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BIDEN: Lesson to the press

| December 27, 2020 1:00 AM

Maybe you read the Associated Press story of reporters frustrated with the lack of access to Mr. Biden and only taking five questions. Biden’s transition team has been holding weekly briefings on Zoom. If a reporter wants to ask a question, they type a request in the chat section. Biden’s team decides which reporter to call on.

These are the same reporters who shielded Mr. Biden when he was in the basement of his home. Did they really think things would be different after he was elected? His transition team knows better than to let him speak on his own without a script.

That’s what happens when the press takes sides and does not do the fact finding things they are supposed to do. Report facts, ask the hard questions and let the people decide. It’s too late now.

GEORGE SILVA

Coeur d’Alene