The media has continued to go after the Trump administration… and the Trump administration has continued to fight back. But this time, the administration came up with something that will significantly weaken the power of the Washington, D.C. press pool. And the media is not going to like it, one little bit.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has spoken up about the dishonesty of the mainstream media, saying, “I think there’s an overall frustration, when you turn on the television… you’re continually told it’s not big enough, it’s not good enough, you can’t win.”
Spicer then announced that they had installed four seats in the press room that would be connected to computers, allowing reporters from outside Washington, D.C. to participate in press conferences and ask questions via Skype. No longer can the Washington, D.C. press pool control the narrative.
“Beginning later this week, I’m excited to announce that we’re going to have four ‘Skype seats’ right here in the briefing room,” Spicer explained. “This will open up the briefing to… journalists from around the country, who may not have the convenience or funding to travel to Washington. I think this can benefit us all by giving a platform to voices that are not necessarily based here in the Beltway.”