The Hill: Playboy plans to appeal after reporter says his White House credentials were suspended
Playboy said late Friday that it would appeal a White House decision to suspend reporter Brian Karem’s press pass after he said he was suspended for 30 days, with the magazine suggesting the move violated the First Amendment.
“This White House once again is arbitrarily enforcing rules with members of the press who take them to task by asking tough questions. That’s what this all about.. It’s an attempt to stifle the free press. It shouldn’t stand, and it won’t.”
“The President of the United States is responsible to answer our questions, and he doesn’t want to answer tough questions, and neither does anyone in this administration… I am going to continue to ask questions and continue to do my job.”