Conservative News Reporter Booted from White House Briefing
We’ve seen liberal reporters act like idiots a million times during press briefings, but this time there was a conservative reporter for one of the best conservative news outlets who was acting inappropriately during a press briefing.
Chanel Rion from One America News Network has been on rotation for the briefings as they have been enforcing social distancing and therefore limiting the number of reporters in the room.
Rion has been disregarding the rules and has been attending and standing in the back of the room.
This goes against a guideline released in a statement from the WHCA Board.
“As you are all aware, the WHCA issued a policy last month to restrict seating in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to comply with CDC guidelines on social distancing.
Under this policy, we have asked reporters who don’t have a seat not to attend press briefings. We appreciate all your cooperation as we do our part to ensure the safety of the White House press corps and White House staff during this difficult time.
We are writing to inform you that the WHCA Board has voted this evening to remove a news outlet from the rotation for a seat in the briefing room. We did this because a reporter for this outlet twice attended press briefings in contravention of this policy.
We do not take this action lightly. This is a matter of public safety.”
So the was kicked out of the press briefing, but she’s already back.
President Trump picked on One America News’ Chanel Rion one day after the White House Correspondents’ Association removed her news organization from the briefing room rotation after she violated social distancing rules.
‘You had one in the back please?’ Trump said, calling on Rion, who for the third day row was standing in the back.
Rion didn’t pitch a softball at Trump, instead asking the president and Jared Kushner about some of the data being collected on supplies needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Mr. President you just enacted the [Defense Production Act] on ventilators and masks, are there any signals from across the country that might indicate there are other things besides masks and ventilators that are slowly rising in terms of need,’ she asked. ‘Like hand sanitizer, for instance.’