The Poynter Institute reports that bureau chiefs from major news organizations sent a letter to the State Department protesting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to travel to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo without any traveling press.
- Bureau chiefs ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on Asia trip, by Benjamin Mullin Poynter (March 9, 2017).
CNN’s Jake Tapper called the trip "insulting to any American who is looking for anything but a state-run version of events."
A dozen news organizations signed the letter including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the wire services, Fox News, CNN, NPR, the BBC, Voice of America, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, and the Agence France-Presse
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