Rupert Murdoch-owned outlets get only US questions at Trump-Japan press event
thehill.com -- Feb 11
President Trump only chose media outlets owned by conservative mogul Rupert Murdoch to ask questions during Friday's joint press conference with Japanese President Shinzo Abe.

The White House typically says in advance which outlets will be allowed to ask questions of the world leaders during such events, most often on a rotating basis.

Trump called on reporters from the New York Post and Fox Business Network, two outlets that are owned by Murdoch's News Corp. No other American reporters were called on during the press conference. The Post's Daniel Halper, who published a book critical of Trump's presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, in 2014, asked Trump about his reaction to a federal court's ruling on Thursday that kept his travel ban inactive. Halper also asked Abe about his response to Trump's decision to drop out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-country trade deal that included Japan.

The only other question from American media came from Fox Business's Blake Burman, who asked follow-up questions along the same lines.

News source: thehill.com
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