An obscure reporter named Ksenija Pavlovic live-streamed an audio recording of the White House press briefing on Wednesday, in defiance of WH rules banning live video and audio coverage.
The Trump administration recently ended on-camera briefings after leftist reporters routinely hijacked the event to get their 15 minutes of fame or used them to take cheap shots at President Trump on live TV.
CNN’s Jim Acosta is the most egregious example of this, having interrupted more than one White House press briefing in a bid to become a YouTube star.
Spicer rips whiny reporters over new presser rules: No more ‘performance art’ for wannabe 'YouTube stars’ https://t.co/2m7rqOTRiN
— Evat1010 (@evat101010) June 22, 2017
Ksenija Pavlovic — who reports for her self-named “media” outfit Pavlovic Today — tweeted the audio. That’s the thanks the egalitarian Trump White House gets for allowing obscure “media outlets” to attend their briefings.
Pavlovic was born in the former Yugoslavia, according to her Wikipedia page, which she obviously created and edited herself.
Rinky-dink outfits like Pavlovic’s generally were not allowed under the Obama WH, which gave preference to media giants like CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and network news.
Predictably, anti-Trump leftists hailed Pavlovic as a “patriot” and a “hero” for defying the Trump White House and streaming her dull audio recordings. Imagine a scenario where you go to a foreign country, attend a press briefing at the president’s house, cavalierly break the rules, and then brag about it on social media.
Historically, the White House press briefing was a pro forma event where no news was ever broken. Fox News’ Brit Hume — who covered the White House under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton — said he often skipped the briefings, and so did many of his colleagues back in the day.
The Obama White House rarely televised their briefings (and no one complained). But the media realized they were ratings cash cows under President Trump, so many reporters keep agitating for them to be televised again. Given this latest stunt, it’s unlikely the Trump White House will yield.
Meanwhile, Ksenija Pavlovic’s stunt drew the scorn of law-abiding citizens.
They should bar you from future press attendance. Hope they
— Betty Owens (@BTOisme) July 20,
Your blatant disrespect for the Whitehouse needs to be met with
a revocation of your press credentials
— Sassy (@sassylassee) July 20,
Because grownups follow the rules even when they don’t
like them. This idiot hopefully just lost her press privileges.
Hunn (@Phunn0108) July 20,
It's unfortunate some people just can't follow the rules. Must be a liberal Should be barred from future W.H. briefings @ksenijapavlovic
— Todd T. Simon (@toddTsimon) July 20, 2017
@ksenijapavlovic you are perfect example of why MSM and WH will not get along. You break the rules and think you are above it. No integrity.
— Race Bannon (@RaceBannon16) July 20, 2017
Plain wrong. I hope they never let you back in the white house.
Shameful integrity. And I would say the same no matter who was
— Jean-Luc Ruse (@jeanlucruse) July 20,
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