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May 12, 2021

The Supposedly-Independent Media Allows the Biden White House to Edit the Quotes They Give Them Before Publication

The media is simply a very expensive communications shop for the Democrat Party.

The only people who aren't aware of this are NeverTrumpers. Even leftwingers know the media has been fully institutionally captured by the left.

It's only NeverTrumpers who credulously believe every single anonymous-"sources" hit-piece on conservatives the media contrives.

According to a Politico report Monday, the White House communications team is editing quotations from Biden administration officials, demanding interviews be performed on "background with quote approval."

Five reporters who cover the White House spoke with Politico, and the outlet confirmed it has "participated in such arrangements too." The above terminology means interview material can be used by reporters but the reporter's transcription must be either approved, vetoed, or edited.

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Those who spoke with the outlet said it was commonplace during the Barack Obama administration and used by the Donald Trump administration too. For instance, David Remnick of The New Yorker was forced by the Obama White House in a profile of his to “quietly” receive quote approval, according to Gawker. Michael Lewis likewise was involved in such an arrangement for Vanity Fair profile in 2012.

Politico noted that the Trump White House used the practice less frequently.

Oh, the media didn't extend the same service to Trump? I'll bet you any amount of dollars that the few people granted the edit-your-quotes-fluffer-service were internal saboteurs offering anti-Trump quotes.

Update: I've meant to mention this for weeks -- USAToday published an Op-Ed by Stacy Abrams in which she urged corporations to punish Georgia for its election-protection law.

When this became unpopular, they allowed Abrams to self-stealth-edit her article and remove the support for corporations boycotting Georgia.

Then PolitiFact rated claims that she promoted boycotts against her own state as "false" -- based entirely on the op-ed which she had edited to remove her prior statement of support for boycotts!

USAToday still has not accounted for this.


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