Well, so much for all the talk about believing in a free press, diversity of opinion, and so on.
According to the New York Post:
President Biden is facing an outcry from the White House press corps for the “petty” exclusion of journalists from the traditional presidential media Christmas parties.
In a seeming break from Biden’s pledge to restore “civility” to public life, a number of journalists — many believing themselves excluded for “naughty” rather than “nice” coverage — didn’t get invites to the glam soirees on Dec. 8 for TV teams and on Dec. 13 for other press . . .
The Post, which published bombshell documents from first son Hunter Biden’s laptop, was among the diverse group of outlets snubbed — but got a belated invite Monday evening after requesting comment for this article.
Other journalists from a wide range of outlets that regularly attend briefings found themselves without invites, at least initially — including Salon, Newsmax and the Washington Examiner . . . Politico reported last week that CBS and Fox producers and technicians were left out of the TV press party.