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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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