Accuracy in Media

The White House and the liberal mainstream media have had a contentious relationship since President Trump took office and the relationship has been strained further with the announcement that the White House has canceled its subscriptions to both The Washington Post and The New York Times and urged all federal agencies to do the same.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that “not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving for taxpayers — hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Both newspapers have frequently criticized the president and his policies and the Times have been singled out in more than one occasion by Trump for its faulty reporting.

“The New York Times, which is a fake newspaper — we don’t even want it in the White House anymore. We’re going to probably terminate that and the Washington Post,” Trump said on “Hannity” last week when asked about his opinion of the papers. “They’re fake,” the President added. “You take a look at the New York Times and you take a look at the kind of reporting they do, it was all — it turned out to be all wrong.”
Trump isn’t the first president to cancel a White House newspaper subscription,  In 1962 President John F. Kennedy canceled the subscriptions to The New York Herald Tribune over what he felt was biased coverage against his administration replacing them with The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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