White House Blocks CNN, The New York Times, Politico and The Hill From Friday’s Press Briefing

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Several news organizations were barred Friday from attending a White House press briefing, including CNN, The New York Times, Politico and The Hill.

(WFTV) – Several news organizations were barred Friday from attending a White House press briefing, including CNN, The New York Times, Politico and The Hill.

The Hill reported that the blocked organizations also included the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed News, the Daily Mail, BBC News and the New York Daily News.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer decided against holding a traditional press briefing on Friday afternoon in favor of a smaller question-and-answer session known as a “gaggle,” according to The Hill.

Spicer allowed several conservative-leaning news outlets to attend the gaggle, along with the major television news networks. Among the groups granted entry to the question-and-answer session were Breitbart News, the One America News Network and the Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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