Skip to comments.Chanel Rion of OANN returns to White House briefing in defiance of correspondents’ association — and at the White House’s invitation
Posted on 04/02/2020 7:05:44 PM PDT by McGruff
A cable news correspondent who has been barred from White House briefings by a journalists organization said Thursday she had been explicitly invited by President Trumps press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, and plans to continue covering the daily sessions.
Chanel Rion, who works for the Trump-friendly One America News Network, made the remarks on the air Thursday amid a standoff with the White House Correspondents Association over her repeated appearances in the small briefing room on days when it was not her organizations turn to attend. Hours later, she showed up to the briefing for the third consecutive day.
Rion said Grisham had signed off on her presence, despite a strict seat rotation established during the coronavirus crisis to thin the usual crowd and keep reporters and officials including Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at a safe distance from one another.
Her comments suggest that top White House officials, including Trump himself, may have granted special approval to OANN. Its unlikely that Grisham would have approved such an extraordinary breach of the access rules without Trumps knowledge or assent.
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Rion is a good offset to all the juvenile hostility from the Dem operatives.
Someone has to ask real questions.
The rest of those idiots sure can’t.
The Cartel needs to be broken.
Trump is the penultimate multi level/layer multitasker.
Winning so much.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Good. My immediate reaction on this in an earlier post, after seeing the press association board member list, was that they had 10 Leftist media organizations represented, kicking out the only right wing reporter. And that what should happen is the Press Secretary should put her in the pool permanently, to Hades with this Leftist press organization. Trump shouldn’t even be involved.
Very glad to see that’s what is happening.
Liberal activist cartel foiled.
It’s only right. Chanel Rion is the only legitimate journalist in attendance at those press briefings AFAIC.
HA!!! In your faces, enemedia!!
Eff the WHCA. Part of the problem.
CNN is not airing the briefing, so why is Acosta there?
Thank you very much, President Trump!
The White House scrum of “correspondents” [when did they stop calling themselves reporters?] need a role model.
The cluck-clucking Hens in what they consider to be their House object to the presence of a Fox?
"Rion is a good offset to all the juvenile hostility from the Dem operatives."
Benny boy democrat media manglers know when they're outclassed.
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