If you have a tough question for White House press secretary Jen Psaki, the Biden team would like to have it in advance.
According to sources close to the matter, along with The Daily Beast, the new White House communications team has been reaching out to reporters ahead of press briefings to get their questions.
“While it’s a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can't really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want,” one White House correspondent said, per The Daily Beast. “That's not really a free press at all.”
EXCLUSIVE: Biden's communications staff have already probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during briefings, according to three sources and written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast https://t.co/vmpl4HpGxT
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 2, 2021
“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it,” another source with knowledge on the situation chimed in.
Does this surprise anyone? Psaki is obviously riding the struggle bus during her briefings and needs all the help she can get. Memes are flowing around the internet about her usage of the cliche "circle back" anytime she gets in hot water.
Trending Political News
Retired NFL Player Calls for Transgender Category of Sports After Biden Executive Order
Retired NFL player Marcellus Wiley has a strong take on where sports are headed after the executive order by President Joe Biden on transgender sports.
“As a father of 3 daughters & the husband to a former collegiate athlete, this hits home in a special way,” Wiley tweeted on Friday. “It’s time to create a separate transgender category in competition! Also think it’s time for me to start a podcast bcuz some things need to be discussed in detail! #respect.”
Screenshots are Forever: White Journalist Tweets Racial Slur at Black GOP Senator, then Deletes it
One thing about the internet is that once something is on there, it's nearly impossible to erase it. In today's age, things are screenshot all of the time. Especially if it is something controversial.
A Connecticut-based sports reporter found things out the hard way after he hurled a derogatory racial slur at Senator Tim Scott, calling him an "Uncle Tom."
HS Teacher Demands Student Remove Trump Flag from Bedroom Wall, or be Kicked from Virtual Class
Holy cow! A 16-year-old high school student was told to take down the "Trump 2020" flag from his bedroom wall or he would be kicked from the class.
We are literally living in a day and age where children are being discriminated in their own homes for supporting the president of the United States. WOW. How disgusting.
White House Already Having To Deal With ‘Ethical Headache’ Created By Kamala Harris’ Niece: Report
The Biden administration is already facing ethics issues surrounding Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena Harris, who they are reportedly concerned is “leveraging her relationship with her aunt” to advance her own interests.
The White House’s alleged concern comes after President Joe Biden has repeatedly been dogged over accusations that members of his family have benefited from their relationship with him when he was a senator and vice president.
Tim Tebow Delivers Powerful Message at March For Life: ‘My Mom Gave Me A Chance’
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow shared a story Friday at the annual March for Life about his mom giving birth to him after doctors told her she should have an abortion.
Tebow, the youngest of five children, said that back in 1986, God put in his father’s heart and mind the idea of having a fifth child, who would become a preacher. Although his mom was initially skeptical about having a fifth child, said Tebow, his mom eventually agreed with his dad, and the family prayed for another child.
Twice-Failed Candidate Beto O'Rouke Now Has His Eye on Becoming Governor
Beto O’Rourke, who not only lost a U.S. Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) but also failed in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, said earlier this week he is considering a run for Texas governor.
Speaking to El Paso radio station KLAQ, O’Rourke said that running for Texas governor was “something I’m going to think about.” The next day, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) was asked about a potential challenge from O’Rourke, the Texas Tribune reported.