In a rather frightening turn of events, the White House has apparently decided it’s acceptable to send direct orders to the media, telling them what they can and cannot cover.
Ian Sams, who serves as a special assistant to the president and senior advisor to the White House Counsel’s Office, certainly has had his hands full with the latest impeachment saga unfolding across the White House.
As evidenced by the letter he unwisely fired off to every major news outlet, from Fox News to CNN.
“Covering impeachment as a process story – Republicans say X, but the White House says Y – is a disservice to the American public who relies on the independent press to hold those in power accountable … It’s time for the media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies,” Sams raged.
Actually, Mr. Sams, the real “disservice” to the American public is the White House continuing to defer to media control strategies that are more appropriate for the Chinese Communist Party.
The same communists that, not so coincidentally, paid the Bidens multiple millions during the Obama administration for unknown services.
Needless to say, more than one individual has expressed public outrage, while they are still free to do so, that is.
Representative Ashley Hinson of Iowa was astounded by the White House request, noting how frighteningly “bold” the regime has become.
“Has the White House gotten so bold that they are brazenly telling the media to predetermine their coverage? As a former reporter, this is outrageous. Republicans will follow the facts wherever they will lead. And the media should report the facts without bias,” Hinson tweeted.
Yes, they should.
Alas, the media has been busted in pro-propaganda agendas, rather than pro-factual pieces, on multiple occasions.
State Representative Greg Murphy also noted the seriousness of the Biden regime’s continued interference with transparency to the American public.
“If this doesn’t demonstrate the contempt the White House and Democrats have for transparency and an honest press, I don’t know what does,” Murphy remarked.
Outside of representatives, varied journalists and writers also found the White House’s antics deeply disturbing.
Journalist Matthew Keys was rightfully disturbed by open political interference in the political process, which is hardly the hallmark of a democracy.
“This is not okay. The White House should not be encouraging, influencing or interfering in the editorial strategies of America’s newsrooms, including CNN and the New York Times,” Keys asserted.
Writer Mark Hemingway also had a rather humorous, albeit dark, take on the entire situation.
“There’s evidence of bribery with foreign adversaries, and if this is all ‘lies’ — why did Biden brazenly lie about being in contact with his son regarding his shady foreign business throughout the 2020 campaign? Perhaps the media should ‘ramp up its scrutiny’ of that?” Hemingway queried.
And perhaps the courts should “ramp up” their own scrutiny of the president’s shady business dealings, rather than chase after every deliberately planted red herring regarding Trump.
Author: Jane Jones