The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker claimed that both the Biden and Trump White Houses are lying while setting up a flawed and inaccurate false equivalence.
I spent four years beating Trump WH and two years beating Biden WH. What’s fascinating is that they both lie, albeit in v different ways. The Trump team was shameless, while the Biden team is half too cute. https://t.co/AphB967gHE
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) November 22, 2022
The DC reporters are upset because they weren’t allowed to cover the Biden family’s wedding, but Vogue got a photo shoot for the wedding.
Parker’s claim that both the Biden White House and the Trump White House are lying is journalistic malpractice because it creates a total false equivalence by ignoring what each White House supposedly “lied” about.
Biden’s White House ‘lied’ about a family wedding and access to the press. Trump lied about stealing elections and staged a bloody coup attempt to overthrow the government.
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All administrations don’t tell the truth to reporters. It’s the conflict in the relationship between the free press and elected leaders, but the DC press is accusing Biden of lying about a privately funded wedding that didn’t use taxpayer money or deal with the government.
The two situations are not in the same universe and even less deserve a worthy comparison.
The reality is corporate DC media types like Parker miss Trump because his constant lies, corruption and drama elevate them. DC reporters got book deals and became celebrities during the Trump administration. Trump made the cynical and rotting corporate press a lot of money, and they miss him because they’ve become almost irrelevant again during the Biden administration.
The bias of the corporate media was made clear by Parker. Anyone who sees Biden and Trump as the same cannot be trusted to deliver honest news to the American people.
The corporate media wants Trump back so badly that they have distorted their coverage of Biden to allow for the return of an undemocratic authoritarian.
Jason is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pole and a congressional correspondent for PoliticianUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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