As the White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wrapped up her briefing on Thursday, she was met with a barrage of questions from journalists about the limited access they have to President Joe Biden. The reporters were determined to get answers, and they were not going to take no for an answer.
Jean-Pierre says the press is allowed to ask questions "every time a head of state visits."
Multiple reporters correct her, saying Biden "never answers questions," "we get yelled at," and "the press is always shouted down." KJP laughs nervously pic.twitter.com/HqQqub0kRa
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 16, 2023
The reporters were frustrated with the lack of access they have been given to the President, and they were not shy about expressing their feelings. “But he doesn’t answer questions!” one reported said, while another added “The press is always shouted down when we’re in the Oval Office.” Jean-Pierre attempted to defend the Biden administration by saying “That’s not true, he’s answered questions,” but the reporters were not convinced.
They’re all getting fed up with her 😬 https://t.co/PvOw1NyD62
— Jenna Ellis 🇺🇸 (@JennaEllisEsq) March 16, 2023
It is clear that the Biden administration is attempting to avoid any and all questions from the press. It is a stark contrast to the Obama administration, which was more open and transparent with the press. The Biden administration has been criticized for their lack of transparency and refusal to answer questions from the press.
The media frenzy that ensued at the end of Thursday’s briefing is a sign of the times. The Biden administration has been dodging questions from the press since day one, and it seems that they are not going to change their ways anytime soon. This is a major problem for the American people, as they deserve to know what their President is doing and saying.
The Biden administration needs to be held accountable for their lack of transparency and refusal to answer questions from the press. It is unacceptable for a President to be so secretive and unwilling to answer questions from the press. The American people deserve better and it is time for President Joe Biden to start being more open and transparent with the press.