With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

Bill Hennessy, the network’s regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s afternoon briefing.

He didn’t have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene.

Hennessy’s sketches aren’t exclusive to CNN; other news outlets may also use them.

Some conservative media voices dismissed it as a stunt, but CNN argued that the sketch session did serve a journalistic purpose, in the same way that courtroom sketches do.

 

CNN

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