Donald Trump’s Administration has taken another step toward becoming a full dictatorship by banning the BBC and several other ‘dishonest media’ from the White House’s daily briefing.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer excluded several major news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, from an untelevised media briefing on Friday, hours after President Donald Trump assailed coverage of his administration.
The President’s favourites far-right Breitbart, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Network, and even Turkish State Media were allowed to attend yesterday’s off-television briefing.
Which means Trump now respects Turkey’s press more than Britain’s.
Will the BBC really broadcast Trump shaking the Queen’s hand while its own reporters, unlike Turkey’s, are banned from participating in the White House’s Briefings?
Another national humiliation.
What about our Special Relationship?
By Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s own definition the United States is moving the US from democracy toward dictatorship:
As most of the Press have been critical of the White House’s use of alternative facts since day one, the White House Correspondent’s Dinner should be interesting this year:
The BBC and CNN among those excluded from an informal briefing, as the president's rift with media deepens.
The Guardian, New York Times, CNN and more were barred from ‘gaggle’ hours after Trump once again called much of the media an ‘enemy of American people’
The Daily Mail (including a list of who was and wasn’t invited):
CNN anchor Jake Tapper has hit out at the White House after media outlets were banned from attending an off-camera briefing on Friday.