White House reporters criticize Sean Spicer after press briefing again held off-camera

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In the minute that followed, Spicer never answered the question.

CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta is absolutely beside himself that the White House now allows conservatives to ask questions during official press briefings - so much so, in fact, that Acosta is stunned that such a terrible thing could happen in a free country. On CNN, the reporter has accused the President Donald Trump's staff of eroding important traditions.

The assumption was that the new administration would start blocking the press and not allow himself or his White House to be held accountable.

The lack of televised press briefings represents a complete reversal of the White House's previous attitude toward briefings.

Tuesday's briefing, set for 2 p.m., was to occur on camera and feature Spicer and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, per a White House advisory.

On Wednesday, former CNN chief Walter Isaacson said, contrary to what many of his peers in the political and media establishment think, on-camera White House briefings could be "cut back".

TheWhite House continues it's most recent antic: Shutting out the press and the public.

The New York Times reported on that effort, as well as grumbling from other members of the press corps, but The Washington Post reported this week that grumbling is all that's happened - at least so far.

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"Will someone, anyone, step up and end these distressing displays of White House dysfunction and disregard for the obligation of the presidency to provide citizens with some sense of truthful information and accountability?" he wrote.

Of course, not every "reporter" is an enemy and not every "outlet" peddles fake news, according to the administration.

Acosta finished off his series of tweets by saying video coverage of the briefing was, "outlawed".

Then again, this is also the administration that gave a press pass to the right-wing conspiracy website Infowars - O'Keefe looks practically mainstream in comparison.

"Just don't have them", Trump told Fox News in May.

"Maybe we should turn the cameras on", he responded.

When Mitchell appeared like she was trying to get Isaacson to push for more on-camera briefings, Isaacson said, "I'm going to say something that's heretical". This is likely a comment related to a suggestion the press secretary made recently that he believes that reporters sometimes ask questions in order to try to cause a scene so they can become YouTube stars.

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