Just over 24 hours since President Donald Trump took the Oath of Office, there has been a dramatic shift in the way Americans will likely find out information about what is going on with the President. If all signals are correct, it will be via one of two methods. The primary way, will likely be through the mainstream news outlets that most are very familiar with, such as CNN, ABC, CBS, Time/Warner, Reuters, Associated Press, Fox News Channel, etc.
There exists however the very real possibility that the White House and President Trump may take on a new way of delivering important information to the Citizenry; directly, via the White House website, as well as social media (notably, the Twitter handle @POTUS).
During an unannounced press briefing today, newly appointed White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, didn't mince his words when he reviewed the events of the past 24 hours since the Inauguration.
In what Spicer described as "highly irresponsible and dangerous reporting" by TIME reporter Zeke Miller, this appeared to be a case of "Tweet First, Verify Later." This has been proven to be somewhat of a catch-22 for many media outlets as the competition to collect and broadcast information first on hot-scoops is somewhat of a bloodsport. Get the information correctly, and the news outlet gets rewarded as capturing a "breaking story" before anyone else. Get the information wrong, and until now, not much really happened. That may change shortly.
|Different View from CNN: Time|
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