Journalists accuse White House of politically-driven suppression of news

Among the general practices the groups identify, saying some consider it censorship, are:

“Officials blocking reporters’ requests to talk to specific staff people;

“Excessive delays in answering interview requests that stretch past reporters’ deadlines;

“Officials conveying information ‘on background,’ refusing to give reporters what should be public information unless they agree not to say who is speaking.

“Federal agencies blackballing reporters who write critically of them.”