Yeah, how dare those uppity reporters do their jobs!
Courtesy of WaPo:
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins was barred from a press event for reasons that don’t jibe with a free press. “I was blocked from attending an open press event here at the White House, because the White House did not like the questions I posed to President Trump earlier in the day during an event in the Oval Office with the president of the European Commission [Jean-Claude Juncker],” said Collins in discussing the situation with Blitzer on CNN’s air.
Here’s the transcript of the questions that Collins placed before the president:
COLLINS: Did Michael Cohen betray you, Mr. President?
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Thank you everybody.
COLLINS: Mr. President did Michael Cohen betray you?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We’re done, we’re done.
COLLINS: Mr. President are you worried about what Michael Cohen is going to say to persecutors?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let’s keep going.
COLLINS: Are you worried about what is on the other tapes, Mr. President?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep going. Thank you everybody.
TRUMP: Thank you very much.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep going. Thank you everybody. Let’s go. Come on guys. Thank you very much.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let’s go. We’re done, we’re gone. Let’s go.
COLLINS: Why has Vladimir Putin not accepted your invitation, Mr. President?
Those were the questions deemed too “inappropriate,” and which got this reporter banned from another Q and A later in the day.
Statement regarding CNN press access at today’s White House event. We demand better. pic.twitter.com/s4lSTcHVak
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) July 25, 2018
Essentially EVERY news outlet is coming out to defend Collins and CNN in response to this unprecedented attempt to undermine the 1st Amendment.
Including Trump’s own propaganda outlet.
“As a member of the white house press pool, FOX stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access” pic.twitter.com/Pv75Cs3a6l
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) July 25, 2018
Yeah, I don’t ever want to hear a conservative use the term “snowflake” again when talking about a liberal.
Not when their president is this thin-skinned.