(RepublicanWire.org) – The Washington Post editorial board has blasted President Biden over his lack of press conferences. In an op-ed titled “Biden no longer does press conferences. That’s not acceptable,” the board proceeds to point out that in 2023 Biden has not had a single solo news conference. They further add that he has had two joint news conferences during meetings with foreign leaders.

In the op-ed, the board proceeds to criticize Biden for avoiding reporters and for not interacting with the media as much as previous presidents had. In fact, they point out that in the last century, there were only two Presidents who had fewer news conferences than Biden, and those were Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

The board also aired out their grievances about Biden’s behavior when he does appear before the press, pointing out that much like he did on Monday when he appeared along with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, he usually walks off and does not respond to any of the questions that the press has.

The White House however has repeatedly claimed that this is not the case and that the President will often address questions from the media in informal settings. This was also something that Biden himself joked about during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner when he stated that “This dinner sums up my first two years in office. I’ll talk for 10 minutes, take zero questions and cheerfully walk away.”

In the op-ed, the board argues that the White House had previously promised transparency but instead, they are shutting out the press. They add that for Biden, giving more press conferences could help increase the percentage of Americans who believe that can still complete his job as the President.

(RepublicanWire.org) – On Thursday, as Biden was trying to head out to his helicopter to go to Pennsylvania to campaign for John Fetterman, he stopped to speak with reporters. However, one reporter put him on the spot, “John Fetterman’s gonna appear with you today in Pennsylvania, but there haven’t been that many candidates campaigning with you…,” an indisputable statement of fact.

While answering the question, the president seemed especially angry and aggressive. Biden interrupted her, and grabbed her, “That’s not true! There’ve been 15. COUNT KID, COUNT!”

Then Biden was then asked a question that related to abortion rights. Upon providing his nonsensical answer in which he referred to the now-overturned landmark Roe v. Wade case, Biden can be seen reaching out and grabbing the reporter’s arms saying, “It’s Roe v. Wade. Read it, man. You’ll get educated.”

One can only imagine the sheer outrage from the left if former President Donald Trump exhibited the same erratic behaviors, to the point where he grabbed and yanked reporters’ hands and arms.

President Biden has often appeared to be short-tempered and has snapped at a number of reporters and members of the general public throughout his 2020 campaign and during the first 20 months of his presidency.

On Wednesday, Biden delivered some remarks on his infrastructure law and its implementation. Doocy took the opportunity to get Biden on record, asking whether he had “abortion or inflation” at the top of his domestic agenda.

“Mr. President, could you help us out just really quick? What is your top domestic priority? Is it inflation or is it abortion?” Doocy asked, prompting the president to cock his brow, and slowly fiddle with a pen, eventually putting it in his pocket as other journalists shouted questions.

“Just hoping to clarify for midterm voters, top domestic issue: inflation or abortion?” Doocy reasserted. This is when Biden snapped.

“They’re all important. Unlike you, there’s no one thing. It crosses the board. Domestic — ask me about foreign policy too. There’s multiple, multiple, multiple issues, and they’re all important,” Biden sneered. “And so — and we ought to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. You know that old expression?”

The White House Press Association should be objecting to the way Biden treats reporters. This is getting out of control. Having a person in charge that acts like this is a danger to national security.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Upset reporters erupted in protest and are speaking out after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pulled the plug early on a daily briefing before others had a chance to ask questions.

The press briefing lasted 40 minutes and the time was used up by only three reporters in the first two rows asking multiple questions and follow-ups.

Associated Press reporter Josh Boak signaled to Psaki that time was up. “Thanks, Jen,” Boak shouted out as a reporter asked Psaki a question about whether the US intended to get oil from Venezuela.

White House reporter Steven Nelson and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times confronted Boak over the situation.

“You know, you don’t have to call the briefing over,” Nelson protested. “We have questions back here,” Nelson said from the fourth row.

“Let her call the briefing if it’s 40 minutes in,” he added.

“There are five rows back here and none of us got to ask a question,” said Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett.

“Why did you call it?” asked Sweet. “Why did you do it?”

“Can we have an explanation?” Nelson followed up.

“Look, if you want to yell at me, I’m in the [AP] booth. You can do that there,” Boak answered.

Here’s what happened next via NY Post:

At that point, Steve Portnoy of CBS News Radio, president of the White House Correspondents Association, stepped up to try to calm things down.

As Portnoy explained, it’s traditional for the senior wire reporter at the briefing to “end it when we feel we’ve had enough.”

“Clearly, we have felt that we have not had enough,” he went on. “So there might be appropriate — an opportunity for we as a press corps to collectively decide when we’ve had enough, and to send that signal on our behalf to the AP man or woman so that he or she can signal to the secretary that we have had enough,” he said.

“I think it’s appropriate for us collectively as a unit, as a press corps, to reach that accommodation,” Portnoy said.

Although President Biden had no public events on his schedule, some reporters wanted the briefing to end in time for them to watch an afternoon event with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Boak said he had “discussions” with people, whom he didn’t identify, who told him they “needed an out at 3:30 and I obliged them.” That led to more outrage, with journalists noting that Boak had indulged himself by asking Psaki three questions.

“If you knew you had an out, then why don’t you guys limit yourself to one topic?” Halkett of Al Jazeera said from her seat in the sixth row.

“You don’t think we all have assignments? We don’t have editors? We don’t have deadlines?” she asked.

From the fifth row, Sweet chimed in: “Right, if you agree on the out, why don’t you organize yourself on how you conduct yourself during the briefing?”

Sweet added that Psaki or her deputy Karine Jean-Pierre is capable of ending the briefing on their own and that the tradition of the AP calling the briefing should end.

“I understand all the traditions that we have,” said Sweet, who has been covering the White House since the early 1990s. “Maybe it’s time to end the tradition. And Jen and her colleagues are fully capable of saying, ‘I’ve got to go now.’ And let’s just end it. No one deserves to have to feel that responsibility.”