Wow !!! Epa bans cnn - ap from pruitt speech !!!

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The Environmental Protection Agency blocked reporters from several news outlets from a national summit on Tuesday where Scott Pruitt, the agency's chief, was speaking.

Journalists from CNN, the Associated Press and the trade publication E&E were barred by the EPA from entering the event, which was focused on harmful chemicals in water. A handful of other reporters from other news organizations, however, were allowed inside the event for Pruitt's opening remarks after having been previously invited by the agency the day before.

In a statement, Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman, said the agency barred reporters from attending due to space limitations inside the venue. He said the EPA was able to accommodate only 10 reporters and that it provided a livestream "for those we could not accommodate."

"This was simply an issue of the room reaching capacity, which reporters were aware of prior to the event," Wilcox said.

A report published by The Hill, however, said a handful of seats in the press section remained vacant by the time Pruitt began speaking. Another reporter told Politico there were dozens of empty seats in the room, and a photo obtained by CNN also showed space for cameras.

Additionally, the Associated Press said in a story that one of its reporters, denied entry, was grabbed by security guards and forcibly shoved out of the building after asking to speak to an EPA public affairs person. A CNN photographer saw the female journalist being shoved out of the building by a uniformed guard, and the Associated Press journalist recounted the incident to CNN immediately after it took place.

A photo obtained by CNN shows room for additional cameras at the EPA summit.© Provided by CNN A photo obtained by CNN shows room for additional cameras at the EPA summit.
When reached by phone and asked about the Associated Press report, Wilcox declined to comment to CNN beyond his original statement, which said he was "unaware of the individual situation that has been reported."

CNN was also blocked from attending the summit. A CNN photographer was screened by security guards before the event and was waiting for an escort or further information. Wilcox arrived soon after and provided security with a list of news outlets and reporters, instructing them not to let anyone not on the list into the event. The CNN photographer then asked if he could enter the event and was told by security he couldn't.


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The Trump administation's war on the press and the truth is monumental.
 
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An AP reporter attempted to attend the meeting but was told she was not the invitation list. When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, security guards grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her out of the EPA building.
 
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That's not a 1st Amendment Issue. They are allowed to report as they see fit and had full access, just not live room access due to space constraints.

In a statement, Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman, said the agency barred reporters from attending due to space limitations inside the venue. He said the EPA was able to accommodate only 10 reporters and that it provided a livestream "for those we could not accommodate."


It seems like daily outrage over Trump for no real reason.
 
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That's not a 1st Amendment Issue. They are allowed to report as they see fit and had full access, just not live room access due to space constraints.

In a statement, Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman, said the agency barred reporters from attending due to space limitations inside the venue. He said the EPA was able to accommodate only 10 reporters and that it provided a livestream "for those we could not accommodate."


It seems like daily outrage over Trump for no real reason.
It seems you are the only one talking about Trump. Pruitt is a scumbag in his own right. How do AP have full access when physically ejected from the building?
 
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It seems you are the only one talking about Trump. Pruitt is a scumbag in his own right. How do AP have full acces when physically ejected from the building?
  • Access is not a 1st Amendment Issue
  • A Live Feed is Provided
  • They did not get into the pool of (10) prior


This is not a real issue.
 
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That's not a 1st Amendment Issue. They are allowed to report as they see fit and had full access, just not live room access due to space constraints.

In a statement, Jahan Wilcox, an EPA spokesman, said the agency barred reporters from attending due to space limitations inside the venue. He said the EPA was able to accommodate only 10 reporters and that it provided a livestream "for those we could not accommodate."


It seems like daily outrage over Trump for no real reason.
There were NO space constraints whatsoever. Photos showed there were DOZENS of empty seats. This is nothing less than an OUTRAGE. America is looking more and more like Nazi Germany every day. People who defend this kind of CRAP ought to be ASHAMED of themselves. That includes YOU.
 
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There were NO space constraints whatsoever. Photos showed there were DOZENS of empty seats. This is nothing less than an OUTRAGE. America is looking more and more like Nazi Germany every day. People who defend this kind of CRAP ought to be ASHAMED of themselves. That includes YOU.
I suppose you should go ahead and get all "OUTRAGED".

And then what?
 

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