As a lot as President Biden promised his pals (and voters) within the left-wing press he would deal with them so a lot better than that Trump man, Fox media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn revealed that Biden gave solely seven interviews to journalists in 2022. None of them had been throwing hardballs. Not Lester Holt on NBC. Not Scott Pelley on CBS. (We used the phrase “drools” to explain it.)
Wulfsohn did not even depend Drew Barrymore or Jimmy Cuddle, er, Kimmel.
On high of that, Biden referred to as solely 5 solo press conferences, in accordance with the American Presidency Venture on the College of California-Santa Barbara. The entry to his deep off-the-cuff ideas may be very restricted. Whereas different trendy presidents have provided on common greater than 20 press conferences a 12 months — including up solo pressers and joint conferences with different leaders — Biden has solely averaged 10.4 in his first two years.
Curtis Houck joins in to debate how Biden and his press secretaries Jen Psaki and Karine Jean-Pierre carried out, and the way some journalists pressed for critical solutions. Psaki was slick, and Jean-Pierre earned the nickname “Karinge” (coined by Vince Coglianese). Curtis commonly presents video tweets of Fox reporters — “Doocy Time” and “Jacqui [Heinrich] Time” — however different reporters, like CBS’s Ed O’Keefe, have sometimes pressed firmly to get a coherent reply in briefings. Karine usually says “the president has been very clear” after which she proceeds right into a foggy reply.
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