Seating the Press

After CNN’s Jim Acosta twice shouted over the reporter Trump had called on, Trump’s press secretary told him if he behaved inappropriately and disrespectfully again, he would lose his seat in the press pool.

Spicer also said he would “absolutely not” kick out news groups for critical coverage.

No so Barack Obama.

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In 2008, three reporters lost their seats on the Obama campaign plane because they worked for papers  — Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — that had endorsed McCain.

The Obama campaign said it was about a shortage of seats, but non-news rags like Ebony, Jet, and Glamour got to keep their seats.

Sean Spicer: I Told CNN’s Jim Acosta If He Behaves Like That Again I’ll Have Him Removed [1:28]

Sources:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/12/flashback-obama-booted-reporters-from-conservative-papers-off-his-plane-in-08/

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=6156794&page=1

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