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  • President Donald Trump gestures during a speech aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, on July 22, 2017.

    Will cameras be turned back on at WH briefings?

    Dan Pfeiffer, former senior advisor to Obama, says the cameras in the White House press briefings will turn on as a sign that Scaramucci is "playing ball," until they'll curb access again, using it "as a stick to whack the press with."
  • Conway: Russia coverage is out of whack

    Kellyanne Conway tells CNN's Brian Stelter that she disagrees with the level of attention the media is giving to Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
  • Trump campaign senior advisor Boris Epshteyn arrives at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City.

    Are Sinclair's segments almost 'propaganda?'

    Sinclair's TV segments by former White House operative Boris Ephsteyn are "close to classic propaganda," Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik says. He highlights Sinclair's powerful connection through 173 stations across the U.S.
  • Press as opposition? Kurson and Stelter spar

    Ken Kurson asserts that "the press has assigned itself the chore of undoing the results of this election, which they simply don't accept." Brian Stelter and Tara Palmeri disagree. The role of a journalist is to be "critical, no matter who the president is," Palmeri says.
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    Are WH briefings now a waste of time?

    Non-answers are commonplace at the press briefings. But Jeff Mason, head of the White House Correspondents' Association, says the sessions are important both in principle and in practice. Ken Kurson disagrees, calling them "so canned."
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets fans tailgating outside Jack Trice Stadium before the start of the Iowa State University versus University of Iowa football game on September 12, 2015 in Ames, Iowa.

    Kurson says Trump 'connects' with people

    Ken Kurson spent time with President Trump on Saturday. He says journalists don't appreciate the fact that Trump is a "normal" person who "connects" with people. Brian Stelter suggests improved media accessibility would help share this with the public.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    White House's threats against reporters

    White House Correspondents Association president Jeff Mason and Politico's Tara Palmeri discuss the Trump administration's efforts to push back on hard-hitting coverage. Mason says the White House wanted the association to issue a statement criticizing one of Palmeri's stories. He refused to do so.


    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.