White House Issues New Restrictions On Press Access

Slate reports:

The White House imposed new rules on reporters’ press access that some journalists say may disqualify “almost the entire White House press corps.” The White House press office implemented a new policy this week that aims at cutting down the number of journalists who can have a “hard pass,” a two-year press pass that allows reporters entry to the White House grounds.

Dana Milbank, who has covered the White House for over 21 years, wrote that he had his press pass revoked this week via email. “I’m not the only one. I was part of a mass purge of ‘hard pass’ holders after the White House implemented a new standard that designated as unqualified almost the entire White House press corps, including all seven of The Post’s White House correspondents,” Milbank wrote.