Liberal journalists are hyping Joe Biden’s named cabinet members as “superheroes” here to save America as they clean up Donald Trump’s “old boys club.”
After four years of unrelenting criticism of the Trump administration, cable hosts and correspondents have greeted each Biden cabinet announcement with cheers as they uncritically welcome each selection as a “sharp rebuke” to that dastardly Donald Trump’s administration.
The following are just a few of the examples of journalists hailing Biden’s choices from the last week:
Biden’s Cabinet “Saving Us All” Like the “Avengers!”
Host Nicolle Wallace: “Talk about diplomacy being back, to talk about Joe Biden’s empathy and humanity, to talk about diplomacy being back, it is all about implicit rebuke of Donald Trump's foreign policy stewardship..”....
PBS’s NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor: “Just saying they’re going to do their job and be good stewards of America’s role in this world and focus on American diplomacy, that in and of itself being a rebuke of President Trump...I was talking to a Democrat who just said this also felt like the Avengers, it felt like we are being rescued from this, this craziness we’ve all lived through these past four years and now here are the superheroes to come and save us all.”
— MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, November 24.
Kicking Out the “Old Boys Club” and Welcoming Back the “Adults” In the Room
Host Alisyn Camerota: “Biden will also formally announce his economic team today after naming an all-female senior communications team last night….It’s an historic headline and a very important historic headline, but I think that sometimes eclipses their qualifications for the job. These women will be familiar to lots of our viewers. They’ve been around Washington. They’ve been in and out of the White House. They know what they’re doing. But as you point out, it’s very notable, because Washington is the ultimate old boy’s club.”...
Yahoo! News reporter Brittany Shepherd: “D.C. is the city of boy’s clubs. I think the White House is probably the most notorious of them all. Both in the press representation and in the staffing. It’s critical for the Biden transition team that they are putting adults in the room. That’s why you’re seeing a lot of Obama-world veterans, both formally and informally in Jen Psaki and others.”
— CNN New Day, November 30.
Tough Analysis of Biden’s Economic Team
“We’ve been watching announcements by President-Elect Joe Biden of his some of his economic team….The message from the President-Elect was ‘help is on the way,’ trying to paint a picture of an economic team that will be able to really help this economy — in terms of equality as well. Making sure all Americans have a better future.”
— Anchor Kate Snow on NBC News Now live coverage of cabinet announcements, December 1.
Let’s Admit It, Trump’s Team Were a Bunch of Yes Men
“They are now being told that it is not going to be political and Joe Biden saying ‘these are people, this is a team who’s going to tell me….what I need to know, not what I want to know.’ That is a big change.”
— MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on NBC News live coverage of Joe Biden cabinet picks, November 24.
Trump Had First All-Female Comms Team, But We’ll Ignore That Pesky Fact
ABC’s Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos: “We’re going to get the latest now on the presidential transition with Joe Biden breaking a new barrier by announcing an all female White House communication team.”...
ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Cecilia Vega: “Joe Biden this morning is moving on with his transition, including trying to make good on his campaign promise to diversify the White House with that first, all female communication team.”...
NBC’s Today correspondent Geoff Bennett: “For the first time, all of the senior staffers tasked with shaping White House messaging will be women.”
— From ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today, November 30. Currently, women hold the positions of White House communications director (Alyssa Farah), deputy White House communications director (Roma Daravi), deputy White House press secretary (Sarah Matthews), press secretary for the First Lady (Stephanie Grisham), press secretary for the Second Lady (Kara Brooks), vice presidential communications director (Katie Miller), and White House press secretary (Kayleigh McEnany).
Biden’s Diverse Cabinet a “Sharp Rebuke of Trump”
White House correspondent Rachel Scott: “Everything about it [cabinet announcements] the tone, the message, the rollout. All of it amounted to a very sharp rebuke of President Trump....Joe Biden has promised to have a diverse cabinet that reflects the diversity of America.”
Correspondent Martha Raddatz: “And so far he’s doing that.”
— ABC’s This Week, November 29.
Go Ahead, Tell Us How Racist and Inexperienced Trump’s Cabinet Was
“A very experienced group, a very diverse group. Clearly you were trying to send a message. Can you articulate what that message is?”
— Anchor Lester Holt to Joe Biden on NBC’s Nightly News, November 24.
Head Scratcher: Cabinet Full of Politicians Is “Not Political?”
“This is about the least flashy team you could possibly get. They are deeply experienced, they are humble and they are life-long public servants….They are not political….They really do reflect America.”
— Correspondent Martha Raddatz during ABC News live coverage of Joe Biden cabinet announcement, November 24.
Press Corps Sycophants Have Their Buddies Back in Power!
“I’m actually quite pleased that he [Joe Biden] picked not only women, but these women in particular because they have strong relationships with the press….Remember how Trump used to attack reporters like Abby Phillips, reporters like Yamiche Alcindor, April Ryan, Kaity Collins. It was a constant, at that point, attack of female reporters predominantly….I think this is a point in the right direction because we know that now we’ll have a more traditional relationship with the press.”
— Co-host Sunny Hostin on ABC’s The View, November 30.