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Will Trump End the Media’s White House Daily Briefing?

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Is it hasta la vista, baby, for the venerable White House daily briefing for the media?

Way back there in 1955 James Hagerty, the press secretary for President Dwight Eisenhower, came to the conclusion that admitting television cameras to presidential press conferences Ike held in the Indian Treaty Room of the next-door to the White House Old Executive Office Building (now named for Eisenhower) was the future. Hagerty had one caveat, though. While Eisenhower would be on camera, the press conference would be filmed – not live. The reasoning was simple. If the President misspoke, the film could be edited before being released to the television networks. – READ MORE

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