You might remember there was a small flap back in June when President Trump held a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the White House Rose Garden. CNN’s Jim Acosta found his seat in the back row and said he felt as though he’d been put in “time out.”
CNN's Jim Acosta just said he felt like CNN was put in "timeout" during Rose Garden news conference. Placed in the far back row. #POTUS
— Edward Lawrence (@EdwardLawrence) June 9, 2017
Well, it seems to have happened again Tuesday during a joint presser with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Playboy’s White House correspondent snapped a photo to show CNN and MSNBC both relegated to the second-to-last row.
I am not saying that they are punishing MSNBC and CNN. What I am saying is that they are in the last two rows of the foreign press section. pic.twitter.com/QeSoJ5qAOD
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) October 17, 2017
Are we supposed to feel … anything … about this? Someone help us out.
This is what happens when you suck. https://t.co/HmViZRoYYH
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) October 17, 2017
There you go.
They earned that level of respect https://t.co/FURxt2GrzC
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) October 17, 2017
Where fake news belongs https://t.co/IFfyEWvxfB
— Google "CNN,175,Sue" (@NolteNC) October 17, 2017
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) October 17, 2017
Only liberal morons or they're proxies, inept at their jobs, would whine about where they're sitting. https://t.co/W6q3jgTCC4
— Erik Johnson (@undejj) October 17, 2017
— Time to #MAGA (@JBaker31826004) October 17, 2017
They both belong in the last row or better yet standing behind the seats https://t.co/WNft0Fwgs4
— chrisgreenb1980 (@chrisgreenb1980) October 17, 2017
They should be out back by the dumpsters. Where they belong. https://t.co/FL5fILkUOj
— BlueReaganite (@ThinBlueLR) October 17, 2017
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) October 17, 2017
Journalists really don’t realize just how badly they’ve damaged their brand, do they?
So what's the problem? https://t.co/q1myd2e6KY
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) October 17, 2017
The belief that you think you DESERVE to be more in the front is part of the problem. You're not all that https://t.co/Q5gfRsTVLd
— Jeb Bos (@BigJebBos) October 17, 2017
The front is for the reporters that actually have an audience. https://t.co/RmAf9CqRur
— David Starsky (@Dogtownz) October 17, 2017
CNN looks on the bright side.
Hey, at least we got an aisle seat. https://t.co/mTnm8LUObF
— Jeremy Harlan (@jerharlanCNN) October 17, 2017
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BUTTHURT ALERT: Reporters are mad at White House seating assignments for today’s presser with Romania’s president https://t.co/0XFK0gSEKt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 9, 2017