The Daily Wire posted an article today about the disinviting of Kaitlan Collins, a White House correspondent for CNN, to a Rose Garden press conference. The media would have you believe that Ms. Collins is being censored for asking the wrong questions or that CNN was barred from the Rose Garden press conference. Neither is true.
The article reports what actually happened:
But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders offered a very different account.
“At the conclusion of a press event in the Oval Office a reporter shouted questions and refused to leave despite repeatedly being asked to do so,” Sanders said in a statement. “Subsequently, our staff informed her she was not welcome to participate in the next event, but made clear that any other journalist from her network could attend.”
When you are asked to leave the Oval Office, it is wise to do so.
The article concludes:
Just as fellow CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been doing since Day 1 of the Trump administration, Collins is clearly trying to get famous by being “tough” on the president. But she’s not being tough, she’s being rude. Ask a question, maybe two, then get out.
So now, that’s a new tactic by the press: Get into the Oval, then simply refuse to leave.
When Trump tires of the tactic (he will) and bars the entire press corps from his office, the MSM will be up in arms.
And when that happens, they should, perhaps, direct some of their ire toward Collins and Acosta. There’s a way to do the job, a very difficult job, without being rude. Give it a try, White House press corps, you just might like it.
We need Emily Post to educate the press corps on basic manners. They seem to have forgotten or never learned them.