A new report reveals that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempts to find out what questions reporters will be asking her BEFORE she holds her press briefings.
White House reporters expressed concern that the disclosure that Psaki’s team was trying to find out what she would be asked could create the perception they are coordinating with the messaging political communication staff are trying to push for their bosses.
The appearance of?
Over the past four years, the Democrats and their mainstream media cohorts have done little to hide the fact that they were colluding with one another.
According to The Daily Beast, which shockingly, reported something negative concerning Joe Biden and/or the Democrats, their White House correspondent source stated:
“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,.
That’s not really a free press at all.”
While another source added:
“It p***ed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it.”
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
Is This Biden’s Idea Of White House Transparency?
The White House did not deny that Psaki has asked journalists to preview questions they plan to ask but said the goal is to make briefings to be ‘informative.’
Yea, because finding out the questions ahead of time, has nothing to do with now being able to supply a politically correct answer.
A White House spokesperson stated:
“Our goal is to make the daily briefing as useful and informative as possible for both reporters and the public,’
‘Part of meeting that objective means regularly engaging with the reporters who will be in the briefing room to understand how the White House can be most helpful in getting them the information they need.
That two-way conversation is an important part of keeping the American people updated about how the government is serving them.”
Of course, this revelation comes on the heels of after four years claiming that it’s a legitimate basis for questioning the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psak is NOW DISMISSING reporters questions which start with: “Many People Are Saying…“
Psaki calls out a reporter for asking a "many people are saying" question he can't back up pic.twitter.com/OyweIQiVwB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 1, 2021