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White House Reporters Say They Were Forced to Break Social Distancing Rules

According to a memo by White House Correspondents’ Association President Jonathan Karl of ABC News:

Today the White House press office positioned seating for the President’s Rose Garden “news conference” in a way that violated the federal government’s guidelines on social distancing and needlessly put reporters health at risk.

The chairs were initially positioned in a way that was consistent with social distancing guidelines but were moved closer together by White House staff shortly before the event started.

When we asked for an explanation, the White House press office told us the decision to move the chairs close together was made because “It looks better.”

The health of the press corps should not be put in jeopardy because the White House wants reporters to be a prop for a “news conference” where the president refused to answer any questions.

Here’s a look.

8 thoughts on “White House Reporters Say They Were Forced to Break Social Distancing Rules”

  1. They should have left then. Have any of them written a story about the lack of social distancing with all the “protests?”

  2. This gets the “WH Press Corps” upset…! Not the animal mobs riots-anarchy just on the other side of White House fence?

  3. Well you know since the press corps won’t wear masks, and mingles together before the briefings, and congregates with their heads together as soon as the briefings end…….

    But really, it sounds like a much more open and airy environment than Obama’s people gave them:

    March 2011: Daily Mail:”An aide to Vice President Joe Biden …apologised to [Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel] a reporter who was locked in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests. … After 90 minutes he was allowed out to hear Biden and Nelson speak for 35 minutes, before being taken back to the closet for the remainder of the event. …. ”

    March 2011: Tommy Christopher at Mediaite: “For something like a bill signing in the East Room, we’re all packed in like sardines on either side of the seating area, often half-an-hour or longer before the President actually makes his remarks, unable to sit or go anywhere, forbidden to speak with attendees. We then get to see exactly the same thing we’d see on C-Span, then have to wait for an escort back to the briefing room. “

    1. And remember the biased sycophants in the “WH Press Corps” of the Obama regime allowed themselves to be ‘silenced’ because they wanted to suck up to all the ‘cool kids’ running the place…true news reporting & investigation of the White House from 2008-2016 was dead.

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