TV Networks Team Up Against Trump's Press Restrictions
The five largest news networks are teaming up to push back against Donald Trump's campaign staffers restricting journalists' access at his rallies.By Grant Suneson | November 23, 2015
Donald Trump’s presidential bid has been dominating the media over the past few months, but not only in terms of coverage. His staffers are allegedly dictating where journalists can and can’t go during his rallies. Now the five largest TV outlets want to put a stop to it.
The Washington Post reported that representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox all had a conference call about Trump’s camp putting media members in “pens,” which prevents them from interacting with any supporters at Trump’s campaign events.
A news executive told Politico, "The effort in the Trump campaign is to limit any kind of interaction between our reporters and the people attending the Trump events. So we'd like to have some access to folks.”