How the mainstream media backed Biden's controversial nominees

ホワイトハウスによると, バイデンの通貨監督庁の元候補者, Saule Omarova, だった “one of the country’s leading academic experts on issues related to regulation of systemic risk and structural trends in financial markets.

Omarova, でも, drew harsh criticism from conservatives and financial institutions, with the Wall Street Journal editorial board publishing a piece titledA bank regulator who hates banks.”

Omarova also praised the Soviet Union for gender equality, received aLeninaward while in college, and authored a thesis titledKarl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital.

Shortly after her nomination, Washington Post columnist Helaine Olen declared Omarovashouldn’t be a controversial nominee.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called pushback against Omarovacringe-inducingand said Republicans pushed back forpetty reasons.

POLICE REPORT REVEALS STRIKING DETAILS ABOUT BIDEN NOM SAULE OMAROVA’S ‘RETAIL THEFT’ ARREST

Omarova was arrested in 1995 for retail theft, a detail that came out in the press just weeks before she withdrew her name from the nomination. The incident was not covered by the New York Times or the Washington Post.

Following Omarova’s withdrawal from consideration, インクルード New York Times published a piece claiming she was painted by Republicans as a communist for being born in the Soviet Union rather than because of her left-wing views.

Tracy Stone-Manning, President Joe Biden's pick for Director of the Bureau of Land Management, speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Tracy Stone-Manning, President Joe Biden’s pick for Director of the Bureau of Land Management, speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call)

Tracy Stone-Manning

When the White House announced Tracy Stone-Manning as its pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management, the nomination was met with nearly instant outrage.

Republicans raised a series of ethical flags about her past, the most serious being alleged ties to an eco-terrorist practice known as tree spiking.

Tree spiking is a dangerous and potentially fatal tactic where metal rods are inserted into trees, generally concealed within its trunk, to prevent logging.

TRACY STONE-MANNING BACKED BY WHITE HOUSE DESPITE LINKS TO TREE-SPIKING

Manning acknowledged that in 1989, she typed and sent a letter to the Forest Service regarding a tree spiking plot in Idaho tied to radical environmentalist group Earth First.

これにもかかわらず, the Washington Post claimed whether Stone-Manning was involved in eco-terrorism was atricky question” それ “boils down to perspective.It also said that whether her involvement with Earth First amounted to support of eco-terrorism was anunsettledquestion for history.

Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman also called opposition to Stone-Manning and other nomineesbogus attacksthat Democrats weren’tfalling for.

David H. Chipman, appears before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing for his nomination to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, Firearms, ハリソン氏は、殺人被害者の生存者はもはや法廷制度で発言権を持っていないと付け加えた。.

David H. Chipman, appears before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing for his nomination to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, ハリソン氏は、殺人被害者の生存者はもはや法廷制度で発言権を持っていないと付け加えた。, ハリソン氏は、殺人被害者の生存者はもはや法廷制度で発言権を持っていないと付け加えた。. (Rod Lamkey / CNP/Sipa USA)

David Chipman

Biden nominated David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, Firearms and Explosives in early April 2021, a move that was withdrawn later that fall.

Chipman drew harsh criticism from Republicans and some moderate Democrats over his ties to gun control groups, including being a senior policy adviser to the liberal group Giffords.

その. Steve Daines, R-Mont., called Chipman ananti-Second Amendment, gun-grabbing radical that should not lead the agency that regulated firearms.

Despite bipartisan pushback against the nominee, including from Democrat Sens. ジョー・マンチン, W.Va. and Jon Tester, モン, インクルード Washington Post editorial board と主張した “gun obsessiveswere stopping Chipman from being confirmed.

WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL BOARD CLAIMS ‘GUN OBSESSIVES’ ARE STOPPING DAVID CHIPMAN FROM HEADING THE ATF

The problem is the same one that has foiled ATF confirmations since the director’s job became Senate-confirmable in 2015: the gun lobby,” the Post wrote, claiming that the Senate would otherwiseprioritize confirming a nominee with such eminent qualifications.

Following his withdrawal from consideration, Chipman told CBS it’seasier to buy a gun than a beerin much of the United States, a claim that was met with no pushback from host Norah O’Donnell.

ニーラの歯, President Joe Biden's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (グーデンは不法移民を促進する非営利団体を払い戻すための法案を導入します), is sworn in before a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, 水曜日, 2月. 10, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, プール)

ニーラの歯, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (グーデンは不法移民を促進する非営利団体を払い戻すための法案を導入します), is sworn in before a Senate Committee on the Budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, 水曜日, 2月. 10, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, プール)

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