Joe Biden was saying in the time after the reelection and before he was sworn in that he was going to make sure that the best people were on the job when he came to town.
The problem is, they are making sure that everything is staged and planned to the point that even their greetings at the start of press briefings are planned.
Now, having everything planned out is perfectly fine if you are a stage play and you have to somehow organize several people to look like they are conducting a performance instead of going off the cuff.
Biden’s people are making sure that every step is planned and pre-planned in order to make it so their boss doesn’t look like a bumbling old man
The Biden team has been caught red-handed in yet another scandal.
According to reporting by left-wing outlet The Daily Beast, Joe Biden’s communications team has asked reporters in advance what questions they are planning to ask incompetent White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at press briefings.
It seems that after being roasted by conservatives on Twitter for her incompetence in answering nearly every question with a version of “let me circle back to you on that,” the Biden communications team has changed their tactics. Instead of preparing Psaki with answers to possible questions like any other administration has done, they decided to just ask the left-wing press for the questions ahead of time.
A montage of all of the times Psaki said “circle back” was shared on YouTube by Grabien. It gained over 67,000 views, and was shared across social media platforms like Twitter.
The Daily Beast referenced “three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast” who implied that the Biden administration’s communications team had made the approaches to reporters.
“One reporter raised the issue during an informal White House Correspondents Association Zoom call last Friday. According to multiple sources, leaders at the meeting advised print reporters to push back against requests by the White House press team to learn of questions in advance, or simply to not respond to the Biden team’s inquiries,” The Daily Beast claimed.
“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it,” one source told The Daily Beast.
The left-wing outlet also included a quote from a White House spokesperson who 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 government is serving them.”
In a moment that surprised almost no one, Eric Schultz, a former deputy press secretary during the Obama administration came out and said that this approach was normal.