Biden’s ‘Petty’ Holiday Snub Highlights a Looming Threat to Democracy, And It’s Only Getting Worse

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Joe Biden is taking flak from members of the mainstream media for excluding some of them from the White House press corps Christmas party — some say as punishment for bad coverage.

The Biden White House is being accused of being “petty” for excluding a number of journalists from the Dec. 8 and Dec. 13 soirees for the press. It is just another example of his attacks on the media.

As the New York Post reported, the exclusions are a “break” from Biden’s claim that he would “restore civility” to public life.

The holiday parties are big perks for the White House press corps. Not only can they bring a plus-one, they are often able to get a photo op with the president in the White House.

This year, the Post said its correspondents were excluded from the parties, along with writers from the Washington Examiner, Newmax and Salon. Each outlet has official White House press passes, but each has also published stories critical of the Biden administration. Producers and technicians from CBS and Fox News also were left out.

Amid Biden’s continued act of dodging the press, one reporter blasted Biden in comments to the Post.

“How many acts of petty blacklisting does this White House have to commit against accredited members of the news media before a consensus forms that President Biden is neither a champion of a free press, as he so frequently claims, nor a man of decency, as his supporters claim on his behalf?” the reporter said.

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