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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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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest

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Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.

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The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.

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The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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Rolling Stone Forced to Admit False Story Claiming OK Hospitals Seeing Overdoses of Ivermectin Trying to Self-Treat COVID-19

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The Famous Rolling Stone magazine was forced to issue an “update” after their story about the pet deworming medication ivermectin and Oklahoma hospitals turned out to be false. Plenty of liberals were thrilled to jump on the story before it was found out to be incorrect.

Rolling Stone published a story about how Oklahoma hospitals were overwhelmed by patients overdosing on the drug ivermectin, which is used by veterinarians. Fox News reports “Rolling Stone was forced to issue an update to its viral story about Oklahoma hospitals being overwhelmed by patients who overdosed on the drug ivermectin after the doctor it cited was contradicted by the hospitals he referenced.”

Rolling Stone published testimony from Dr. Jason McElyea who told a local Oklahoma news station, KFOR-TV news, that hospitals were so overrun with ivermectin overdoses that patients were forced to wait for treatment, and even gunshot victims were being neglected.

“The Er’s are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated” McElyea was quoted as having said. Rachel Maddow, New York DailyNews, Newsweek, The Guardian and Insider all shared the false stories.

However, the Northeastern Hospital System (NHS) that McElyea reportedly works for issued a statement. NHS said that while McElyea “is affiliated” with a medical staffing group, he has not worked at the location mentioned for 2 months, nor had he treated any ivermectin overdoses.

“Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room. With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes no treating any patients for ivermectin overdose” the statement reads.

The statement also proclaims patients are not in fact being turned away, despite the Rolling Stones’ report. “All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care…we appreciate the opportunity to clarify this issue.”

Liberals salaciously picked up on the story thinking people were attempting to self-medicate from covid, but overdosing instead. “Ivermectin is most notably used as a cost-effective treatment for malaria and head lice as well as heartworm in domesticated dogs and cats. The FDA warns against the use of ivermectin for treating COVID-19, noting that ‘taking large doses of this drug Is dangerous and can cause serious harm.”

“The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea” says the FDA website.

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