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Should the White House press briefing take place on-camera?

Many condemned the decision to ban cameras from the White House press briefing room during Sean Spicer's tenure as an assault on the free press. While the White House did hold an on-camera briefing July 23, its first in nearly three weeks, critics say it's a transparency issue and briefings from the White House should be made public. Others think reporters are making too big a deal out of the change, or say this White House doesn't owe the press any cooperation. What do you think?🚫 📰  🎥 

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The White House press corps has been furious about the changes. Sometimes they have been told they cannot even broadcast audio of the briefing. CNN's Jim Acosta was particularly incensed:

“If they’re getting to this point where he’s not going to answer questions or go on camera or have audio, why are we even having these briefings or gaggles in the first place?”
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Others think the media are exaggerating their oppression. While the White House press briefing has existed since the 1930s, it's only been televised since the Clinton years. The Trump administration has the right to make changes.

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Others are not surprised by the change, given the contentious relationship between the administration and the media.

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Others say is shameful for the White House to limit access to public information, and they are only banning cameras because the briefings are going so badly for them.

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New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci seemed to come out in favor of on-camera briefings.

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And the reason for the off-camera briefings was perhaps not quite so nefarious; some reports say Spicer just didn't want to be yelled at by his boss for his poor performances during them.

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