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News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump


Added 11-12-17 11:54:05pm EST - “A photo of Trump awkwardly trying to execute a group handshake in Manila shows the value of an independent press” - Washingtonpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonpost.com: “News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MANILA — The fight over access between reporters and any White House can sometimes seem more like an exercise in First Amendment theory than practical reality: Is it really that important for the news media to get a glimpse of, say, a carefully choreographed photo op at an international summit before being led back out in a matter of minutes?

Actually, yes, it is, as New York Times photographer Doug Mills illustrated over three days on President Trump's trip to Asia.

On Friday, Mills was part of the small group of traveling “press pool” members shadowing Trump in Danang, Vietnam, when he tweeted a “photo” of a black box to protest the White House's decision to shut out the pool from any coverage of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meetings.

“This is what our coverage ... looks like today,” he wrote in the tweet. “Blank. No coverage.”

[New York Times photographer tweets ‘photo’ of black box to protest White House coverage blackout]

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