Yesterday, we reported that Joe Biden’s communications team had allegedly asked journalists for questions in advance before press briefings. The super-liberal Joy Behar of course tried to defend this on Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” but her conservative co-host Meghan McCain thankfully was not having any of it.
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Donald Trump’s press secretary being hit with aggressive questions from reporters, Behar had the nerve to say that press conferences are not meant to be filled with “gotcha questions” aimed at Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki. She added that asking for questions in advance is alright because this administration is more truthful than the previous one was, in her eyes.
“This idea that she can come up with spin, I think the reporters are quite aware of when someone is spinning and when they’re not, and that they would call her out on that, and this administration is very well prepared to say the truth, whereas the last one would just lie and spin and whatever,” Behar said.
McCain immediately fired back by pointing out that it asking for questions in advance is “highly unkosher” and “unorthodox” for any White House.
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“Maybe we are all living in different worlds,” McCain said, “but, I have worked on campaigns, I’ve been around many politicians, I’ve helped politicians, I’ve never once been in a situation where I said ‘hey, you as a journalist can you give me this question for the principal in advance,’ that’s not how it works.”
Not stopping there, McCain said that the media definitely does have a “liberal bias” and that if Psaki and the Biden administration think that they can lead by a different standard of rules because Trump is out of office, then “it’s going to end very badly.”
Obviously, no one goes to Joy Behar for common sense, fairness or even coherent thought but it’s remarkable how transparent the Left has become. Now it’s ideal for the White House to ASK FOR QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS BEFOREHAND.
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After the Daily Beast came out with the initial report on Biden’s team asking for questions in advance, the White House responded by accusing the outlet of trying to create drama out of attempts to make press briefings more thorough.
“Our goal is to make the daily briefing as useful and informative as possible for both reporters and the public,” a White House spokesperson told Fox News.
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“Part of meeting that objective means regularly engaging with the reporters who will be in the briefing room to understand how the White House can be most helpful in getting them the information they need,” the spokesperson added. “That two-way conversation is an important part of keeping the American people updated about how government is serving them.”
This piece was written by James Samson on February 4, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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