by Alex Christoforou
The White House
has refused to send its
surrogates onto CNN shows,
effectively icing out CNN
from Trump administration press
Trump has taken the
war against CNN "fake news" to the next level.
Politico is reporting that the Trump White House will not allow
its staff and surrogates to appear on CNN, and will instead go to,
"places where we think it makes sense
to promote our agenda."
official… according to a note from Politico, the White House has confirmed that surrogates of the
Trump administration will no longer appear
on CNN and will opt to go
"places where we think it
makes sense to promote our agenda."
"We're sending surrogates to
places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,"
said a White House official, acknowledging that CNN is not
such a place, but adding that the ban is not permanent.
A CNN reporter,
speaking on background, was more blunt:
The White House is trying to punish the network and force down
"They're trying to cull CNN
from the herd,"
the reporter said.
Before the liberal
left gets bent out of shape regarding the Trump Administration's
embargo of CNN, Obama's White House was also in a quasi-war with Fox
News when he was the POTUS…
unusual for a White House to tangle with certain outlets.
former official in President Barack Obama's office acknowledged
that they had their "battles with Fox," and that there may have
been some times where,
"we sent people on other
networks and not on Fox."
But as a general rule, the
official said, officials would go on the network.
"I think, in my hazy
recollection is it would be unusual to do all [the networks]
except one. What drives that is sometimes amount of time
available to the person doing them,"
the official said.
"If they are stiffing CNN
intentionally, that is different than what normally
for Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for
Zerohedge further reports…
Of course, this
development should come as little surprise to anyone who has
been paying attention given that Trump has constantly blasted
CNN as a "Fake News" outlet ever since his heated exchange with
Jim Acosta at a press conference on January 11th.
But while the
Trump administration has refused to send surrogates on CNN talk
shows, Spicer has confirmed that the "Fake News" outlet won't be
frozen out of press briefings.
Speaking at an
event at George Washington University on Monday, Spicer pointed
out that he's answered CNN's questions in the regular daily
briefings but also noted that he's,
"not going to sit around
and engage with people who have no desire to actually get