NYT Editor Says Biden Wants Them To Be ‘Pravda’

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Whenever there’s a Democrat in the White House, the White House Correspondents Dinner becomes more like a liberal political rally than a celebration of keeping the president honest. 

This year’s rendition, led by ‘SNL’ star Colin Jost, was no different.

The Daily Beast noted that Jost endorsed Biden on stage and attacked Donald Trump, along with newspapers that won’t carry the president’s water. 

According to the Executive Editor of the New York Times, however, that’s exactly what Joe Biden and the Democrats demand. 

Those close to President Joe Biden have previously thought that the NYT has been “failing” in its coverage by not being more favorable to the White House, according to Politico. New York Times Executive Editor Joe Kahn responded in an interview with Semafor to complaints from Biden allies that the outlet does not see its role in the media “as saving democracy or stopping an authoritarian from taking power,” writes The Daily Caller.

“It’s our job to cover the full range of issues that people have. At the moment, democracy is one of them. But it’s not the top one — immigration happens to be the top [of polls], and the economy and inflation is the second. Should we stop covering those things because they’re favorable to Trump and minimize them? I don’t even know how it’s supposed to work in the view of Dan Pfeiffer or the White House,” Khan said.

“We become an instrument of the Biden campaign? We turn ourselves into Xinhua News Agency or Pravda and put out a stream of stuff that’s very, very favorable to them and only write negative stories about the other side? And that would accomplish — what?” he continued.

Pravda is a Russian newspaper that served for nearly a century as a propaganda apparatus for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Xinhua is one of the preeminent state-owned media outlets now serving the Chinese Communist Party.

“Defending democracy,” indeed. 

Not being able to handle one major newspaper being neutral towards the president shows exactly how much it is amateur hour in this White House. 

Last week, New Conservative Post reported that some of Biden’s closest advisors have been begging the president to fire his press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre.

They have so far been unsuccessful, and one source told The New York Post that the situation has been made worse by the fact that Jean-Pierre “thinks she’s doing an amazing job.”

No wonder they’re demanding Pravda.

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