WH Wants Stricter Requirements for Journalists After being called out for not called on a journalist for seven months

Article originally appeared on www.breitbart.com.

The White House wants stricter requirements for journalists to obtain “hard passes,” which would make many journalists have to apply for temporary day passes, the Daily Beast reported after speaking with two people familiar with the situation.

The reported rule change would most likely affect Simon Ateba, the White House correspondent for Today News Africa. Just one week before the Daily Beast report, the White House daily press conference descended into chaos after Ateba confronted press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the beginning of a press conference about not being called on for seven months. Besides Ateba, it could also affect freelancers and independent journalists.

The Daily Beast reported Tuesday:

According to our sources, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would like a quick return to Obama-era credentialing requirements for hard passes, which take …

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