Press corps blasts ‘continued efforts to limit access to the president’ by the White House
The White House Press Corps has blasted “ahistoric” efforts to limit reporters’ access to Joe Biden during briefings, charging that their presence is being unprecedentedly and severely restricted without explanation.
In a joint letter to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the Corps pointed out that this isn’t the first time complaints have been made about the practice and demanded that access, which was formerly unrestricted under other administrations, be restored.
The letter states “We once again respectfully request the Biden administration – without exception-re-open all of the traditional venues for presidential remarks at the White House, including the East Room and the South Court Auditorium, for any reporter admitted to the White House campus.”
The letter further asserts that “The current method of allowing a limited number of reporters into these events is not only restrictive and antithetical to the concept of a free press, but it has been done without any transparent process into how reporters are selected to cover these events.”
Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is on full display for the world to see. On April 18, the White House held its traditional Easter Egg Roll celebration on the South Lawn. Biden had to be coached through aspects of the event by his wife and some of those around him. While some such prompts would be normal in a situation like this, they reminded the world of Biden’s gaffe-riddled Senate career, basement hideaway presidential campaign, avoidance of regular press conferences and interviews, confusingly unnecessary lies about his past, forgetting the names of major figures, calling only on preapproved journalists, dazed expressions, and watching as his aides shout to drown out the questions of reporters.
Perhaps the peak example of Biden’s fitness for office, or lack thereof, came when Biden began speaking to a reporter about freedom in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Suddenly a giant, fuzzy Easter bunny mascot literally blocked him off, waving its hands in his face and gently but firmly guiding him away from the reporter. The man who supposedly won 81 million votes and who now supposedly wields more political and military power than any other single person on Earth was treated like he was senile by his wife, the bunny (White House press official Meghan Hays) and his other handlers.
A lot of conservatives are angered by Biden, and even liberals are souring on him. But many if not most of them are missing the fact that Biden is not in charge. A giant bunny and a humiliation of the office of president might start to change that.
People will start asking: If Biden doesn’t hold the power of the presidency—who does?