Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The clock may have just run out on the White House press corps

Jennifer Palmieri, who served as White House communications director from 2013 to 2015 and was communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, writes in the Washington Post.
"When I was White House communications director for President Barack Obama I would warn the White House press corps that they were living on borrowed time.
"At the Obama White House, we often chose to go outside regular channels to communicate with the American public. Still, we respected the institutional importance of the press corps and the importance of engaging with journalists dedicated to covering the president day in and day out.
"But in a digital age, with the proliferation of communication platforms, the media was eventually going to need a better answer for why 50 or so reporters deserved daily access to the White House — access not available to other outlets and the general public.

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