Media that battled Trump went easy on Biden

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Biden press conference 2The same White House reporters who suggested that media-mocking Donald Trump was putting them in mortal danger and undermining the First Amendment conducted a love-fest with President Joe Biden during his first press conference.

“It was an abject embarrassment for the White House press corps,” complains Curtis Houck of the Media Research Center. “The questions were predictably soft, really nudging and helping to move a frail President Biden along.”

The very first question, which came from Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller, asked Biden how far he is willing to go to “achieve those promises that you made to the American people.”

Not to be outdone by that softball question, PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor brought up the hot-button issue of the border crisis but framed it this way: Does Biden agree the illegal aliens --- “immigrants” --- are coming to the U.S. because they view the new president as a “moral, decent man.”

Alcindor, who often peppered Trump with questions about race, suggested in 2018 that Trump describing himself as a “nationalist” makes the Republican Party appear to be racist.

Trump told Alcindor the question was “insulting” and said he loves his country which needs help more than helping the rest of the world.

“I have heard tougher questions at beauty pageant Q-and-A’s,” Trey Gowdy, the former Republican congressman, told Fox News the following day.

Sandy Rios, a talk show host for American Family Radio and a veteran of D.C. politics, tells One News Now it was “jaw dropping” to see the stark difference between Trump’s interaction with the media versus how Biden was treated.   

Biden called on reporters from a list in front of him but appeared to get lost mid-sentence despite reading at times from prepared answers.

Rios suspects that Biden knew the questions, too, since at one point he stated out loud he was searching for a note card before answering.  

“It’s bizarre and nobody seems to care,” she warns. “The president of the United States is having to be managed in order to do these press conferences.”


Editor's Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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