It was only a few days ago that we reported that the White House was changing its rules for the media come July.
We even stated that this was likely due to a journalist that regularly disrupts the briefings as well as reports that have been coming from the New York Post.
Well, here we are, just a few days later, and the New York Post has actually been banned from an event by the White House.
The New York Post's White House correspondent Steven Nelson had requested press credentials for Biden's remarks on "Investing in Airline Accountability."
When Nelson requested the passes, he received a response that stated, "We are unable to accommodate your credential request to attend the Investing in Airline Accountability Remarks on 5/8. The remarks will be live-streamed and can be viewed at WH.gov.
"Thank you for understanding. We will let you know if a credential becomes available," reports Fox News.
Nelson sent the White House questions about how these events have been severely limited, a question that he brought up with Karine Jean-Pierre in past briefings.
When Biden did the event, pictures were taken of the media in the room, and it was about half empty.
There had to be close to two-dozen empty seats in the room. Apparently Biden's penchant for laughing at the media and refusing to take questions was part of the reason not many "invited" press members responded "yes" to coming to the event.
So, with so few attending, why was the New York Post request denied?
My guess is because it is Nelson's horrible habit (yes, that was sarcasm) of asking tough questions and refusing back down on follow-up questions. Were it not for Fox News' Doocy and Nelson, this administration would never face a tough question.
As usual, the White House did not respond to inquiries about the ban for the New York Post for this event.