There were no emergency meetings called by news organizations when it became obvious the Trump White House press briefings were being extinguished. And today, as impeachment engulfs the president, Republicans are very happy the briefings no longer exist.
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Eric Boehlert is the author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (Free Press, 2006). He worked for five years as a senior writer for Salon.com, where he wrote extensively about media and politics. Prior to that, he worked as a (more...)