Trump's chief of staff trying to limit his boss's exposure to right-wing news sites

As the White House chief of staff, John Kelly has many responsibilitiesóone of which is monitoring his boss's news consumption to make sure he is reading enough credible sources.
By Joseph Scalise | Sep 04, 2017
As the White House chief of staff, John Kelly has many responsibilitiesone of which is monitoring his boss's news consumption to make sure he is reading enough credible sources. According to the New York Times, Kelly has been curtailing the number of articles from Breitbart, the Daily Caller, and other right-wing news sites that reach Trump's desk.
Fox News is Trump's primary news source, according to White House aides, but the White House said last month that Trump routinely receives packages of printed-out articles. Questions have emerged over the quality of the content that the president reads, however, given incidents such as Trump's tweeting of a discredited story about Muslims in New Jersey "celebrating" the 9-11 attacks. The story was from Infowars, a the far-right website managed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Kelly has reportedly stepped up vetting of the news clippings that the president receives. Stories from Infowars are banned. A limited number of stories from Breitbart and other conservative sites get the green light.
"Now Mr. Kelly has thinned out his package of printouts so much that Mr. Trump plaintively asked a friend recently where The Daily Caller and Breitbart were," the report said.
Politico corroborated the New York Times story, reporting last week that Kelly laid out the news-review process in two memos in August. Kelly's aim was "to ensure that the president won't see any external policy documents, internal policy memos, agency reports and even news articles that haven't been vetted," Politico wrote.
Kelly's crackdown on conservative-slanted news marks a change from his predecessor, Steve Bannon. Bannon was an editor for Breitbart before he joined the Trump White House.

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