Poor Joe - just can't get a break

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From the London Daily Mail:

Stop being mean to me: White House holds secret meetings with news organizations to demand better publicity for Biden - as Washington Post columnist claims president is being treated WORSE than Trump

    • The Washington Post on December 3 published an op ed by columnist Dana Milbank entitled: 'The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump'
    • The column sparked questions about media coverage of Biden, and on Monday Milbank appeared on CNN to argue that Biden was being treated unfairly
    • On Tuesday evening it emerged that the White House had dispatched a team of three people to speak to newsrooms and encourage more favorable coverage
    • The three - NEC Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari - have embarked on a PR campaign, CNN reported
    • Some on social media agreed that coverage of Biden was unfair and the news organizations were just hunting for sensationalism, but others laughed it off

Three senior White House officials have embarked on a campaign to persuade newsroom executives to be more favorable in their coverage of President Joe Biden, according to a report on Tuesday night.

The trio - National Economic Council Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari - have been 'briefing major newsrooms over the past week,' according to CNN's media correspondent, Oliver Darcy.

Darcy, in his newsletter, said that their outreach was sparked by concern that Biden was not being treated fairly.

Reporting is not supposed to be "fair" - it is supposed to be accurate.  If a public figure is messing up, they need to be called on it.  Reporters are supposed to — you know — REPORT the news. Not make it, not be the front-line public relations agents. Not promote the accepted narrative.

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