The Washington Post joins a group of news organizations that Trump has tried to prevent from covering his campaign

You might have heard: Donald Trump announced Monday that he was revoking The Washington Post’s press credentials (Facebook)

But did you know: The Washington Post joins a list of news outlets who are blocked from covering Donald Trump’s campaign. Trump revoked the Post’s press credentials on Monday, calling the newspaper “phony and dishonest.” Other news organizations that have been blocked in recent months include BuzzFeed News, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. But Tom Kludt and Brian Stelter write that the announcement was still shocking, “given the Post’s status as one of the most respected newsrooms in the United States.”

+ Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron responded: “Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along — honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.” (Washington Post) and Charles P. Pierce writes that Baron’s response shows that Trump “picked the wrong news editor to f*ck with” (Esquire)

+ A new report from the Shorenstein Center shows that major news organizations covered Trump in 2015 in a way that was “unusual” given his low polling numbers: Trump received a high volume of coverage before his rise in the polls, and much of that coverage was largely positive in tone (Shorenstein Center)