For the most part, the mainstream media has given Joe Biden a pass on the border, just as they have done everything else.
For once, someone other than a Fox News reporter asked a question about the border.
Not only that, but the reporter from the New York Times also actually accused the administration of creating a humanitarian crisis.
The administration was clearly caught off guard.
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New York Times reporter Michael Shear clearly had the administration on the defensive.
His tone while asking his question, however, was comical, as he clearly sounded hesitant and worried about how his question would be perceived.
Biden had two things working against him here.
First, migrants in El Paso were rounded up and shuffled off to detention centers to clear the streets before Biden's visit.
Second, Biden wrote a new rule that would allow "parole" for migrants if they applied legally (they have to be from four specific countries).
Shear stated that migrant advocacy groups were outraged over Biden's latest move, calling it worse than anything that Trump had ever done on the immigration front.
He added, "That was echoed across the board in literally scores of emails I got from every humanitarian group."
John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council, was at the podium at the time.
Here is the exchange…
Reporter: Groups are calling Biden’s border policy a “humanitarian disgrace.”
Biden Spokesman John Kirby: “Obviously we take a different view.” pic.twitter.com/851VxA9V7x
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 6, 2023
When Karine Jean-Pierre took over the podium, Shear asked, "Lawsuits are going to be filed in the same way that lawsuits, you know, were filed against the Trump administration over and over and over again about their immigration policies.
This time, it'll be against you guys. That puts this president, who spent so much time on the campaign trail talking about how he wanted to be different than Donald Trump when it came to immigration issues — I mean, it just puts you guys in a really awkward place, doesn't it?"
Jean-Pierre was livid, resorting to attacking Trump again.
She stated, "I have to say, Michael, I take — look, I understand what you're saying. But I do take issue with comparing us to Donald Trump."
She forgot to include that the Biden administration has also been criticized for separating families during the processing.
See what happens when the media starts to treat this White House with fair questions instead of coddling them and covering up for them?
Source: The Blaze