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 News organizations blocked from White House media briefing, - CNN

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations.

Censor.NET reports citing CNN.

According to CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer's office.

At the same time, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

"This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House," CNN's statement reads.

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Reporters from The Associated Press, Time magazine and USA Today decided in the moment to boycott the briefing because of how it was handled. The White House Correspondents Association also protested the move.

On Friday, Trump turned his speech before a Conservative Political Action Conference into a full-throated attack on journalism, saying some reporters make up unnamed sources for "fake news" and again describing them as "the enemy" of the American people.

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