Biden’s press office asked journalists to send questions in advance, drawing mixed reactions from reporters
Reporters recently complained about White House press staff asking for questions ahead of time.
- Doing so would give the appearance reporters are working with the administration.
- Some reporters, however, say that giving the press office a heads-up is routine practice.
On her first day in office, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, pledged to bring “truth and transparency back to the briefing room,” saying she had a “deep respect for the role of a free and independent press.”
But less than two weeks into President Joe Biden’s administration, reporters are raising concerns about White House press office staffers trying to get them to give advance notice on which questions they play to ask at briefings, The Daily Beast reported.
Some raised concerns that asking journalists for their questions ahead of time could give the impression that the media is working in conjunction with the Biden administration, allowing officials time to craft good answers.
DAWG SAYS: NOT A REAL SURPRISE THERE HAS BEEN PRIORS FOR THIS, LIKE HILLARY GETTING DEBATE QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE BY DONNA BRAZIL. INTEGRITY IN POLITICS IS NOT THE NORMAL.