Everyone’s favorite Mr. Potato Head – er….genderless Potato Head? – Brian Stelter found a new level of butt-kissing this weekend when he practically begged White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to tell the media where they’ve been dropping the ball in covering His Exalted Highness Joe Biden, and how reporters might serve the administration better in the future.
In a bizarrely transparent question that led off a generally fawning interview, accompanied by a chyron (which Shelter has repeatedly admitted to writing himself) that read "Psaki On What The Media Gets Wrong,' the left-leaning CNN host flat-out asked Psaki:
"Busy summer ahead – infrastructure, election reform. What does the press get wrong when covering Biden's agenda? When you watch the news, when you read the news, what do you think we get wrong?"
"Some of our muscles have atrophied," Psaki answered.
"I don't know if that's the press getting it wrong,” she added. "I'll leave you to the critique of that, Brian."
Brian Stelter effectively asks Jen Psaki: ‘how can we better serve you?’— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 6, 2021
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Which, in the world of journalism, is tantamount to asking Psaki to fill out a detailed customer questionnaire on how the media can better meet the administration's needs in the future.
Stelter then added that Psaki sometimes appears "frustrated" while at press briefings where she's forced to answer questions from the press. Because, as we all know, a press secretary's personal feelings is what matters most when it comes to holding accountable the most powerful office in the most powerful nation on the planet.
To remind, this is the media that waged an all-out war against the Trump administration for four years, slamming the Republican president for everything from his personal choices in fast food to how many ice cream scoops he liked to every single minute decision he made while in office, all while pointedly ignoring his many successes such as moving America forward on energy independence and achieving the strongest national economy in recent memory.
This is the “news” media that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter use to “fact-check” claims made by conservative outlets like MRCTV, using their “reports” to penalize, censor and demonetize sites and claims they determine aren’t “accurate.”
This is the “free press” that considers any criticism of their biased coverage an “attack” on the First Amendment.
And it’s a media who are now openly admitting their goal is to help advance Biden’s socialist agenda, serving as propagandists while taking cues and advice from the very administration they’re supposed to be holding accountable as the objective seekers of truth and fact.
The American people can rest assured.