Press Is Protecting Joe Biden, says former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

"We went to journalism school. We’re trained neutral. No, they’re not. The press is protecting Joe Biden.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — "This is where the modern media is so broken, I’m afraid to say," noted former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked about a “double standard of the media” – while contrasting news media’s broad disinterest in accusations of sexual assault made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade against Joe Biden with those made by Christine Blasey Ford against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearings – observing broad left-wing and partisan Democrat biases across America’s news media.

Said the former White House Press Secretary, who served under former President George W. Bush,
 
“The press is not trying to get Joe Biden, so it is easy for the Democrats. The Democrats don’t (even) have to hide him.

"How many interviews did he do with CNN anchors, with MSNBC anchors — none of them asked a question about Tara Reade? The press isn’t challenging him.

"So no, the Democrats aren’t hiding him. The press is protecting him, and that is too often how it works,” said Fleischer.

Left-wing and partisan Democrat news media outlets operate on a pretense of political neutrality and non-partisanship, said Fleischer.

“The era of neutral reporting is over, and the only thing left that shouldn’t make anybody sad, because it’s the way it is, is that the press pretends they’re still neutral.

"If you ask the CNN anchors, and if you ask most journalists, they’ll say, ‘Oh no, we’re neutral. We went to journalism school. We’re trained neutral.’ No, they’re not, and it’s the culmination of this decades-long liberal trend,” said Fleischer, recalling,
 
“Twice I’ve gone to Columbia Journalism School and spoken with journalism students – once was in the 1990s, and once was actually about two months ago.

"Both times I asked this group of about 12 future journalists, ‘Who did you vote for in the last election?’

"Both times I did it — in 1998 shortly after the Clinton-Dole election, and then [the 2nd time] about the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump election — not a single one of the 24 voted for either Bob Dole in 1998 or Donald Trump in 2016. Every single one in that room voted straight Democrat, and they don’t think it’s a problem.”

Added the former White House Press Secretary,
 
“They don’t think it means an indication of bias, because they’re 'trained.' It’s a mindset, it’s a worldview. It’s an approach, and that’s why [what] happened with Kavanaugh [was] an instant feeding frenzy – because it violates their sense of morality as people who are sympathetic to a cause, i.e. the Democrats’ cause.

"But when it happens with Joe Biden? No, they look the other way. They sweep it under the rug.

"They don’t even ask, and that’s how bias works.”

 
President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus-related press briefings are “increasingly too much of a waste of time” due to bad faith news media personalities, said Fleischer, advising the president against daily appearances at these events.

Trump should lessen the frequency of his appearances at the White House daily press briefings, and limit his time taking questions to 30 minutes, Fleischer advised.
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