When Joe Biden entered the White House, his administration seemed to be on good terms with the media.
For their part, the press claimed they’d be more transparent than ever, and said they’d hold Biden to the same standards as past Presidents.
But with Biden’s latest stunt, his relationship with the press might be headed south.
The President has received plenty of criticism for how he’s dealt with reporters so far during his term.
For example, several journalists have spoken out multiple times about the “pre-approved questions” during press conferences.
Other reporters have expressed frustration at the seemingly scripted nature of these events, and the fact that Biden apparently doesn’t want to answer certain questions.
And it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, either.
Reporters waited three hours for President Joe Biden before he appeared late to his press conference in Brussels on Monday.
‘Thank you all so very much, sorry you’re all here so late,’ Biden said as he left the podium after only answering questions from five reporters selected by his staff.
So, he made the reporters wait for 3 hours, then took only 5 questions. The whole conference lasted a mere 25 minutes.
This is the sort of thing the President has gotten pushback over — and journalists rarely get any explanation.
In this case, the White House refused to say why Biden was so late and once again, he would only field 5 questions previously okayed by his staff.
According to the report, Biden didn’t call on any reporter who was not on his “pre-approved list.”
This just isn’t going over very well with the press, regardless of their seemingly perpetual leftist bent.
One wonders how the media would’ve reacted had former President Donald Trump behaved in this fashion. There does appear to be a possible double standard here.
Either way, though, Biden might not get away with this sort of thing for much longer.
Reporters really do seem to be getting increasingly frustrated with the whole situation.
- President Joe Biden made 100 reporters wait 3 hours for a press conference.
- When he finally showed up, he only took 5 questions from “pre-approved” journalists. The conference lasted just 25 minutes.
- This is the sort of behavior that continues to annoy many members of the press.