Fireworks: White House Reporters Squabble Over Press Access

March 7th, 2022 7:51 PM

On Monday afternoon after the White House press briefing, the Briefing Room became the site of a contentious and, at times, heated debate about who gets to ask questions and how many as, thanks to longstanding power bestowed on the AP reporter slot, the Q&A portion of the briefing only lasted about 39 minutes.

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‘Aren’t We Financing the War?’; FNC’s Heinrich Schools Psaki Over Oil

March 3rd, 2022 7:38 PM

After having two days off for President Biden’s State of the Union and trip to Wisconsin, Thursday brought the return of The Psaki Show and, with the Biden administration still refusing to ban the import of Russian oil, the questions were fierce. They included a slew from Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich with one presenting Psaki with the notion that the U.S. is “financing” Russia’s “war” against…

Sinister: AP Says Republicans Using Trans as ‘Wedge Issue’

Culture
February 28th, 2022 2:18 PM

Long before “Republicans Pounce!” they had “wedge issues.” They used them to divide people and, according to an AP report, they still do. Today’s GOP wedge issue of choice is transgenderism – you know, the mental health problem that’s sweeping the nation? Conservatives and Republicans (and lots of other normal folks) are bewildered and revulsed by the trans craze, and so it’s coming up in…

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You Awake Now, Joe? WH Press Hammer Biden as Russia Invades Ukraine

February 24th, 2022 5:34 PM

Addressing the world some 15 hours after Russian began a full invasion of Ukraine, President Biden faced a White House press corps on Thursday afternoon that, after he ducked their questions on Tuesday, chose to do its job and call out the likelihood the latest round of economic sanctions would do all but nothing to deter Putin, the likely economic pain Americans will feel, and what has he…

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Tough Day at the Office: Doocy, Lee Bring Cavalry Against Team Biden

February 23rd, 2022 8:02 PM

Ahead of a likely Russian invasion of Ukraine, State Department spokesman Ned Price and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki spent Wednesday afternoon under fire from establishment media reporters and, of course, Fox’s Peter Doocy over the administration’s flip-flop on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the failure to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the impact the war could have on the U…

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AP RIPS NBC for Deal with Communist China: ‘Olympics Were a Disaster’

Business
February 23rd, 2022 1:08 PM

Even the liberal Associated Press observed that NBC’s multi-billion dollar Olympics bet on pro-communist China just went up in flames. The Associated Press (AP) called the Olympics a “disaster” for NBC, especially after it secured a $7.75 billion deal for exclusive rights to cover the Games through 2032.

Column: 'Explainer' Articles Insist Nobody 'Spied' on Trump

February 18th, 2022 5:47 AM

There’s a second wave of media reaction to John Durham’s latest filing on the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. The first wave was silence, hoping somehow the whole story would vanish. Now the second wave is “Explainers,” which attempt to hem and haw defensively through the whole business.

AP Climate Army? Four Leftist Big Money Orgs Fund AP Eco-Journalists

Business
February 17th, 2022 3:43 PM

The Associated Press recently celebrated an $8 million cash infusion from left-wing mega-donors to fund a small army of eco-journalists. The Associated Press (AP) declared on Feb. 15 that “it is assigning more than two dozen journalists across the world to cover climate issues.” The announcement of the $8 million in funding marked the “largest single expansion paid for…

Editor’s Pick: Hot Air on AP Saying Zucker’s Secrecy Was the Problem

February 8th, 2022 11:12 AM

On Tuesday, Hot Air Senior Editor Ed Morrissey reported on the Associated Press concluding that the only thing disgraced CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker did wrong was to keep his affair with a subordinate a secret. As Morrissey observed: “Huh. And here I thought the lesson would be to not conspire with your paramour to turn your media outlet into a propaganda outlet for a leading politician…

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AP Reporter Battles State Department on Russia 'False Flag' Claims

February 3rd, 2022 8:29 PM

Sparks flew during a Thursday press briefing at the State Department where Associated Press diplomatic writer Matt Lee verbally duked it out with spokesperson Ned Price over accusations the U.S. was making, suggesting Russia was planning “false flag” operations in Ukraine; complete with propaganda videos and detailing specific scenes.

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Here’s the Five WORST (and Best) Legacy Media Questions to Biden

January 20th, 2022 4:08 PM

Wednesday marked what had to have been one of the more stressful days at the White House as President Biden spent nearly two hours before reporters, calling on 24 of them and fielding over 60 questions on a robust set of issues (aside from crime and illegal immigration). We've already covered the questions from Fox’s Peter Doocy, the New York Post’s Steven Nelson, Newsmax’s James…

AP Touts Jill Biden's 'Healing,' Trashed Melania Trump's 'Marketing'

January 17th, 2022 5:21 PM

AP should stand for Associated Publicists when they write on Democrat first ladies. Reporter Darlene Superville penned a valentine on Monday headlined "Jill Biden: I didn’t expect ‘healing role’ as first lady." This sounds remarkably naive for someone who spent eight years as the Second Lady. At least there was no "Doctor" thrown in, maybe because the "healing" might sound too literal. …

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Hunker Down, Jen! Rosen Joins Briefings as Doocy Keeps Bringing Heat

January 14th, 2022 5:07 PM

Longtime journalist James Rosen made his White House briefing debut on Thursday as White House correspondent for Newsmax, so it was no surprise he got right to work grilling National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on foreign policy and Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Biden being responsible for inflation and vaccinations. Not to be left out, Fox’s Peter Doocy appeared on Friday’s Psaki Show…

Editor’s Pick: Hot Air on AP Downplaying COVID Case Counts

January 13th, 2022 10:05 AM

On Wednesday, Hot Air Senior Editor Allahpundit reported on the Associated Press instructing its editors to downplay case counts in COVID stories and observed: “If this is their way of trying to hide the bad COVID news from the public in order to help Democrats, they’re waaaaaay too late.” The news service explained: “The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid…