ティム・グラハム: Biden's media strategy after Afghanistan fiasco? たくさんの隠れ

4日間, 大統領は公の場から姿を消した. それから彼は8月にスピーチをしました. 16, 質問をせず、再び撤退しました. His only engagement with the press in the last week was an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, best known as a loyal press adviser to former President Bill Clinton.

This is strange behavior in a crisis, but it’s not atypical. 5月に戻る, press secretary ジェン・サキ admitted to her pal David Axelrod that Bidentakes questions nearly every day he’s out from the press. That is not something we recommend. 実際には, a lot of times we say, ‘Don’t take questions.'

It’s not like journalists are out to get him, as they obviously were out to destroy former ドナルド・トランプ大統領. But risk avoidance is everything.

BIDEN SAYS ‘NO ONE’S BEING KILLEDIN AFGHANISTAN, CAN’T ‘RECALLADVISERS TELLING HIM TO DELAY WITHDRAWAL

Mark Knoller, a former CBS White House reporter, tweeted that Biden’s chat with Stephanopoulos was his ninth news interview over more than 200 days of his presidency.

Knoller compared that count to Trump’s 50 interviews and former President Barack Obama’s 113 interviews. You can stipulate that Obama’snews interviewswere often soft-serve events, but there’s no question that Biden is remarkably stingy with the access.

ワシントンポスト “fact checkerGlenn Kessler tweeted that Biden had done zeroprint interviews,” and then added that Knoller corrected him: Biden granted interviews to New York Times columnist David Brooks and Atlantic correspondent Edward-Isaac Dovere.

Dovere is the sycophant who asked him in a press conference last September about his magazine’s sleazy story claiming that Trump mocked our war dead as losers. He asked Biden about the dreadful state of Trump’s soul, and quoted Democrat mouthpiece Khizr Khan claiming, “President Trump’s life is a testament to selfishness, and his soul is that of a coward.

It is Biden today who looks like a coward, afraid of a press corps that overwhelmingly voted for him. Democrats don’t like wild speculation about Biden going senile and needing 25th Amendment interventionalthough they energetically pushed that under Trump. Hiding the president behind the curtain isn’t boosting confidence.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review had a strong impression after the Stephanopoulos interview hit the airwaves: “The obvious answer to why Biden rarely appears on camera or takes questions is because every time he does it, he inflicts more damage upon himself and his agenda.

Geraghty found his responses to criticism have sounded like selfishness: “The president whose empathy is endlessly touted now sounds cold and dismissive when asked about Afghansdesperately crowding into American planes or falling to their deaths.

意見からもっと

Biden expects the media to act likethe helpand tolerate his press-avoidance strategy, and change the subject to other less disturbing topics.

New York Times White House reporter Peter Baker tweeted: “The Biden team’s cold political calculation is that Americans won’t care what happens in Afghanistan as long as Americans are safe. To their point, today there are no front-page stories on Afghanistan in cities like Boston, オースティン, シカゴ, アトランタ, インディアナポリス, Fresno or Miami.

Every Democrat makes the political calculation that most media outlets will attempt to carefully manage thenewsinto an agreeable shape. And every Republican expects that most media outlets will attempt to sink them.

Walking away from the Afghanistan story will make the press look as cold and dismissive as Biden.

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