NPR wants answers from Pompeo after State Department removes reporter from trip

CNN

The State Department has yet to explain or defend its highly unusual decision to remove an NPR reporter from an upcoming trip by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a time when Pompeo is fuming about the public radio network.

NPR’s diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen was supposed to be the radio representative on the plane that will travel with Pompeo to the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan in the coming days. He departs for the UK on Wednesday.

On Tuesday afternoon NPR CEO John Lansing said the State Department “has been unresponsive” to its inquiries.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/media/mike-pompeo-npr-state-department/index.html

Washington Post editor defends reporters from Trump’s ‘dangerous’ attacks

Washington Post

The editor of the Washington Post says President Trump’s latest insults against two Post reporters are “unwarranted and dangerous.” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that reporters Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker “shouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the White House.”

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/07/media/washington-post-trump-marty-baron/