‘Repudiation of Free Press’: WaPo Editor, Staffers React to Trump Revoking Access


The Washington Post is reacting this afternoon to news that Donald Trump is officially revoking their press access over what he called a “dishonest” headline.

Post editor Martin Baron issued this statement:

Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along — honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.

And the Post‘s own reporters had a few things to say too:

As you can see, they’re taking it well.

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