White House Press Briefing Is Going Off-Camera, No Audio Broadcast Allowed

The White House press briefing dates back to the presidency of William McKinley, and it has become a hallmark of American politics.
The White House press briefing has seen better days.
This wasn’t the first time the White House had taken this step, but this month has brought an added twist.
Monday’s briefing — the White House termed it a “gaggle,” a more informal set-up, though it took place in a format much like a briefing — was likewise off-camera, with audio broadcasting forbidden.
In response to networks like CNN that decided to broadcast audio of the briefing, even without a visual to accompany, the White House barred attendees from doing that, too.

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