicit.pic.twitter.com/Pm8nUv4TBx
Lawrence O'Donnell / @lawrence: Let no one pretend we didn't see this coming. Unified media response? http://twitter.com/...
Jorge Ramos / @jorgeramosnews: Unfortunately, it was not the first time journalists were being barred... https://twitter.com/...
Jake Sherman / @jakesherman: VIDEO —@PressSec on banning reporters from WH. He said he wouldn't do it in dec. a bit different, but worth watching http://cs.pn/2mg7ceV
Jake Sherman / @jakesherman: Stick with me on this one. We had @PressSec at a Playbook Live event in December where he addressed this issue directly. Here's what he said
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: EVERY real news organization should boycott his next public press briefing next week. Let him lie to an empty room. http://twitter.com/...
Pamela Engel / Business Insider: Reporters from New York Times and CNN blocked from attending a White House press briefing
Julie Davis / @juliehdavis: Take note: The daily on-camera WH press briefing was transformed today into an invite-only off-camera affair w POTUS' favorite outlets https://twitter.com/...
Keith Olbermann / @keitholbermann: Good. Go back to the office and stop giving these propagandists like @seanspicer any air http://twitter.com/...
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed: Trump Administration Keeps Major News Orgs Out Of Closed Press Briefing
Suzanne Nossel / @suzannenossel: APPALLING: #Trump blocks @nytimes @CNN @politico from news briefing. Kudos to orgs that left in protest https://www.nytimes.com/...
Sopan Deb / @sopandeb: A taxpayer funded WH just went out of its way to exclude outlets from a press briefing. This is as close to violating free press as it gets.
Simon Owens / @simonowens: Every single day, this Medium essay from a Russian journalist who covers Putin becomes more and more relevant https://medium.com/...
John Schwartz / @jswatz: Well, looks like we get to test the hypothesis that we will get more done by skipping the briefings and digging outside of the press room.
@mikeisaac: White House bans NYT, CNN, Politico from attending press briefing but lets the crackerjack team behind this video in https://www.facebook.com/... pic.twitter.com/Z7SruZqH1b
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: Dean Baquet's response: http://twitter.com/...
Charles Johnson / @green_footballs: New York Times, LA Times, CNN, Politico, Buzzfeed: banned. Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, World Net Daily: not banned. @BraddJaffy
John Herrman / @jwherrman: access arrangements become exclusively toxic when one party believes it doesn't really need the other https://www.nytimes.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Glenn Thrush / @glennthrush: Spicer is putting his very nice, hard-working press aides in awkward position of having to answer questions about closed briefing selection
Karen Tumulty / @ktumulty: Anonymous sources tell me hand-picking friendly news outlets for briefing is not going to end well for White House.
Amy Brittain / @amyjbrittain: Kudos to The Associated Press and Time for boycotting the gaggle in solidarity with prohibited media outlets http://www.poynter.org/...
Noah Rothman / @noahcrothman: If you're citing Obama's feud w/ Fox to support Trump here, don't think it makes the point you think it does. http://www.nytimes.com/... pic.twitter.com/XBzWo5aOtv
Adrian Carrasquillo / @carrasquillo: Expanded pool and “some select invites” sure did include a lot of right wing outlets and left out major news orgs.
@erikwemple: Commenting on reports of media outlets blocked from Sean Spicer gaggle, CNN's Jeff Zeleny says it's a fight that the WH sort of welcomes.
Ron Fournier / @ron_fournier: Agree. Cmon, guys. Stand against media manipulation. Besides, real reporters don't need briefings. Spoon feeding is for babies https://twitter.com/...
@emptywheel: It's definitely worth the protest: but excluding key outlets from press briefing is not in top 10 of Trump's worst abuses.
Jon Street / TheBlaze: White House ‘blocks’ multiple reporters from attending press gaggle; other outlets boycott
Jeva Lange / The Week: The White House just blocked The New York Times, Politico, and CNN from a press gaggle
Dan Savage / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: White House Bars NYT, CNN, BBC & Other “Fake News” Orgs From Press Briefing
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: White House Bars News Outlets From Press Briefing
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine: White House Bars New York Times, CNN, and Politico From Press Briefing
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in December that press access to government is what separates democracy from dictatorship — This post has been updated. — White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred reporters from several large media outlets from participating in a scheduled press briefing Friday.
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@politico: Here's audio of what @seanspicer said at a press gaggle where certain media outlets were blocked from attending http://politi.co/2liWgZO pic.twitter.com/8zWskdydzT
Kristin Roberts / @klr_editor: McClatchy opposes any effort by the WHouse to ban reporters from coverage. Had we known we wouldn't have participated, and won't again.
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: White House Bars NYT, CNN and BuzzFeed From Press Briefing
John Whitbeck / @johnwhitbeck: Good job @seanspicer. Why would we let media who hate us have access to @POTUS? Time to take a stand. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Sabrina Siddiqui / The Guardian: Multiple news outlets denied access to White House press briefing
Jordan Mintzer / Hollywood Reporter: Cesar Awards: George Clooney Urges Audience “Not to Let Hate Win” in Anti-Trump Speech
Justin Carissimo / The Independent: White House blocks CNN, BBC, New York Times, LA Times from media briefing
Philip Gourevitch / @pgourevitch: Respect for @TIME & @AP reporters who preferred not to attend WH briefing when colleagues were barred. Solidarity. https://www.nytimes.com/...
Grant Wahl / @grantwahl: Honestly, I'd be embarrassed if I was a news organization that wasn't barred by the White House today.
@cnn: .@jaketapper: This White House does not value an independent press. There is a word for that: Un-American. http://cnn.it/2lDOWe5 pic.twitter.com/nbUZ69xani
James Cooper / @jpc101: Places where the BBC has been banned: North Korea, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Rwanda, China and the White House: http://www.independent.co.uk/ ...
@usatoday: Statement by Gannett's Chief Content Officer @joannelipman on the events surrounding today's White House briefing:pic.twitter.com/8wmLG2OGrZ
Ben Kunz / @benkunz: CNN is pissed.pic.twitter.com/xCxEbKxFxE
Prachi Gupta / The Slot: Trump Vows to ‘Do Something’ About ‘Dishonest Media’, Bans New York Times, CNN from Press Briefing
Brian Flood / The Wrap: CNN, NY Times Fire Back at White House's ‘Unacceptable’ Exclusion From Press Briefing
@sarcasticrover: They start with any news they don't like. Then it's any news they can't control. Then it's any news they don't write.
Justin Baragona / Mediaite: New York Times and CNN Respond to Being Blocked From White House Gaggle
Jordan Fabian / The Hill: White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing
Stephen Battaglio / @stevebattaglio: From @DavanMaharaj, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the @latimes.pic.twitter.com/AKTPO5SK8X
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: CNN's Jeff Zucker tells NPR that WH decision to shut CNN & other media outlets out of press gaggle is “retaliation for [CNN's] reporting”
Tim Hanrahan / @timjhanrahan: Dow Jones/WSJ statement on the briefing today: https://www.wsj.com/... pic.twitter.com/iTVSYHFVIW
Alan Rusbridger / @arusbridger: How shaming to stay in a WH press briefing when your decent colleagues have been excluded
Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit: CNN IN SHOCK After Getting Blocked From Attending White House Presser, Claims It's A Retaliation (VIDEO)
Mark Berman / @markberman: .@pressfreedom statement on Trump admin barring news outlets from briefingpic.twitter.com/sHEg65b791
Katy Tur / @katyturnbc: Excluding news outlets is excluding the American public. What the WH did today was shameful.
James Miller / @millermena: Dictators play this game. Invite-only pressers, invite some indi voices, fill room with lackeys, if the indis leave that's their choice
Marty Baron / @postbaron: In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a ‘dictatorship’ does. Today, he barred media access. https://wpo.st/Akid2
Kelsey Sutton / @kelseymsutton: .@lpolgreen, the editor in chief of The Huffington Post (which was also barred from WH press gaggle today), responds:pic.twitter.com/jE5bITarfx
Gabriel Snyder / @gabrielsnyder: Wait ... the purpose of the briefing that Spicer barred NYT, CNN, et al, from was to push back against CNN and NYT reporting? Per the pool...pic.twitter.com/UwtMwrJXsz
Jon Sopel / @bbcjonsopel: #BBC statement on what happened @WhiteHouse today when we were barred from press briefing given by @seanspicerpic.twitter.com/j0uVhPShz1
Mike Sacks / @mikesacksesq: But fellow journalists, as much as we wish it were so, the Free Press Clause doesn't give us a newsgathering privilege over non-journalists
Gavin Sheridan / @gavinsblog: Pretty clear now that the White House Correspondents' Association has to do *something*. And as for the Dinner? Cancel it.
John Robinson / @johnrobinson: Senators won't hold town halls because they're afraid. Now the WH bars some reporters. Since when did the GOP become such snowflakes?pic.twitter.com/XT7kZJob6x
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN, Politico, BuzzFeed Others Kept Out of Spicer Briefing
David A. Chang / New York Times: Barred at the White House
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Reince Priebus Asked the FBI to Assure Reporters There Was Nothing to the Russia Story. They Refused.
Sources: the FBI rejected a White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Trump's associates and Russians — FBI refused WH request on Trump-Russia stories — Washington (CNN)The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock …
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Spencer Ackerman / The Guardian: White House confirms conversation with FBI about Trump and Russia
Ken Meyer / Mediaite: Shep Smith Breaks Down the Differences Between CNN and Fake News: They Are ‘Not Fake News’
Fred Kaplan / Slate: Trump Is the Government — Each day brings more signs …
Brian Naylor / NPR: White House Asked FBI To Publicly Refute Reports Trump Associates Had Russia Contacts
Bob Fredericks / New York Post: Steve Bannon: Trump's war with the media will only get worse
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz: Did Trump's White House Just Obstruct Justice? Some Legal Experts Think So.
Leah Mandel / The FADER: Here's Everything Trump Did In His Fifth Week In Office
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: The Trump White House Is Against Anonymous Sources, Except When It Isn't
George Prayias / Rush: CNN's BS Story on Priebus and the FBI
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller: White House: FBI Told Trump Chief Of Staff That Russia Reports Were ‘BS’
PEN Intern / PEN America: DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression
Andrew Seaman / Code Words: Anonymous Sources: A Necessary Evil
Sarah Jones / Politicus USA: John Dean Drops A Bombshell By Accusing The White House Of A Russia Cover-Up
Scott Shackford / Hit & Run: Trump Vs. Leaks May Be More Important Than Trump Vs. Press
Harold Maass / The Week: 10 things you need to know today: February 24, 2017
Brian Flood / The Wrap: ‘Morning Joe’ Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Being a ‘Leaker Extraordinaire’ (Video)
Peter Jacobs / Business Insider: TRUMP HITS FBI: ‘Totally unable to stop the national security “leakers”’
Inae Oh / Mother Jones: Trump Lashes Out at “Fake News Media” and Anonymous Sources at Conservative Gathering
Philip Rucker / @philiprucker: Imagine what Candidate Trump would've said if Obama CoS Denis McDonough asked the FBI to knock a Clinton email story http://www.cnn.com/...
Judd Legum / @juddlegum: 1. This is a very important story with huge implications http://www.cnn.com/... pic.twitter.com/LSaUMqoqRM
Mazel Tov Cocktail / @adamserwer: The Trump White House has already tried to interfere with an FBI investigation http://cnn.it/2lwzX5I
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: Some day someone will write an excellent book about what's really been going on inside the FBI http://www.cnn.com/...
Keith Olbermann / @keitholbermann: So not only was @realDonaldTrump's campaign in contact with Russia, but his administration is trying to cover it up: http://www.cnn.com/...
Jennifer Bendery / @jbendery: Also, the WH isn't supposed to directly communicate with the FBI during an ongoing investigation http://www.cnn.com/...
Bradd Jaffy / @braddjaffy: I'm reading this @ShimonPro report http://cnn.it/2mi7MWj and thinking about this exchange from Meet the Press https://twitter.com/...
Sopan Deb / @sopandeb: This is, by the way, relevant because of this new CNN story: http://cnn.it/2kS8b4P https://twitter.com/...
Kurt Eichenwald / @kurteichenwald: This is perilously close to breaking the law. http://www.cnn.com/...
Justin Miller / @justinjm1: The White House is perilously close to being open to accusations of obstruction of justice http://www.cnn.com/...
Mark Berman / @markberman: .@Reince, last wknd: Reporters shouldn't use anonymous sources Also @reince: Asks the FBI to be anonymous sources http://www.cnn.com/... pic.twitter.com/nmRKGxjlNG
Manu Raju / @mkraju: A WH official confirmed to @evanperez the law enforcement source's account of FBI-Priebus contacts. http://www.cnn.com/...
Jonathan Chait / @jonathanchait: CNN has broken a LOT of big stories under Trump. Just today: http://www.cnn.com/... and http://www.cnn.com/...
Susan Hennessey / @susan_hennessey: WH is using distrubing tactics in effort to kill Russia story in press. The FBI refused, but who played along? http://cnn.it/2lwzX5I
Jim Sciutto / @jimsciutto: 2/CNN reported two stories today relating to how WH handles substantive information http://www.cnn.com/... http://www.cnn.com/...
@propublica: The White House pressured the FBI to knock down reports of Russian contacts. That's a big no-no. http://www.cnn.com/... pic.twitter.com/ww6qIL5GDn
Manu Raju / @mkraju: NEWS: WH asked FBI to knock down Trump-Russia stories, possibly violating guidelines limiting communications bw them http://www.cnn.com/...
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: WH official tells CNN that Priebus asked top FBI officials to go on background w reporters knocking down NYT story http://www.cnn.com/...
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
While seeking press credentials, Breitbart CEO Larry Solov says Bannon resigned by phone, reveals site's owners: Susie Breitbart, Mercer family, and himself — Breitbart CEO Larry Solov on Friday met with the standing committee of the U.S. Senate Press Gallery — which is made up of five reporters …
Discussion: Politico, @perlberg, International Business Times and Forbes
Hadas Gold / Politico: Breitbart reveals owners: CEO Larry Solov, the Mercer family and Susie Breitbart
Steven Perlberg / @perlberg: Committee wants Bannon to state publicly/put in letterhead that he has no affiliation w Breitbart. Solov says he resigned to him via phone
Greg Price / International Business Times: Who Owns Breitbart? Mercer Family, Larry Solov Revealed As Alt-Right News Site's Owners
Mike Allen / Axios:
Bloomberg cancels its afterparty for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner; Bloomberg's co-host Vanity Fair had earlier pulled out — Bloomberg L.P., host of the premier afterparty for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, will not host an event this year, Axios has learned.
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico, The Wrap, Mediaite, The Hill, Hollywood Reporter and @hadas_gold
Emily Heil / Washington Post: White House Correspondents' dinner weekend gets tamer: Bloomberg drops its after-party
Matt Donnelly / The Wrap: Bloomberg Cancels White House Correspondents Dinner After-Party
Hadas Gold / @hadas_gold: Vanity Fair (already pulled out of WHCD party) longtime party partner Bloomberg also now pulling out of party https://www.axios.com/...
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Sources: CNN is considering sitting out this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29 — The cable network, which Donald Trump has repeatedly called “fake news,” is discussing internally about whether to attend the annual star-studded dinner, sources say.
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: Oh No, Has Donald Trump Made The White House Correspondents Dinner Unseemly?
Slackbot / @pareene: The White House Correspondents Dinner won't be canceled because WHCA, which does nothing, pockets most of the money from the $3,000 tables
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite: ‘This is Not Okay’: Watch a Stunned Brooke Baldwin Report on CNN and Other Outlets Being Blocked From WH Gaggle
Pamela Engel / Business Insider: White House strongly pushes back on report it asked FBI to publicly shoot down Russia stories
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN May Sit Out the White House Correspondents Dinner
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: This absurd tradition cannot die soon enough. http://twitter.com/...
Ana Navarro / @ananavarro: Oh dear God, please let this be true because I so badly want to be at the @iamsambee “Alt-Dinner”. instead. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Steven Perlberg / @perlberg: CNN is considering skipping the white house correspondents' dinner https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
@buzzfeednews: CNN Is Considering Skipping White House Correspondents' Dinner https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/JypPMmahAa
Cristiano Lima / @ludacristiano: Trump's favorite media punching bag is considering skipping the White House Correspondents' Dinner https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Sean Colarossi / Politicus USA: Trump Fails Again As FBI Denies His Request To Downplay Russian Connections
Catherine Garcia / The Week: Report: FBI rejected White House request to publicly dispute Trump-Russia stories
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
In CPAC speech, Donald Trump says not all media, just “fake news media”, is the enemy of American people, decries leaks, claims reporters make up sources, more — In his speech at CPAC this morning, President Donald Trump took aim at the media once again, decrying leaks …
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times: Trump Offers Good Soup, but No Substance
Kenneth P. Vogel / @kenvogel: Trump, at @CPAC, on the media “it doesn't represent the people. It never will represent the people. & we're going to do something about it.”
Alex Naidus / @hotdoorknobs: NYT not playin'pic.twitter.com/48kTpnCJxn
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: 8 Times Donald Trump Used Anonymous Sourcing, Which He Now Wants to Ban (Photos)
@buzzfeednews: President Trump starts his CPAC speech attacking media for “fake news” “It's fake, phony, fake...They are the enemy of the people."pic.twitter.com/2supMCpyJB
@mediaite: Trump Clarifies the Media's Not the Enemy of the People, Just the ‘Fake News’ Media http://bit.ly/2mkP9RD (VIDEO)pic.twitter.com/tJUkDt5Hhj
Jon Ralston / @ralstonreports: Had to take a break from Trump at CPAC to take call as he was attacking the media. Got off, turned sound on, and he's still attacking media.
Sopan Deb / @sopandeb: Trump, media professor, at CPAC: “Let there be no more sources.” Funny he mentions that: https://twitter.com/... pic.twitter.com/CVlB1ATbkm
Mark Knoller / @markknoller: Pres Trump reaffirms that “fake news...the enemy of the people. “I'm only against the fake news media or press,” he tells @CPAC.
Curtis Houck / @curtishouck: Trump takes his first shot at “the dishonest media,” predicts the media won't give him a standing ovation #TTT #CPAC
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Interviews around the US reveal that Americans of varying political affiliations believe Trump's characterization of the media as “enemy” went too far — Biased? Probably. Oppositional? Maybe. Essential? In theory. But the enemy? Not so much.
Discussion: The Wrap, Mediaite, @hirokotabuchi, @nytimes, @melbournecoal, @ennisnyt and @melbournecoal
Brian Flood / The Wrap: President Trump Continues Assault on Media at CPAC: ‘They Make Up Sources’ (Video)
Justin Baragona / Mediaite: ‘The Clinton News Network is One’: Trump Takes Shot at CNN For Being ‘Bad at Polling’
Hiroko Tabuchi / @hirokotabuchi: Biased? Probably. Oppositional? Maybe. Essential? In theory. The enemy? Not so much. A must-read from @melbournecoal http://www.nytimes.com/...
@nytimes: Many believe the news media is often unfair to Trump. But they won't go so far as to label the press an “enemy.” http://www.nytimes.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Sydney Ember / @melbournecoal: Most Americans do not agree with Trump that the media is “the enemy.” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Connor Ennis / @ennisnyt: Most Americans don't think the media is the enemy but, @melbournecoal writes, they're still not crazy about it http://www.nytimes.com/...
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
On Monday, Dan Abrams will debut a new online video channel that expands on LawNewz with live coverage of trials and other court hearings — It's Court TV meets Cheddar TV with the coming trials of Aaron Hernandez and War Machine on tap. — Dan Abrams, ABC News' chief legal analyst …
Discussion: The Verge, Mashable, @jonsteinberg, @danabrams, @imheatherhansen, @joepompeo, @bethkaras, LawNewz and @eriqgardner
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge: New online network will stream high-profile court cases live
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: The next major trial will stream online on the LawNewz Network
@jonsteinberg: “It's Court TV meets Cheddar TV with the coming trials of Aaron Hernandez and War Machine on tap.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ... via @thr
Dan Abrams / @danabrams: Very excited about this big new launch! via @THR http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ... @law_newz
Heather Hansen / @imheatherhansen: Beyond thrilled to be working with the amazing team @law_newz #AaronHernandez & War Machine trials start next week! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: .@danabrams is launching a new thing: “Court TV meets Cheddar TV” via @THR http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Beth Karas / @bethkaras: Glad to be back doing analysis of gavel to gavel #trial coverage. Congratulations to @danabrams and @law_newz Network. https://twitter.com/...
Dan Abrams / LawNewz: New Live Trial Video Network Coming From LawNewz
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How The New York Times' confidential tips page works: 50-100 tips per day, about half possibly newsworthy and distributed right away while protecting identity — Having worked for The Guardian team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Edward Snowden stories, Gabriel Dance knows the importance of anonymous tips.
Discussion: @trevortimm, @ashleyfeinberg, @poynter, @jacklgoldsmith, @porter_anderson and @runasand
Trevor Timm / @trevortimm: The @NYTimes is getting 50-100 tips a day through its secure contact page, which includes @SecureDrop and Signal. http://www.poynter.org/... http://twitter.com/...
Ashley Feinberg / @ashleyfeinberg: how quaintpic.twitter.com/gMXK8lqe8q
@poynter: The New York Times gets between 50-100 tips per day using its new-ish page: http://www.poynter.org/...
Jack Goldsmith / @jacklgoldsmith: I wonder what percentage are info ops by foreign governments and other interests. Cf. DNC hack. http://www.lawfareblog.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Porter Anderson / @porter_anderson: Media: @nytimes' online tips page takes 50 to 100 tips daily, 50% potentially newsworthy. @BenMullin http://www.poynter.org/... @Poynter
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
The Associated Press sues Laura Ingraham's website LifeZette, seeking $49K+ for unpaid content licensing fees — The Associated Press filed a lawsuit against LifeZette, the Laura Ingraham-helmed website, seeking more than $49,000 in allegedly unpaid licensing fees, penalties, and interest.
Discussion: @zoetillman and The Intercept
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Nielsen: £5.27B spent on TV ads in 2016 with digital businesses spending record £639M; Amazon increased spend by 28% to £34.3M — Comparison sites and Amazon boost spending on the small screen - but Google and Facebook cut campaigns — Digital businesses- online …