Fourh Watch newsletter editor Steve Krakauer criticized the 바이든 백악관 for choosing reporters off a pre-approved list at a 기자 회견 월요일, similar to how the Biden team handled press avails during the campaign.
“What you are going to get is no one asking tough questions,” Krakauer told “여우 & 친구” 화요일에.
Krakauer explained the Biden campaign has a system used for the campaign, 전이, and administration in which the team only calls on certain reporters based on a pre-approved list.
“If you ask a tough question you might be taken off the list. Then what can you do you will have no question for your media organization,” 그는 말했다.
Following his remarks about his “Made in America” manufacturing initiative, a member of Biden’s staff was heard calling on specific reporters to ask their questions to the president, something that was similarly done during the 2020 presidential election and the transition period. The pre-selected reporters came from The Associated Press, 워싱턴 포스트, NBC 뉴스, 로이터, and Bloomberg News.
Biden did, 하나, offer an impromptu question to Fox News’ 피터 두시, who he teased for “always ask[ing] him tough questions and always has an edge to them,” but added he “처럼[에스] him anyway.”
Journalists took to Twitter to point out the mostly pre-selected presser.
“So I guess I need to continue the practice of telling you all what I would’ve asked here,” Roll Call correspondent Niel Lesniewski reacted.”
“A White House handler is calling on reporters by name and by outlet one-by-one to ask Biden a question, unlike Trump who called on reporters as the [spirit] moved him,” Real Clear News reporter Philip Wegmann pointed out how Biden’s predecessor engaged with the press.
“This continues to be profoundly odd and a painfully obvious attempt to protect him from those suspected of having the audacity to ask a challenging question,” The Hill columnist and Fox News contributor Joe Concha said.
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