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Biden Criticized For Pre-Selecting Reporters And Using Notes For Questions

Biden consulted notes that helped him with data

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Democrat President Joe Biden received a lot of criticism after his first formal press conference, which occurred a record 64 days after inauguration, for his use of notes and a photo that showed Biden seemingly pre-selected reporters to call on.

Fox News host and registered Democrat Chris Wallace criticized Biden’s use of notes to answer “every foreign policy question.”

“I was also struck by the fact that it seemed on every foreign policy question, not the others, but on foreign policy,” Wallace said. “He went to his briefing book like Jen Psaki does sometimes in the briefings, and was reading obviously White House guidance, White House talking points.”

“Covering Ronald Reagan for six years, I never saw that,” Wallace continued. “Watching a lot of news conferences over the years, I’ve never seen that — a president in a news conference reading talking points. He did that on, it seemed, every foreign policy question.”

 

A photo taken of Biden at the podium showed a notebook with names and pictures of different reporters, with numbers next to different reporters. The numbers corresponded with the order in which Biden called on reporters, beginning with the photo showing “1. Zeke Miller, Associated Press” and Biden calling on Zeke Miller first. Notably, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who has been the only standout reporter when asking hard questions to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, was not called on throughout Biden’s press conference.

 

The Biden administration has already been criticized for pushing reporters to give them advance notice on which questions they planned on asking during press briefings. According to The Daily Beast, “According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings.”

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12 Comments

  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    March 27, 2021 at 9:59 am

    How much more of this idiocy will the American people actually put up with?? This MORON is the biggest DANGER to the National Security of this country !!

  2. Blue Boomerang

    March 27, 2021 at 10:07 am

    It was more of a ‘mock’ press conference with preselected questions and staff prepared answers that Biden read off a cue card like a mumbling robot with dementia. Even then his lack of focus and inability to stay on point to even the end of the sentence was alarming.

  3. marcia

    March 27, 2021 at 10:26 am

    The minute I heard Plugs would have a press conference I knew the reporters and questions would be hand picked by WH staff. It was a given since Plugs can’t put together a sentence on his own. This administration is a sham and a joke. It’s disgusting that Joe’s family has sold him down the river for fame, power, and money. Their actions & that of the Left is absolutely despicable and just flat out WRONG. They need the country’s prayers as God is the only one who can help them.

  4. Bruce

    March 27, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    A binder full of journalists?

  5. C Knight

    March 27, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Im surprised the lame stream media didn’t ask him his favorite flavor of pudding or if he was getting a pony for the White house? You could tell what direction the briefing was going to go with NPR’s first question! Thought I was going to puke! They never treated Trump like this?????

  6. Ton

    March 27, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. gypsykaye

    March 27, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    He doesn’t care. He isn’t all there in the head. He even said “What am I doing here?” looking bewildered. They keep him sheltered from bad, hurtful words. ???????????? He can’t carry on a coherent conversation even with a teleprompter and crib notes.

  8. Lesley Verlin

    March 27, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I think letting him get away with this BS is just to much to take. Who is pulling all the strings in DC. Biden is not fit for office . If this is what the cheating wanted well they sure did a good job.
    I want President Trump back. At least he could talk, remember names and make good decisions for our country!

  9. CarmenPadi

    March 27, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    They sure didn’t afford our President Trump the same courtesy. I guess when you’re old and feeble and a tad bit senile you get special treatment? Reporters harassed DJT with the dumbest questions and then everything he said would get twisted around. But this shit-show is acceptable, I take it?

  10. ALBERT C MCGEE

    March 27, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    The biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American public, Is Joe Biden. He was in cognitive decline way before he was elected to the most important office in the land. The MSM is complicate in this fraud of a Presidency.

    • Jan Rivet

      March 28, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Sorry to break it to you, but he wasn’t elected.

  11. Ton

    March 28, 2021 at 7:57 am

    He’s got to GO!!!!

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Twitter Releases Redesigned Orange and Red ‘Misinformation’ Labels

Twitter is doubling down on letting you know when they think your internet behavior is uncouth

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Twitter is doubling down on letting you know when they think your internet behavior is uncouth. Reportedly the company has been testing new labels since July, and “are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest” reports the Associated Press.

The new designs include added orange and red labels to “stand out” more than the old blue version, which blended with Twitter’s blue color scheme. However, the company was also cautious, as “its tests showed that if a label is too eye-catching, it leads to more people to retweet and reply to the original tweet.”

The AP writes those labels used in the presidential election “drew criticism for not doing enough to keep people from spreading obvious falsehoods.” Therefore the redesign will launch on Tuesday in hopes of being “easier to notice.”

The AP states experts say such labels are helpful to users and allow the big tech social media giants to “sidestep the more difficult work of content moderation – that is, deciding whether or not to remove posts, photos and videos that spread conspiracies and falsehoods.”

In its testing phase, Twitter said the redesigned labels showed a 17% increase in “click-through-rate” meaning more people would click on the labels to read the information debunking false or misleading tweets. “Misleading tweets that got the redesigned label – with an orange icon and the words ‘stay informed’ were also less likely to be retweeted or liked than those with the original labels.”

Twitter labels three types of misinformation: “manipulated media,” such as videos and audio believed to have been deceptively altered in ways that could cause real-world harm; election and voting-related misinformation and false or misleading tweets related to COVID-19.

The AP adds “tweets with more serious misinformation – for instance, a tweet claiming that vaccines cause autism – will get a stronger label, with the world ‘misleading’ and a red exclamation point. It won’t be possible to reply to, like or retweet these messages.”

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Social Media Goes Wild During MSNBC’s Election Night Meltdown

“MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real-time”

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Social media was thoroughly entertained by MSNBC’s “meltdown” over the November 2 election results rolling in. The cable channel likely got a little boost in viewership as Twitter users suggested others quickly turn to the channel to enjoy the comedy special.

As Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin began to take a clear advantage over Democrat Terry McAuliffe, “MSNBC hosts had public meltdowns that made for must-see TV among conservatives” write Fox News.

“If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC” Ann Coulter tweeted. National Review critic and writer Kyle Smith tweeted, “Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.” Meghan McCain wrote, “MSNBC is on nothing short of an emotional journey to Narnia tonight.”

Radio host Buck Sexton tweeted, “MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real-time.” The panel of hosts, Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace “spent much of the night making excuses and blaming Youngkin’s success on the backlash to critical race theory, which they claim doesn’t exist” writes Fox News.

Once word got out that Wallace made the claim critical race theory doesn’t exist, “the outspoken, right-leaning crowd that typically wouldn’t dare admit to watching the far-left network couldn’t help themselves on Election Night.”

It wasn’t just the words of the hosts that garnered attention, but also the station’s coverage, which was in essence, denial. NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck shared many of the clips from the MSNBC hosts throughout the night, including when the network dropped out of covering gubernatorial races in favor of Republican candidates and covered New York City Democrat Eric Adams’ victory speech instead.

“MSNBC’s election night co-hosts made it clear that they were pessimistic about their chances as they instead continued to lie about gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, his voters, and Republicans write large by calling them ‘dangerous’ human beings ‘to our national security’ and racists ‘in fleece’ peddling ‘lies’ about critical race theory,” wrote Houck.

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