This is absolutely the wrong way to deal with the press, even hostile or “fake news” press, and the actions by the administration are unacceptable.
The White House barring multiple outlets from getting briefed as it let a select few in to ask questions.
Freedom of the press means exactly that they can dish it out without fear of reprisal by the government. The best response is the truth. I not disagree that press bias exists. And has since the advent of the press (thus the need for that First Amendment back over 200 years ago). But retaliation by the government against the press for what it says or doesn’t say is not how to deal with it at one level, and potentially unconstitutional on another.