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24 Feb 2017 – Fox News’ Shepard Smith: ‘CNN’s reporting was not fake news’

Trump Track Note : while this story isn’t a direct action taken by Trump or his administration, and the source is Entertainment Weekly, I feel Fox News defending CNN’s reporting is a worthwhile story for this site.  As President Donald Trump continued his attack on “fake news” Friday by blocking certain news organizations from an off-camera

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24 Feb 2017 – CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A

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24 Jan 2017 – Trump Bans EPA From Talking To Press, Posting On Social Media

President Donald Trump appears to have banned employees with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from speaking with reporters and posting updates on social media. According to the Associated Press, the social media ban is part of new restrictions at the EPA under Trump’s administration. Just a day before, the Huffington Post reported EPA grants had

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