CNN Finds Unusual Way to Cover Sean Spicer
With cameras banned, it sends courtroom sketch artist
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2017 5:30 AM CDT
A sketch of Sean Spicer by CNN's Bill Hennessy.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – The White House had another no-camera press briefing on Friday, and CNN found a unique way to give viewers a look. It sent veteran courtroom sketch artist Bill Hennessy to draw Sean Spicer as he briefed reporters. It was the third time this week the White House has banned cameras and audio from a briefing, notes the Washington Post, part of a rethinking of its press-room strategy. (Reporters are none too pleased.)

Jeff Mason of Reuters, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, met with Spicer and deputy press chief Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday to relay complaints about the new restrictions, reports TVNewser. When Spicer was asked about the matter, however, it didn't sound like changes were afoot. "I think it's great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies,” he said. “I don't think that the be-all and end-all is whether it's on television or not.”

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