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Reporter who confronted White House was once jailed for refusing to reveal source

Previous San Antonio TV press reporter Brian Karem is getting loads of nationwide media attention after he challenged the White Home’s allegations of phony news at a press briefing Tuesday. The outspoken Karem, who now resides in Maryland and covers the White House for Sentinel Newspapers, aggressively took on Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders while cameras rolled. Prior to she could go further, Karem interrupted Sanders, passionately protecting his fellow journalists and implicating her of “irritating” anti-news media sentiment. The moment was shared by countless online news sites, TELEVISION news shows and social networks posts. While a reporter at NBC affiliate KMOL (now WOAI), he first grabbed the interest of the national media when he was included the Bexar County Jail in 1990 for contempt of court. In any event, the exchange landed Karem a Q&A with another colorful journalist, Sam Donaldson, on a prime-time ABC publication program.

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