The Washington Post Editorial Board closes in on Biden: "Biden no longer does press conferences. That’s not acceptable."
by Ann Althouse
"Mr. Biden is turning into a news media evader, and it’s harmful to his presidency and the nation.... (A news conference involves the president taking questions from multiple reporters; a one-on-one interview with a handpicked journalist doesn’t count.) So far in 2023, Mr. Biden has done zero solo news conferences.... It is widely known that Mr. Biden is gaffe-prone and that news conferences are not his forte. But as he runs for a second term, he should be eager to show he can handle all aspects of the job. Pick up the microphone, Mr. President. The media is not your enemy."
That last sentence is true. The media want to support him. I don't think you have to convince him of that. The extraordinary thing is that he knows he has their support and he still won't even approach a normal amount of contact with them.
But why this editorial now? The new Washington Post/ABC poll seems to have lit a fire under them:
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