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Biden likes to tussle with the press when given a tough question — here are 3 epic examples


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President Joe Biden had yet another fight with a reporter on Monday. Biden rumbles with reporters as if confronting his suspected former pool foe, Corn Pop.

During Biden’s latest round against the press, a reporter explained that “economists say a recession is even more likely than ever.” It was too much for the pugnacious prez. “Most of them don’t say that. Come on, don’t make it up, okay?” he has answered. “Now you sound like a Republican politician. I was kidding. It’s a joke.”

But it happens a lot. He feuds with CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and, of course, Fox News. According to a study, he gave only a fraction of the number of interviews given by Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Biden hit out at NBC anchor Lester Holt for “being a wise guy” for asking about inflation. He even joked about running over ABC’s Cecilia Vega — in an electric vehicle, of course.

It’s not Trump, whom the press attacked almost every hour. It’s Biden, the news media’s favorite candidate. That’s what makes his behavior so amazing.

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 17: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press prior to a Marine One departure from the White House on June 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden travels to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to spend his weekend. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The confrontations arise when Biden is frustrated that the press is not sticking to the approved narrative. He made this point when interviewed by non-journalist and designated sycophant Jimmy Kimmel. Biden complained that “everything gets sensationalized by the media.” Earlier in the day, he slammed reporters in a confidential session, hitting “the quality and tenor of media coverage of his administration”, according to Politico.

White House communications staff are keeping the president secret. Politico wrote in September, “When Biden makes public remarks, certain White House staff will mute or mute his remarks, according to White House officials.” This was evident when Biden began answering questions during the White House Easter egg roll and a White House public relations staffer literally brushed him off from the cheering reporters.

Part of Biden’s problem is longevity. He had 49 years to fight with the press. His political career is almost the same age as the average newly elected member of the House of Representatives. But most of the problem is that Biden just doesn’t like tough questions. Already.

Everyone knows Biden has had contact with Fox News’ Peter Doocy, but the president has battled with a wide variety of outlets. Here are three of the best examples:

1. Biden won’t even speak to the press: Forget open government, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report on January 13, 2022, criticizing Biden for rarely speaking to journalists. The report said: “He gave far fewer press conferences and media interviews than Barack Obama or Donald Trump during their first years in office.”

The report explains that “Biden held just one large-scale solo press conference at the White House and four on foreign trips during his first year in office.” He also granted “just 22 interviews as president to members of the news media”. That pales in comparison to 92 by Trump and 150 by Obama in their early years.

2. The President denounces a CNN reporter: CNN’s chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins asked Biden about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine. “Why are you so sure he will change his behavior, Mr. President,” she asked.

“I’m not confident. What the hell, what do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? came the harsh answer. It was even more difficult to answer his supplementary question. “If you don’t understand this, you are in the wrong company,” he snapped.

Biden likes to tussle with the press when given a tough question — here are 3 epic examples

US President Joe Biden has had repeated confrontations with reporters. Pictured: Biden speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Biden said it was the job of the Reserve government to rein in the fastest pace of inflation in decades, and backed central bank plans to scale back monetary stimulus.
(Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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3. Biden fights with a CBS reporter: In March, CBS reporter Christina Ruffini asked Biden about his failed Ukraine policy, noting that “deterrence hasn’t worked.” “Let’s be clear. You remember if you covered for me from the start, I didn’t say that in fact sanctions would deter it. Sanctions never deter. You keep talking about that. Sanctions don’t ever deter,” Biden replied.

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Of course, that was the party line out of Vice President Kamala Harris’ White House. Biden argued continued pressure would stop the invasion. So Ruffini posed his question again. Biden became a tester. “That’s not what I said. You’re playing a game with me. The answer is no,” Biden shot back.

All of these incidents reflect the White House attitude that Biden’s popularity would be higher if only the press were nicer. In reality, the news media has done a much better job of covering up the president’s failures than his own press team. And they’re not even on the payroll.

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