CNN endures freeze from Trump administration

The Trump administration is freezing out CNN by denying them access to government spokespersons. The alleged intent is to reduce CNN’s ratings. As this story broke, the administration reversed itself by allowing CNN to interview a national security deputy. The administration denied its intent to freeze out CNN. (Politico, January 31, 2017, by Hadas Gold)

The possible thaw came after weeks that Trump advisers have been interviewed on Sunday shows of major networks but not CNN’s. Trump used Twitter to call CNN fake news. (Politico, February 1, 2017, by Hadas Gold)