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White House press secretary Josh Earnest took fire during his Friday briefing over the decision to bar print and video journalists from President Obama’s meeting in the Oval Office with Ebola survivor Nina Pham. During the briefing,
Earnest was pressed with questions on the matter from multiple members of the press corps, including ABC’s Jon Karl and Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox over why the press to the event was being restricted “I would like to ask the White House, through you, to open the [Nina Pham] event to the full complement of print, television and radio reporters that typically cover an event like this.”
“In this case, we’re just going to do the still photographers,” said the White House flack. “I mean, why?” responded Knox. “Is it out of concern for her? To me it seems as though it reduces the magnitude of this event.”