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Sunday, July 14, 2024

White House Correspondents Push Back after Biden Bullies Reporter

'He‘s been snippy recently about being asked multiple questions in these press conferences...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The corporate media is pushing back against President Joe Biden after he snapped at a member of the press during a recent interview at the G7 Summit, Fox News reported Friday.

During a press conference focused in the latest deal with Ukraine, Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove asked the president about U.S. efforts in the Israel-Gaza war. Biden responded with harsh words.

“I wish you guys would play by the rules a little bit,” he replied, attempting to humiliate Wingrove.

“I’m here to talk about a critical situation in Ukraine. You’re asking another subject. I’ll be happy to answer in detail later, but the bottom line is that we made an agreement [regarding Gaza].”

In response to Biden’s snippiness, the White House Correspondents’ Association issued a statement defending the press’ right to ask questions of public officials.

“The White House Correspondents’ Association believes it is in the public interest to make clear that at a presidential press conference, at home or abroad, there are no preconditions regarding question topics,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the White House has a say over the number of reporters who will be recognized, but “it is up to professional journalists to decide what to ask.”

The group also noted that the press functions “independently” of the whims of any president, and that the group would “welcome” more chances to question Biden about a variety of issues.

The WHCA was not alone in reprimanding Biden. They were joined by two hosts at the establishment media corporation CNN: CNN News Central host Boris Sanchez, and the show’s co-host, Brianna Keilar.

Sanchez began the conversation by noting that Biden “apparently didn‘t enjoy being asked” about the conflict in Gaza.”

In response, Keilar reprimanded Biden for his failure to be open to the media.

“He‘s been snippy recently about being asked multiple questions in these press conferences,” she said, going on to argue that Biden “falls far below his predecessors” when it comes to giving information to the media via interviews and press conferences.

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