Donald Trump will stop blacklisting media outlets he doesn't like
Sep 08 2016
Last week, the Trump campaign instituted a print pool that included in its rotation several news organizations on the blacklist. But the Republican presidential nominee's olive branch could signal a new era of relative civility for the stretch run to Election Day.
Now that Trump is ending it, it's a wonder any cable news viewers know it existed in the first place.
Trump has been outspoken against the media but seems to be lightening up his stance against some outlets.
The Trump campaign says it will approve press credential requests from reporters with outlets such as the Washington Post, BuzzFeed and Politico.
Disclosure: CNBC parent company NBCUniversal is an investor in BuzzFeed.
In a statement to CNN, Trump said, regarding the restoration of credentials, "I figure they can't treat me any worse!"
"We're pleased to see the ban come to a long-overdue end", Baron continued.
Trump's blacklist surprised journalists when he began imposing it previous year, first on the Huffington Post, which had consigned its coverage of him to its entertainment section, and then on the Des Moines Register in Iowa, which had urged him to drop out of the race.
Last month, Trump's team issued a 30-question "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey", asking respondents to answer yes or no to questions like: "Hillary Clinton still gets a free pass from the media as she continues to lie about sending classified information on her secret server".
Trump said in June, however, that he wouldn't take similar measures against the media if he were elected.
No one from Trump's camp was immediately available for comment about their change in policy.