National Press Club

NPC statement on POTUS, Spicer comments towards journalists

Jeffrey Ballou | January 22, 2017

The following statement is attributed to Jeff Ballou, president of the National Press Club.

"The National Press Club welcomes a healthy discussion and debate on the stories of the day. However, it's absurd and unacceptable to insult and impugn the motives of credentialed journalists for accurate reporting. Additionally, the National Press Club is alarmed by reports that several media outlets who have regularly been credentialed to cover the White House and Congress were denied credentials related to the inauguration. We do not expect or anticipate the White House to like every story written about it. We do expect and anticipate that journalists will be free and able to cover this or any other administration."

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club has 3,100 members worldwide and is a strong advocate for Press Freedom.

Contact: Bill McCarren, 202-662-7534 for the National Press Club.