After it was reported that press would not be able to record video at White House press briefings, CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist to cover Friday's meeting.
Bill Hennessy, who has worked as a White House sketch artist for a number of decades normally covering Supreme Court trials, attended Sean Spicer's briefing this morning, where he illustrated exactly what he saw.
CNN's Brian Stelter explained on air why they decided to send Hennessy to cover the briefing today, saying it wasn't really about "getting creative."
"CNN did not send a cartoonist in order to make fun of the briefing," Stelter said. "It sent an actual sketch artist because it's a way to create a picture––paint a picture of these briefings for people."
The White House has been slammed with backlash for cutting down on video recordings at the daily briefing, but having audio prohibited at Friday's was unexpected. Spicer's audio was shared after the session had ended.
"Some days we'll do it" on camera, Spider said when asked about the media blockage. "I think it's great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies. I don't think that the be all and end all is whether it's on television or not."