Gainor: Biden-loving media shrugs at oversight demand

Monday, May 17, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Press Secretary Jen PsakiThe Biden-led White House has announced it will grant interviews to reporters on one condition: It has the right to edit, or even strike, quotes in the story.

Last week it was discovered that White House reporters have to allow Press Secretary Jen Psaki (pictured at right) and her team to review and edit, or even completely delete, any quote before it goes into print.

Dan Gainor of Media Research Center says the White House press corps doesn't like the requirement but many news organizations enjoy insider access for their political stories.  

“That means that if you burn them once, and don't give them quote approval,” he explains, “then they're never going to talk to you again.

Gainor

That also means, unfortunately, that much of the news being published by mainstream outlets has been scrubbed and sanitized with input from the Biden administration.

Gainor says reporters are only mildly protesting because they're already on the Biden team.

“CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR:  These outlets are all involved,” he warns. “Don't expect the journalists covering the White House day to day to have both access and ethics.”

Next up for Cheney … CNN?

Gainor is weighing in on another Capitol Hill debate, this one involving the recently deposed GOP leader in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Liz Cheney. The MRC spokesman says now that Cheney is no longer in Republican leadership, America is going to see a lot more of her … in the mainstream media.

Rep. Liz CheneyCheney (pictured) is up for re-election to Congress in 2022 in Wyoming, a state that former President Donald Trump carried by almost 50 points in 2020. Gainor expects she's going to lose that race badly – and predicts she will end up with a job as an analyst at CNN.

"When it really became obvious that she wasn't going to keep her job [in the House], when she was no longer lobbying on Capitol Hill to keep her job like she did a couple months ago, the first place she went to was CNN," he points out.

And the fact that Cheney keeps arguing about Trump's role leading up to the January 6 riot at the Capitol? That argument, says Gainor, is being merely used by the establishment in Washington as "a club against the grassroots."

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