Trump Begins Shutting Down Media, Bans Non-Friendly Orgs From WH

Donald Trump has escalated his war on the media.

After vowing to 'do something' about the media earlier today, he is now blocking journalism organizations based on whether they write positive news about him.

In today's White House press briefing, he chose to only allow a few organizations, such as Breitbart, to attend.

This morning, during Donald Trump's speech to the conservative gathering CPAC, the President spoke of his plans, and his accomplishments.

But there was one thing that Trump said that sent a chill down the spine of the press. And here it is.

It doesn't represent the people, it never will represent the people and we're going to do something about it.

Trump and his cronies, like Steve Bannon, have made a lot of attacks at journalists over the last several months, but few have been as direct and as striking as saying "we're going to do something about" the press.

Over the past few weeks, Trump has ramping up his attacks on the press -- so much so that many renowned people have become extremely concerned.

Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who took down Nixon for Watergate was one of them.

This week, Bernstein started to draw comparisons between Nixon and Trump, like this one: "no president, including Nixon, so ignorant of facts and disdains fact in way [Donald Trump] does.

PEOTUS create/thrives in truth free zone." Bernstein also wrote "real news (not fake) is that [Donald Trump] trying to make conduct of press the issue instead of egregious (and unhinged) conduct of POTUS."

Of course, the crowd at CPAC loved Trump's words -- especially when he pointed out the "Clinton News Network," CNN. He also called nearly every mainstream news outlet "fake news," except for Fox News.

At one point during the speech, Trump did talk about the First Amendment.

But most of that talk revolved around the idea that he is using his First Amendment rights to attack the media -- instead of the media's First Amendment rights.

After the speech, many journalists expressed their horror at Trump's "we're going to do something" statement. What does Trump intend? Is it just bluster, or is he really planning to "do something" about the media?

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