Media and White House ‘Meet in Secret’ to Plot Better Media Coverage for Biden
The Biden administration is 'not happy' with bad headlines
The White House has been working with major establishment news outlets to give “favorable” coverage to Joe Biden, instead of calling out his failings.
The Biden administration is “not happy” with headlines that state the truth about the supply-chain disaster and handling of the economy.
To counter this problem, they “have been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor,” CNN’s Reliable Sources said.
Senior White House and administration officials “have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week,” according to one source.
The meetings have been led by a trio of administration officials:
- National Economic Council deputy directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti
- John Porcari
“I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials,” Darcy wrote.
According to MSN:
The administration has argued that “the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was last year.”
CNN reported the conversations have “been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials.”
The report about the secret talks also linked to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who wrote that the "media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump."
As Neon Nettle reported:
"Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote a column that was so slavishly pro-Biden that it was retweeted by Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain."
"The preposterous title was 'The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.'"
"As often happens, liberals avoid actually reading articles. That’s so old-fashioned, having an actual human-read prose. Instead, they assign some cold computer algorithms to make their argument."
He added that the findings during a time when Biden’s approval ratings took a nosedive, “confirmed my fear: My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy.”
The columnist pushed his theories during a CNN interview and admitted the negative press was bipartisan.
“The left-wing media is tough on him … He has no real support,” Milbank said of Biden.
As the New York Post reported:
His views knocking the media were — unsurprisingly — shared by the White House, with chief of staff Ron Klain sharing the Washington paper’s op-ed, writing, “Submitted for your consideration.”
Some news in @ReliableSources: Senior White House and admin officials have been holding briefings with major newsrooms over past week as they try to reshape economic coverage. https://t.co/s3tNP28Lae pic.twitter.com/REvVzLKlXv— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 7, 2021
“Biden’s policies are so popular that he’s begging the MSM to do a better job at lying about it,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, “BIDEN’S HANDLERS MEETING WITH THE MSM ASKING FOR A BETTER SPIN ON HIS POLICIES AND A MORE POSITIVE IMAGE OF HIM. ALL THEY DO IS LIE.”
Others suggested that the spin was “the opposite” by being favorable to the president, noting the lack of media coverage of The Post’s numerous scoops on first son Hunter Biden.
“Had they not protected [Biden] and his con artiste son for months we wouldn’t be here now,” one person complained, while another urged the media to “strap their balls back on and show this pathetic president for exactly what he is.”