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Raven123

(5,371 posts)
Tue Jan 26, 2021, 02:42 PM Jan 2021

My observations/opinions on White House press conferences so far

1) Jen Psaki is hitting her stride. Appears more comfortable. Kudos to Jen for not taking the bait. Why should Biden weigh in on Arkansas Governor race. This isn’t the office of the twice impeached president..
2) Some in the media still doesn’t understand the issues of importance to the country. Asking daily about Biden’s opinion on the impeachment trial doesn’t help a single life.
3j The media knows there will be a CDC briefing tomorrow. The questions asked today about the vaccine, given this information, makes no sense.
4) Questioners really should consider whether they are asking a question that does more than split hairs. Whether we have herd immunity early or late summer to me is splitting hairs.
5) judging by some of these questions, the media seems to assume Biden’s policies are fully implemented. There is a lot to address given the mess Biden has to clean up.
6) it seems some of the media knows little about the legislative process. I believe i hear someone ask every day, how long Biden will negotiate with the GOP. If I didn’t know better, I would think the world was going to end if a relief package isn’t passed by Friday.

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My observations/opinions on White House press conferences so far (Original Post) Raven123 Jan 2021 OP
When we pass it quickly they'll ask why we rammed it through Walleye Jan 2021 #1
When they receive the next stimulus check dweller Jan 2021 #2
Agreed on all points JonAndKatePlusABird Jan 2021 #3
There won't be a time when we can say we have herd immunity genxlib Jan 2021 #4
Really good points. Mike 03 Jan 2021 #5
Nice summary. Keep in mind that not all media is gonna be 'friendly' media... Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #6
Agree and don't expect Faux media to be friendly, or even reasonable Raven123 Jan 2021 #7

dweller

(24,133 posts)
2. When they receive the next stimulus check
Tue Jan 26, 2021, 02:54 PM
Jan 2021

they’ll want to know why it didn’t arrive in time for Christmas...


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genxlib

(5,570 posts)
4. There won't be a time when we can say we have herd immunity
Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:11 PM
Jan 2021

There may be a time when we can say we have hit a certain threshold such as 75% (assuming we can convince enough people to comply).

But that number is an estimate and won't really represent a herd immunity.

Things will just get progressively better. Positive cases and deaths will drop but they won't really go away for years if ever.

It is pointless to put a hard deadline on an amorphous definition.

Wounded Bear

(59,243 posts)
6. Nice summary. Keep in mind that not all media is gonna be 'friendly' media...
Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:25 PM
Jan 2021

Faux Noise is still included, though I hope OAN and other extremist rags are excluded going forward.

Hell, the press corps is also 'hitting their stride' now as the PC's ramp up on a regular basis.

Raven123

(5,371 posts)
7. Agree and don't expect Faux media to be friendly, or even reasonable
Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:53 PM
Jan 2021

I do get a bit frustrated at the others who seem so intent on looking for a soundbite or a point of conflict that they assume statements that are not identical are inconsistent. It’s disheartening that a week into the Biden administration and after four years of lie unlimited, some assume this posture. I was hoping they would use the Q&A more productively

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