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Ted Rall: Why It’s Dumb To Let Trump’s Media Ban Bother You [cartoon]

Ted Rall
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Up in arms about the White House banning major media outlets from one of Sean Spicer’s lame news briefings? Stop that. Ted Rall cartoon. Ted Rall cartoon.

aNewDomain — Everyone is still up in arms about the White House banning CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from briefings with Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer.

But media shouldn’t be attending such spoon-feeding events in the first place. This isn’t where you get news. It’s where you get spin. Whatever happened to real reporting?

Major news outlets including CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were banned from a recent White House press briefing with Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer. While most people are focusing on the fact that these outlets were banned for publishing things that displeased the White House, what about the fact that these guys shouldn't be attending such events in the first place? Whatever happened to real reporting?

For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.

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Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Based in New York, Ted Rall is aNewDomain's chief commentator and a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist. A Pulitzer nominee, Rall's latest book is the NYT bestselling book, Trump: A Graphic Biography.
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