It would appear that the Biden administration is getting ready to make a move against members of the media that it does not like
With so much negative news about the Biden family lately, suddenly, the rules are going to change.
White House has published a new set of rules for media members to be able to attend briefings, reports the New York Post.
Cut Them Out
The White House will now require anyone attending a briefing to submit a letter to the White House to gain access to the events.
They must also prove they are working for “an organization whose principal business is news dissemination.”
This is clearly a response to reporters like Simon Ateba yelling out during the briefings, accusing Karine Jean-Pierre of playing favorites among the outlets.
Reporters must also now submit their physical address, as if that has anything to do with reporting on the White House. They must be able to prove that they have been reporting on the White House with regularity over the last six months and provide proof of “accreditation by a press gallery in either the Supreme Court, U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives.”
Every reporter must be willing “to submit to any necessary investigation by the U.S. Secret Service to determine eligibility for access to the White House complex, where Secret Service will determine eligibility based on whether the applicant presents a potential risk to the safety or security of the President, the Vice President, or the White House complex.”
Another stipulation in the agreement requires them to act in a “professional manner,” and not impede “events or briefings” on campus.
The new guidelines state, “The White House expects that all hard pass holders will act in a professional manner while on White House grounds by respecting their colleagues, White House employees, and guests; observing stated restrictions on access to areas of the White House or credentialed events; and not impeding events or briefings on campus.
“Absent security concerns involving the United States Secret Service or other exigent circumstances, the White House will provide a written warning to you if your conduct violates these expectations. Subsequent violations may lead to the suspension or revocation of your hard pass, following notice and an opportunity to respond,”
Ateba, one of the more outspoken members of the media, responded, “While I don’t feel upset that the White House is making changes due to my presence, it is ironic that these modifications come shortly after President Biden declared that journalism is not a crime on World Press Freedom Day. It appears that if you excel at your job, both the WHCA and the White House may work together to target you. This situation exacerbates the public’s lack of trust in the media and politicians in Washington,” reports the Daily Caller.
Pretty ironic that this change comes only a few days after a rare Biden sit-down interview where he whined about the media only covering him negatively, blaming the media for his poor polling headed into the 2024 election.