Donald Trump and his campaign often bars Reporters from his events. It seems if the Reporter writes anything negative about Trump, they have their credentials pulled.
But, it looks like Trump won't have the same pull at the GOP convention.
“If a Trump employee told me that I had to credential or had to blacklist someone, I would not listen,” Robert Zatkowski, director of the House Periodical Press Gallery, told The Huffington Post.
“The parties have designated the galleries to credential the media because we’re an impartial arbitrator,” Zatkowski said. “This is what we do on Capitol Hill.”
Zatkowski said no one from the Trump campaign, or any other, has urged the galleries to deny credentials for July’s Republican National Convention.
HuffPo writes that that should come as a relief to some of the news organizations that have been barred from Trump’s rallies and speeches. The Trump campaign’s severe restrictions on the media have been unprecedented, including denying press credentials, at times, to The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, Fusion, Univision, The Des Moines Register, National Review and Mother Jones.
Trump’s team has also targeted individual journalists, as when it ejected a New York Times reporter who’d written an article critical of the candidate’s Iowa field operation. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, once threatened to blacklist a CNN reporter for leaving the campaign’s designated “press pen.” In another instance, Lewandowski grabbed reporter Michelle Fields, then of Breitbart, as she was trying to ask Trump a question.
Speaking of.... has anyone heard from Michelle Fields lately?