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White House seeks to intimidate news organizations covering impeachment

The White House Wednesday sent a letter to executives at major news organizations, including CNN, The New York Times, Fox News, and the Associated Press, demanding that they go after Republicans for moving toward impeaching President Biden.

The memo, written by White House impeachment press chief Ian Sams, states in part:

Reporting that solely focuses on process rather than substance is woefully inadequate when it comes to something as historically grave as impeachment.

It’s time for the media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies. When even House Republican members are admitting that there is simply no evidence that Joe Biden did anything wrong, much less impeachable, that should set off alarm bells for news organizations.

White Houses often try to intimidate journalists, which of course is a form of speech suppression. But the move to try to intimidate executives is even more of a First Amendment infringement, given that it goes after the people responsible for the organizations’ bottom line. There are many ways an administration can harm an organization’s ability to do business, starting with the IRS.

3 thoughts on “White House seeks to intimidate news organizations covering impeachment”

  1. Transparency. Well, at least they said what they meant.
    The sheer audacity of this team in the WH is stunning.
    But it does speak to the fact that they are running scared, in DeFCon 5 mode right now.

    1. Agree Harv, they have never needed to ask/demand/coerce support from the press before to cover for their corruptions. The press (in my opinion) is the biggest failure of western culture when they choose sides, and pretend to still be objective. We (unfortunately) EXPECT politicians to be rotten, but we need the press to keep them honest, and they are definitely NOT doing that.

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