The increasingly irrational and authoritarian regime of SCROTUS Trump has ended the traditional daily White House press conferences, and when they do bother to have one, they’ve now forbidden there to be audio or video recording or broadcasting.
Can’t make this shit up.
CNN “protested” this yesterday by sending in their courtroom artist to do sketches of the press conference. No doubt they they thought this was cute.
Some have asked why they don’t record and broadcast the press conference anyway and let the White House physically force them to turn off the cameras and to physically expel them from the grounds – then sue on First Amendment grounds all the way to the Supreme Court. Maybe NBC, ABC, CBS, Reuters, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, London Times, and all of the other members of the legitimate journalistic media could join the protest. (Who’s missing from that list, and why, is left as an exercise to the reader.)
Nah, that will never happen. That requirement for integrity and courage always kills those sorts of deals.
So, if we want video and audio of the White House press conference, I suggest that CNN ask the Russian government for their recordings.