Karen Townsend at Hot Air reported that CBS News producer Bo Erickson was scolded again by Joe Biden for impertinent questions. It happened on Friday as some members of the press were let in to see Biden chatting with Democrat congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. 'In my Oval Office, mi casa, you casa,' Biden told his colleagues. Biden said to the press "thanks, everybody, for coming in"....for a photo opportunity.
As Biden aides can be heard yelling at reporters to vacate -- "Let's go! Let's go guys!" -- Erickson politely asked "Mr. Biden, the COVID Task Force said it’s safe for students to be in class. Are you going to encourage unions to cooperate more to bring kids back to classrooms, sir? Biden insulted Erickson for misbehaving:
Asked Biden if he will encourage teacher unions to cooperate to get kids back in school because the COVID task force said it is safe to be in the classroom. He didn't answer.— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) November 20, 2020
“Why are you the only guy that always shouts out questions?” he said. pic.twitter.com/x2DsG5Fmgo
This is rude? It's like Biden has never watched a White House press conference with Trump. The press rarely questions teacher unions as a powerful interest group inside the Democratic Party.
CBS White House reporter Paula Reid stepped up for her colleague on Twitter:
President-Elect Biden asks a good question - why is @BoKnowsNews the only one in the Biden pool tossing questions? Schools, vaccines, stimulus - so many important q’s for both @SpeakerPelosi &@JoeBiden
ABC campaign reporter Will Steakin also came to Erickson's defense: "Good for Bo, also the idea that this was a 'shouted' question is hilarious".
A few weeks ago, as the media elites were trying to avoid the Hunter Biden stories in the New York Post, Erickson gently asked Biden for comment on his scandalous son. Biden shot back: “I know you'd ask it. I have no response. It's another smear campaign. It's right up your alley. They’re the questions you always ask.”