Anyone who has ever tried to obtain a White House press pass knows they are harder to get than a Superbowl ring. They are allocated at the discretion of the press secretary, and they are a huge privilege, not a right.
The big stink about CNN not being allowed into the latest press conference is idiotic. Ever since White House press conferences were invented, preference has been given to reporters who are supportive of the administration, or, at the very least, fair.
Lately, too many "mainstream" "journalists" arrive with an agenda. They have no more right to a White House press pass than you do.
It is not a freedom of the press issue. That's a constitutional prohibition against Congress passing laws restricting the press. The President doesn't pass laws. The President is not Congress.