The war between the White House and the media has come to a head.
Former Press Secretaries have tweeted that they support ending live coverage of press briefings. Current Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders put on an elaborate show at a briefing — performance art just for Donald Trump. CNN’s Jim Acosta has gotten downright testy with Sean Spicer. And Wednesday?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before– but the @WhiteHouse is prohibiting live video and audio of today’s press briefing.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 28, 2017
We’re sick of it. It is clearly a game for Donald Trump and his lackeys. But we’re not the only ones exhausted from their nonsense. When Brian Stelter tweeted the above, there’s no way he could have been prepared for the onslaught of replies.
— JBirdVegas (@JBird_Vegas) June 28, 2017
— Gregg Chadwick (@greggchadwick) June 28, 2017
That’s because they don’t have a fake CNN expose to promote. The war on the Fourth Estate continues. Just turn on the cameras.
— Chris Brodeur (@iowafilmbuff) June 28, 2017
CNN’s Don Lemon urges media to ‘turn the cameras on,’ disobey ‘blackballing’ White House https://t.co/eC7QfIDQpd
— DaithiLife (@daithilife) June 28, 2017
Turn on the cameras, @whca
— Sigrid Ellis (@sigridellis) June 28, 2017
Turn the cameras on. What’s with the secrecy? This is America. Land of the free and home of the brave. We shouldn’t be hiding from anything!
— John Simms (@rockuntildawn) June 28, 2017
The media need to either turn on the cameras and recorders or just not go.
— Truly S. Resists (@hotincleveland) June 28, 2017
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Turn on your cameras and film the reaction. Get arrested. Explain to America why this is bad.
— Smart Donald Trump (@LoserInChief) June 28, 2017
And the sentiment that covered many more reactions…
Pretty simple: either grow a pair and turn on the cameras, or walk out. https://t.co/sF6UwaJyBe
— Casper Dean (@PencesAngryEyes) June 28, 2017
We all want to know the answer, Brian: Why haven’t the press just turned the cameras on anyway? Failing to do so demonstrates a lack of faith that America can understand the importance of recording what the White House says and does. I think some of these tweets should restore that faith.
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