October 17, 2021

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Biden’s aide: Those who have been elected president know that the job of the media is to ‘be accountable to him’

Biden's aide: Those who have been elected president know that the job of the media is to 'be accountable to him'

Coming soon: Restoration of normal relations between the President and the Press Corps?

Well, President-elect Joe Biden does not call the media the “enemy of the people,” it certainly does.

Biden went to church and spent Sunday with his family – a deliberately low-key day following Saturday morning networks’ predictions and Saturday night’s victory show in Wilmington. Many of his assistants, such as Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Beddingfield, were on Sunday shows Said In “Meet the Press” “work begins immediately.” On the “State of the Union”, senior adviser Simon Saunders said no one from the White House had yet called for a discounted phone call, but that “many Republicans have come up the hill” to elect a president. She stressed that the Biden team was moving forward.
On “Trusted Resources”, I Interview I was stunned by TJ Duck, the national press secretary of the campaign, and his statements about the role of the fourth estate. “The media has a very important job” – words that have been controversial at any time in American history, but are now new and important, after four years of vicious attacks on the media by the Commander-in-Chief.
“Biden, who was elected president, believes the media is crucial to our democracy; transparency is very important.” Said Ducklow. “You will remember that we have opened this campaign to all our fundraisers so that people can see what is happening and what is being said.”

“The job of the media is to hold him accountable. He’s there to do the work of the people. You know, he welcomes that relationship. He welcomes their role, the role of the media in our democracy.” This is clearly, in stark contrast to the pole we have seen over the last four years. “The reset is about to begin …

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“They voted for the truth”

QAnon, InfoWars, Gateway Pundit, etc. – I asked Ducklo about the toxic political information climate and how Biden could heal the country and restore confidence when this conspiracy culture was so prevalent.

“Well, look, it’s our job. It’s our job to bring the country together,” Ducklow said. “Our job is to help heal the country.” He also commented on Biden’s record number of voters, saying, “They voted for the truth. They voted, as VP likes to say, on the stump, they voted for the truth over lies. It is our job to stand up for the truth, to stand up for the facts …”

The transition team should have regular press conferences

During the general election campaign, Trump was able to gain widespread access, but was brutally dishonest, spreading lies through media megaphones. Biden is less accessible but honest, yet Gaffe is plagued and subjected to occasional attacks. But what now? How long will the president-elect be available? On “Trusted Resources”, ABC Chief WH Correspondent Joan Carl Said It is:

“The Biden transition is a sign that I think it’s very powerful and very important to start holding regular press briefings immediately. They did not publicize it. It should happen now. The media work we show is to ask tough questions about those in power. We did it with Donald Trump for sure. The time has come to do this with Biden. “Carl points out that due to the epidemic” steps need to be taken to ensure that everything is done safely “, but it can be done …

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Will Biden make a ‘strong public commitment’ to press freedom?

Media Law Professor, CJR Press Freedom Correspondent Jonathan Peters On Twitter:

“There are many things that any administration can do to create freedom of the press and the practice of journalism (FOIA enforcement, leak investigations, withdrawal of journalists, etc.), and they are all important. There is a public commitment – to emphasize that a free press, no matter how imperfect, is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy in which journalists work in good faith to inform and enable their communities. Democratic partnership.

My two cents

I’ve been saying this for a while on TV and in speeches but I don’t think I’ve ever written in this newsletter before. So here it is: The hostile policy of the media that you have seen in the Trump years – seeking power from the truth, lying, criticizing obscenity – this policy works well for us no matter who is in a high position. If Biden says the blue sky is red, the media must call it that. Of course, different levels of fraud need to be treated differently. The slip of the tongue should not be equated with the smear campaign. But in all cases, the media is on the truth …