CNN Uses Courtroom Sketches To Cover Sean Spicer Press Briefings


The White House had another no-camera press briefing on Friday, and CNN found a unique way to give viewers a look. It sent veteran courtroom sketch artist Bill Hennessy to draw Sean Spicer as he briefed reporters. It was the third time this week the White House has banned cameras and audio from a briefing.

Jeff Mason of Reuters, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, met with Spicer and deputy press chief Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday to relay complaints about the new restrictions

“I think it’s great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies,” Spicer said. “I don’t think that the be-all and end-all is whether it’s on television or not.” Read more here.



  1. i’m really thrilled that CNN found a “unique way to give viewers a look” of the WH press briefing by bringing in a sketch artist. why don’t you go one step further, CNN, and find a “unique way” to give viewers balanced and truthful reporting?–something that i’m sure CNN will have a very difficult time doing. sean spicer is right–the “be-all and end-all is not whether it’s on TV or not”.


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