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Joe Biden to charge reporters $170 for access to the West Wing

February 27, 2021

Joe Biden has already limited press access to the White House and now it is being reported here that Joe Biden is charging reporters $170 for access to the West Wing using COVID-19 testing as an excuse. Here is more:

The White House is imposing a new $170 COVID-19 testing fee on reporters who want to access the West Wing, in what critics say is the latest step that constrains press coverage of President Biden.

The Biden administration already imposed sweeping restrictions, including capping at 80 the number of pre-approved journalists who are able to access White House grounds on a given day — each of whom must take a COVID-19 rapid test before 1 p.m.

The latest restrictions were announced in an on-the-record email from White House Correspondents’ Association President Zeke Miller, who is a reporter for The Associated Press.

“The White House has informed us that it has determined that budgetary constraints limit the government’s ability to provide the daily COVID-19 testing that the White House has required for journalists on campus,” Miller wrote.

Suddenly the Federal Government is worried about budgetary restraints?! I think we all know what this is about, the President can only handle so many questions being thrown at him before he starts sundowning and this is a convenient excuse to limit access to the President.

I still remember the hostile relationship Donald Trump had with the media, can you imagine what the press would be saying if he attempted to do something like this to him?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2021 9:02 am

    Now that makes me laugh. They wanted Biden. They got Biden.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 28, 2021 1:19 pm

    If Biden had to endure what Trump did with the press, he’d be DOA…but he is anyway.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 1, 2021 5:48 am

      He should would be! He gets confused enough as it is and he has the questions beforehand the the answers ready to go.

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