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(INTELLIHUB) — It looks like there will not be any “Skype seats” made available for the alternative media in the White House press briefing room anytime soon as some agencies and bloggers formally requested.
These so-called Skype seats were first announced by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Jan. 23 and according to official White House terminology, the seat warmers will be considered “inaugural panelists.” Additionally, one of the requirements to be an inaugural panelist is that the person has to live over 50 miles away from Washington D.C. in able to gain press access via the Internet.
According to Fox News “Natalie Herbick of FOX 8 in Cleveland, talk radio host Lars Larson, WPRI Rhode Island’s Kimberly Kalunian and Jeff Jobe of Kentucky’s Jobe Publishing” were named.
However, the new announcement of the panelists has some in the alternative media world scratching their heads and wondering what gives. How could mainstream figureheads and agencies be deemed more worthy or credible than alternative figureheads or agencies?
I mean take a look at CNN, which is nothing more than a fake news propaganda factory or MSNBC’s Brian Williams who is best known for his bald-faced lie as Intellihub’s Lexi Morgan reported in Feb. of 2015.
In fact, just this last Saturday I did a piece which questioned: What is CNN?
After presenting a few examples I then came to the conclusion that “CNN is nothing more than a fake news conglomerate, to say the least, and deserves to have its White House press pass revoked.”
So why would the White House even let CNN through the door? And what makes CNN, for example, more worthy than Intellihub or even a video blogger like Mark Dice, who has also informally requested a White House press pass on several occasions?
@realDonaldTrump Give me CNN's press pass, Donald!!!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 12, 2017
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 12, 2017
On Jan. 21 I myself requested a White House press pass in an email addressed to the president titled “Please consider a press pass for Intellihub News & Politics.”
The email read as follows:
Dear Mr. President,
I congratulate you on becoming the 45th President of the United States and I am truly looking forward to you and your wonderful team making America great again.
I know you are busy so I will keep this short.
I would really love for myself (Intellihub.com) to be included in daily press briefings as the mainstream media can no longer fully be trusted to get real information out to the masses IMHO.
Intellihub covered your presidential run positively the entire time — and just so you know, on a sidenote, when I was 19-years-old (39 now) I predicted that you would one day become the POTUS.
I hope you will consider letting me attend daily briefings and I truly appreciate everything you do.
Just in case you are not aware of my work, I have included a brief bio below:
Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your time.
While I really did not expect to receive a press pass, as I knew the chance would be one in a million, I did expect to get a response from someone at the White House, which I never got.
But I ask again, what makes the people who were approved to attend White House press briefings better than those in the so-called “alternative media”? And let me be clear, I do not consider Intellihub to be in the “alternative media” I consider Intellihub to be “independent media” as we just do our own thing.
I have a feeling that this is a question in which we will never get an answer as the powers-that-be are scared real truth reaching the masses. Maybe they would rather see ‘controlled truth.’
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