Monday, July 10, 2017

The Heavy Hand of the White House

The White House asked the White House Correspondents' Association to single out a reporter and criticize an article, WHCA President Jeff Mason said Monday evening.


"The White House has come to ask me specifically, asking me to intervene or criticize a news organization or a reporter… to release a statement criticizing a reporter’s story," Mason said, declining to elaborate further on when the ask was made or about what article.


"I think it's a reflection of frustration they have with the media and they've used the relationship with the board sometimes to take that out, just as we have raised our concern and frustrations with them," Mason said. "Part of that relationship has been drawing boundaries on what we do and don't do."

Mason said he didn't "equivocate," immediately declining the White House's request when they asked him to release a statement.


Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred questions to Mason and said she did not know what he was referring to.

Lame Liars are now in control of our government.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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