The New York Daily News teased its Saturday news cover on Friday night: “FREEDOM FROM THE PRESS,” the headline read, a spin on the phrase, “freedom of the press,” which is outlined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The Daily News cover has the word “of” conspicuously crossed out.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 25, 2017
The cover reflects on the White House’s move to block some news organisations from a White House press gaggle on Friday.
The block prompted the Associated Press and Time Magazine to boycott the briefing in protest. White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason issued a statement, saying the board would be discussing the matter with White House staff.
CNN’s Jake Tapper slammed the White House’s block on Friday, calling the White House’s actions “un-American.” The White House is “taking the next step in attempting to avoid checks and balances and accountability,” Tapper said.
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