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The White House’s New Press Strategy Has Reporters Furious

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Reporters are growing infuriated with the White House’s new press strategy designed to make them look ridiculous, a Thursday profile reveals.

The White House is adopting a new approach to the way that it handles press briefings with the hopes of messing with reporters, CNN reported.

The approach works like this: the White House will host a public briefing one day and then cancel their briefings for the next few days, causing outrage from media outlets and their reporters. When the anger over a lack of press briefings builds up, the White House will host an off-camera briefing and continue the process all over again.

Reporters have grown furious with this method as they are continually worked up into a frenzy over the White House’s constant changes to the press briefings, how they are conducted and the lack of answers from Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

“When will @PressSec provide the promised answers?” ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl tweeted. “I’ve asked. Still waiting for a response.”

Others are angrier about the off-camera press briefings that the White House hosts, tweeting in frustration about the lack of public access, another part of the administration’s plan to drive reporters crazy.

“The WH is holding what is essentially a normal briefing in the briefing room but they aren’t allowing cameras to record what’s being said,” CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted Thursday when the White House hosted an off-camera briefing. “The reason why is that YOUR government doesn’t want YOU to see and hear what they’re doing. In the United States of America.”

Another reporter expressed anger at how the off-camera briefings are set up.

“On the days when you come out here and there is not a camera, could you please ask the president to be ever so kind and step up here and answer some questions for us on that day?” he asked Spicer Monday.

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  • MatFan

    I like the idea that White House press briefings will no longer be a televised circus used by these so-called reporters.

  • Boommach

    Seems to me most of the media news stars have been “furious” since November.

  • lechevre

    Run the press briefings on a lottery system. Each reporter is assigned a number and all those numbers go into a basket like picking a number at a bingo game. The number picked, assigned to that reporter gets to ask ONE question, no follow-up question.
    That is the fair way and it takes seniority out of the briefing room. Its a new way and worth a try.

  • Bob_Ingersoll

    You reap what you sow.

  • Green Libertarian

    I think the WH swimming pool should be restored. Its history is much more interesting than what goes on at those press briefings. Case in point: JFK swimming nude with some of his women. LBJ and Billy Graham skinny dipping in the pool. LBJ swimming nude while planning or ordering the Gulf of Tonkin false flag. Yes, that space that call the press room has a more interesting history than anything the pseudo-journalists have to report. Restore the WH swimming pool!

  • Gray Nash

    Revoke CNN, now you can really be mad and everybody can just point and laugh.

  • rogleecam

    Things might change when you start reporting truth instead of lies. CNN= CrankyNumbNuts.

  • ThreeOhSix

    If Spicer walked in, admitted Russian collusion and handed them all a truffle, they’d still be furious.

  • meir

    Why is it only CNN which is furious.. Other news organisations are more or less fine.. CNN trying to be the ring leader of WH press corp…

  • AZWarrior

    The press briefings without cameras is to discourage reporters making self serving speeches and encourages questions. Simple. If the press acted like news media, then this would not be necessary. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ce446ecfbcf261a0accb2277c1d2b887dfc76fc2002fc5390479ed3835e5db1.gif

  • Sir_Tanly

    Hey media … you are present at the convenience of the administration. You’ve forgotten who you work for (us) and who does NOT work for you (the administration).

    The White House doesn’t have to address you AT ALL.

    Be nice or we’ll take away your paper, too.

  • Malcolm

    As a compensation Trump will tweet a bit more, lol.

  • BoomerJAZZ78

    Humility, a character trait unknown to reporters, would serve them well. None of those pricks is President. Not one of those arrogant pricks could win an election; therefore, not one of them gets to set the rules. Neither Trump nor Spicer is inclined to quake because those arrogant pricks have access to a byline or a mic. Piss on them.

  • 8675310

    Like Barnum and Bailey, the circus has ended.

  • Pyrthroes

    Take my narrative, puh-leeze.

    Sympathies here lie entirely with Spicer and with Trump. First, who needs grandstanding videos of these arm-waving schlumpfs; and second, objective or even rational “reporting” has been honored in the breach by these caterwauling hate-mongers for well-nigh fifty years.

    Recall the line from “1776” (played 1969 – ’72), rescinding a Continental Congress Member’s rum allowance: “You’ve abused the privilege.”

  • philnmdg

    This is so great. Make them sweat before you get them back into shape. These press briefings are nothing more than gotcha politics and a showcase for the media.

  • Meadowbrook

    Me too, they need to report, not be “stars” of the briefing. Acosta is a whiny loser.

  • David Ready

    WH could invite press, call it Friday PressPool, aka known as the cesspool. They could bring their dirty laundry, oops, they do that anyway.

  • democrat CockRoach

    I don’t think it’s the president’s job to cater to dumb lying arrogant snotty “liberal” fake journalists.

  • PJ London

    Could they restore Clinton’s Balling Alley as well?

  • k8

    LMFAO!! THIS IS HILARIOUS!! THE FAKE MEDIA CNN, ABC,CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ETC. BROUGHT THIS ON THEMSELVES! TRUMP IS WINNING! WINNING! WINNING!!!!!

  • Fred Chittenden

    It’s not like rocket science how changing their attitudes to less bias and more truth would result in better treatment. Apparently unbiased truthful reporting is beneath their dignity. So, in the meantime, they have the tweets, just like everyone else.

  • NazdaPokmov

    Well, if those crybabies don’t like it maybe they should go and get a REAL job instead. The WH can and will do whatever it wants to without them demanding their daily news briefings to mangle…….

  • Themighty Q

    “Reporters are growing infuriated with the White House’s new press strategy designed to make them look ridiculous.” They already are ridiculous; They are leftists/Dems.

  • Kate

    Faster too. I like it.

  • AZJim

    The legacy medias agenda is to pull a out contradiction between Spicer and the President so they have something to snivel about. If anyone thinks these moonbats care about actual news,that would make you a Hillary of Bernie supporter.

  • Patricia Dolan

    Allow only Alternative and Independent News!!!!! Good for Trump!!!!