CNN was left out of the pre-State of the Union briefing this week, which didn’t seem to bother other media outlets. Compare that the British press, which recently walked out on a government briefing that excluded some journalists.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian; Joanna Weiss of Experience Magazine; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Jon Keller of WBZ News.