Sunday 30 April 2023

Veteran Journalist Warns About ‘Most Dangerous’ Reporters Ahead Of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

 Welp, Saturday night is the annual “White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner” and the Beltway media crowd is particularly elated because both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be in attendance.

Most in attendance view themselves as the cornerstone of Democracy, when in actuality they are propagandists for the professional political class. But one veteran journalist is offering advice to his colleagues while cautioning Americans to watch out for what he dubs the “most dangerous” kind of reporter.

“The @WhiteHouse press corps is under harsh scrutiny as never before — just as we prepare to gather, chummily, with @POTUS for the @whca #WHCA dinner tonight,” Newsmax White House reporter James Rosen tweeted. “Here is what I think, based on twenty-five years in the Washington media, and as a reporter who aspires to objectivity.”

Rosen praised many of his fellow press pool participants, acknowledging that they do actual journalism.

“But beware the reporters, in and beyond the @WhiteHouse, who believe themselves to be innately without bias and fearless pursuers of The Truth; they are the most dangerous, and often the most biased,” he tweeted. 

Rosen also admonished the White House for their contempt of journalism. He seems to be the only member of the press, save maybe Peter Doocey and Simon Ateba, who acknowledges that Biden and his lackeys, such as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, treat the press with utter disdain. KJP rarely gives straightforward answers, the president shies away from off-the-cuff questions, and his team dreams about censoring so-called “misinformation” and squashing free speech.


“The current  @WhiteHouse disrespects the press corps in ways large and small on a daily basis, and tonight we will hear @POTUS serve up syrupy platitudes about his respect for us and the critical role we play in American democracy,” Rosen tweeted. “It will be difficult to take. At least @realDonaldTrump, his own contempt for the press notwithstanding, stayed away from the dinner and spared us the hypocrisy.”

Rosen also had some advice for the current White House Correspondents Association president, Tamara Keith of NPR. In that role, she’ll give an address Saturday night at the dinner in Washington, D.C.

“@tamarakeithNPR can make the usual jokes and nods to a blend of cordiality and adversarialism, the safe route—or she can use this moment to remind this @POTUS of his historic avoidance of the @WhiteHouse press corps and other damaging practices towards honest journalism,” he tweeted.

Well, to be blunt, Rosen’s caution about lapdog media who simply regurgitate Democratic talking points is refreshing., but from an outsider’s perspective, that comprises roughly 90% of corporate media. As for whether NPR’s Keith holds Biden accountable Saturday night, NPR’s coverage of the presidency doesn’t lend one to believe that will be the case. But, here’s to hoping.

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