Biden Workforce Blocks Reporters from ‘Chatting’ Throughout Zoom Press Conferences
Breitbart’s Haris Alic reported that Team Biden does not seem happy that reporters are concerned that Biden is not answering enough questions from reporters.
Sam Stein, the new White House editor at Politico, tweeted on Wednesday: “The Biden transition team appears to have turned off public chat on their transition zoom calls, a place I and others routinely complain to them had to ask more questions. “”
A few weeks ago, Fox News’s Morgan Phillips reported that some of the press were “frustrated” with what they considered the Biden team to be favorites when it came to handing out opportunities to ask questions at press events.
Biden officials called five reporters from the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, PBS and Politico on Friday, ignoring questions from Fox News and others.
Towards the end of the brief interview, other reporters became frustrated and used Zoom’s “chat” feature to pressure Biden officers to give more access.
“Hey guys, there are tons of people who want to ask questions, and since this is done once a week we could PLEASE go longer or at least hold more briefings,” wrote Sam Stein of The Daily Beast in the chat.
“Any chance you can ask a few more questions? There are a lot of people here with questions,” added Zeke Miller of The Associated Press.
“Is there a reason to say that if you just call the same small group every week we want to ask questions?” said the White House reporter Andrew Feinberg.
Unsurprisingly, the Biden people tried to avoid asking questions about the then scoop from Hunter Biden, who admitted he was being investigated by the Justice Department. But these talks are not the conservative media.
Politico’s decision to hire Sam Stein was not seen as a selection of someone independent or skeptical of Team Biden. Fox also reported that Stein’s wife, Jessicaaken, previously served as an assistant legal advisor at the Obama White House and as a trial attorney for the Justice Department. Donation records also showed that Canvas donated nearly $ 10,000 to Democrats and progressive organizations – including more than $ 5,700 to Biden’s presidential campaign. She also donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Canvas now works for Facebook as a public policy manager – which Stein alluded to in October when he admitted having “conflicting opinions” about the social media censorship of a New York Post reveal about Hunter Biden.