"Even on those occasions when cameras are allowed in the briefings, White House spokespeople regularly refuse to answer questions by claiming ignorance on a host of topics including those that a seventh grade civics class could have anticipated".
We support no live TV coverage of WH briefing. It's a trend that has many reporters ruffled, and on Monday, CNN's Jim Acosta and other reporters called him out on it. "Unfortunately, they seem to be taking things from the Supreme Court playbook", she said, referring to the Supreme Court's long-standing ban on cameras during oral arguments or judicial reading of decisions. That frustration came to a head on Monday when press secretary Sean Spicer held yet another off-camera briefing, forbidding news outlets to televise the Q & A session. There was reason to believe that with so much controversy and scandal flowing out of the White House, that his was not an empty threat. "Look at the number of questions that get asked over and over again just so a reporter can get a clip of themselves saying something or yelling at someone". Acosta said. "You are a taxpayer-funded spokesman for the United States government". Not only has this begun to upset the press corp, but it has also reportedly caused some alarm among a few Trump surrogates according to an article by The Hill aptly titled: "Press briefing crackdown worries Trump allies". "I think we found that it wasn't really necessary". He - and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders - tend to be extremely terse when answering questions and, when asked about President Trump's view on a particular issue, often insist they simply haven't asked the president. "Talk to the camera and that voter in MI, talk to them directly".
When Mitchell appeared like she was trying to get Isaacson to push for more on-camera briefings, Isaacson said, "I'm going to say something that's heretical". The fight also allows reporters to argue even further that the media should take an adversarial role with politicians to hold them accountable, and that anything less than full transparency is a danger to an informed public.
Cosby calls for mistrial as jury remains deadlocked
He says he gave her an over-over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine to help her relax and that the encounter was consensual. After almost 40 hours of deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Judge Steven O'Neill sent jurors home at 9 p.m.
The source who consults the administration agreed.
"There's a video circulating now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know".