Nobody expected this!
During the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, CNN’s Scott Jennings criticized President Biden’s joke about never answering questions from the media. Jennings claimed that the president’s remarks amounted to him “ridiculing” members of the press.
In transcript provided by Fox, Jennings stated, “On Biden, the line that will stick with me is, ‘in a lot of ways, this dinner sums up my first two years in office, I’ll talk for 10 minutes, take zero questions, and cheerfully walk away‘. For the journalists in the room, he wasn’t laughing with you, he was laughing at you.”
“Biden was mocking the press,” said Jennings.
“The guy does not take questions, he’s up there joking about it,” Jennings continued. “I’m pro-reporter, and I think the President of the United States ought to have to talk to these reporters and not mock them.”
While the other members of the panel seemed to have a different view, as they criticized former President Donald Trump, Jennings’ accusation that Biden was mocking the press was not accepted.
Instead CNN’s John Berman attempted to shift the focus on Trump for practically no reason and said, “How did it compare to the speech that Donald Trump did for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? He didn’t give them, he didn’t show.”
According to Jennings’ argument, Trump does indeed answer reporters’ questions unlike Joe Biden who hides from the media.
Another panelist fired back at Jennings and defended Biden and said, “Well, he [Trump] also demonized the entire profession. So it’s like, sure have your critique of Joe Biden, but I would take Joe Biden’s stance on the press and freedom of speech over Donald Trump any day. I mean, he wouldn’t even go to the dinner because he has such thin skin.”
It’s insane to see the mainstream media defend Joe Biden so relentlessly. They are almost acting as if they work for President Biden which is never a good sign.