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  • *Vanity*...(or Rant)...you decide. Survey: One-word adjectives to describe Brandons 1yr anniversary press conference. *Please keep them G-rated*

    01/19/2022 9:39:42 PM PST · by know.your.why · 70 replies
    self | 01/19/2022 | Self
    I asked a friend (who's Canadian) if she'd listened to Brandons press conference. She replied with one word: "Pathetic". Pretty much summed it up. So...I thought I'd try to solicit a FReeper survey of one-word adjectives to tag to Brandons press conference today. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insight (FR wit and brilliance). LGB!
  • Today's news conference is a rare event for Biden

    01/19/2022 3:32:50 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 22 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | JANUARY 19, 2022 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden steps up to a lectern in the East Room of the White House in front of a roomful of reporters Wednesday, he will be playing a presidential game of catch-up that many say he has no desire to win. A year into his presidency, Biden's 4 p.m. news conference will be just his second on U.S. soil and his sixth overall, according to historians who track interactions between presidents and the press. When solo, joint and foreign news conferences are factored in, Biden has held fewer than Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W....
  • How to watch resident Joe Biden's first 2022 press conference

    01/19/2022 3:43:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 1/19/21 | Caroline Linton, Kathryn Watson
    resident Biden is holding his first press conference of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19, the eve of the first anniversary of when he took office. The press conference comes as his presidency - and the country - is struggling amid the Omicron COVID-19 surge and rising inflation, and as his signature legislation, Build Back Better, is stalled in Congress. CBSN will carry Mr. Biden's press conference live. A CBS News poll released Sunday showed that 50% of Americans are "frustrated" by his residency so far, followed by 49% who are "disappointed" and 40% who are nervous. Just 25% said they...
  • White House plots public reset as Biden's agenda flails

    01/18/2022 8:44:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 18, 2022 | By Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker and Mike Memoli
    With President Joe Biden rounding out his first year in office amid a sinking approval rating and multiple setbacks to his agenda, the White House is planning a new communications strategy, senior administration officials say. Biden’s reset plan, senior administration officials said, is to make his conversations with members of Congress less of a public priority and to emphasize spending more time communicating directly with Americans. The officials said that the White House will continue negotiations with Congress over Biden’s legislative priorities but that it would stop releasing details of the talks to the public. What some of Biden’s aides...
  • '270 doctors’ called out Joe Rogan, but the authors of the letter and the vast majority of its signatories are not medical doctors (it was fake news)

    01/16/2022 7:36:40 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Dossier Substack.com ^ | 1/16/2022 | Jordan Schachtel
    Are you seeing all of those blaring corporate press headlines targeting Joe Rogan this weekend, reporting on a letter from “270 doctors,” which described the famous podcaster as a “menace to public health”? Well, it turns out that the real arbiters of misinformation are the individuals behind the letter itself, and they are being helped along by a corrupt corporate media that is misreporting the credentials of its signatories. It was first reported by Rolling Stone, with a story titled, “Doctors Demand Spotify Puts an End to Covid Lies on ‘Joe Rogan Experience’”
  • CNN ‘Reliable Sources’ guest says press covering Biden ‘unfairly’ with ‘snarky attitude’

    01/16/2022 6:40:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/16/2021 | Yael Halton
    CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart blamed the press on Sunday for treating President Biden "unfairly," arguing that the Biden administration does not deserve to be covered with the same "snarky attitude" that was afforded to former President Trump.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood

    01/16/2022 8:57:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2022 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and DAVID KLEPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. TRUMP: “The left is now rationing lifesaving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating ... white people to determine who lives and who dies. If you’re white you don’t get the vaccine or if you’re white you don’t get therapeutics. ... In New York state, if you’re white, you have to go to the back of the line to get medical health.” THE FACTS: No, white people are not being excluded from...
  • After Biden’s first year, the virus and disunity rage on

    01/16/2022 7:33:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2022 | By ZEKE MILLER and CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: “We can overcome this deadly virus.” Neither malady has abated. For Biden, it’s been a year of lofty ambitions grounded by the unrelenting pandemic, a tough hand in Congress, a harrowing end to an overseas war and rising fears for the future of...
  • Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

    01/15/2022 9:46:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2022 | By LAURA UNGAR
    Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It spreads way faster despite emerging on a planet with a stronger patchwork of immunity from vaccines and prior illness. That means more people in whom the virus can further evolve. Experts don’t know what the next variants will look like or how they might shape the pandemic, but they say there’s no guarantee...
  • Opinion: It’s time to end the disrespect toward high-profile Black women leaders

    01/14/2022 8:12:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 121 replies
    Chicago Sin-Times ^ | January 14, 2022 | By Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer, Others
    Countless news reports during the past year have bemoaned the increasing hostility people are expressing towards each other in their everyday interactions. We have seen this lack of civility and respect come to a boil locally as well, especially towards Black women. This past week, Chicago Teacher’s Union President Jesse Sharkey said Mayor Lori Lightfoot was “relentlessly stupid” in her positions during negotiations of the dispute between the Chicago Public Schools and CTU. We see this at the national level too. No vice president in American history has endured more ferocious criticism than Vice President Kamala Harris. President Biden has...
  • NBC: “Little Scientific Evidence” BioMales Have Advantages in Sports

    NBC News wants you to believe there is “little scientific evidence” that biological males have an advantage in women’s sports. Don’t believe your lying eyes or any facts and buy into this, or you’re a bigot. A reporter would have to be pretty stupid to believe it or expect us to. If it were the case, wouldn’t transmen be dominating men’s sports? The women’s world record in the 100 meters is 10.49 seconds and has stood since 1988. The boys’ high school record is 10.0 seconds. Why is U of Penn student Lia Thomas crushing every swimming record? People aren’t...
  • Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar

    01/10/2022 11:18:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2022 | By SETH BORENSTEIN
    The United States staggered through a steady onslaught of deadly billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in an extra hot 2021, while the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year jumped 6% because of surges in coal and long-haul trucking, putting America further behind its 2030 climate change cutting goal. Three different reports released Monday, though not directly connected, paint a picture of a U.S. in 2021 struggling with global warming and its efforts to curb it. Scientists have long said human-caused climate change makes extreme weather nastier and more frequent, documenting numerous links to wild and deadly weather events. They say...
  • Biden conducted fewer press conference than any of his five predecessors in Year One and has given fewer media interviews than six, according to new analysis

    01/09/2022 1:51:23 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 09 2022 | KATELYN CARALLE, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Joe Biden has conducted far fewer press conferences than five of his immediate predecessors in his first year in office and has given less interviews with the media than the six presidents who served before him. In Year One, President Biden has only given nine formal press conferences – six solo and three jointly with visiting foreign leaders. He has also conducted 22 media interviews. By comparison, at this point in their respective presidencies Donald Trump conducted 21 press conferences, Barack Obama was at 27, George W. Bush at 19, Bill Clinton at 38 and George H. W. Bush at...
  • Progressives warn inaction on student debt could hurt Democrats in midterms

    12/31/2021 9:27:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | December 31, 2021 | ByHannah Demissie
    While the Biden administration has once again extended the pause on student loan repayments, some progressives have said that unless more is done, it could cost Democrats in the midterms in 2022. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party is sounding the alarm over potentially losing voters and subsequent races if the campaign promise of canceling student loan debt goes unfulfilled by the Biden-Harris administration. Before the pause was extended, several prominent Democrats voiced their concerns about payments starting again and how it could cost them the midterms. Natalia Abrams, president of the Student Debt Crisis Center, a nonprofit focused...
  • White House Embarrassingly Boots the Press So They Can't Hear Biden Answering Questions

    12/27/2021 4:04:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/27/2021 | Nick Arama
    Today was not a sterling day when it comes to Joe Biden and his communication with the public. Not that any day is particularly good for him. But first, he blew off federal responsibility on COVID, saying there was “no federal solution” — that the answer was with the states. This was exactly the opposite of what he ran on, saying he had a plan to stop COVID and then not doing so once he took office. Then he was asked why he rejected a plan from health experts in October to have 732 million COVID test kits up and...
  • This Is the Word of The Year for 2021

    12/27/2021 8:36:26 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Readers Digest ^ | 12-27-2021 | AOL/Readers Digest
    Each year, Dictionary.com reveals a word that often serves as a perfect snapshot of a given year. Maybe you talked about it, texted it, or read a blog about it. No matter how you encountered it, Dictionary.com’s editors say the chosen word was at the forefront of many of our minds in 2021. What is the word of the year for 2021? What is old is indeed new again because Dictionary.com editors proclaim “allyship”—a noun born in the mid-1800s—as the word that dominated the American English vernacular during a year that simmered with racial and political unrest after the rolling...
  • Biden delivers a double dose of ineptitude as COVID, BBB bedevil his presidency: Goodwin

    12/23/2021 10:17:17 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2021 | Michael Goodwin
    "If you are one of those people who wants more Joe Biden, Tuesday was your lucky day. The president delivered a double dose by holding forth on two distinct topics bedeviling his presidency. The first was a long-winded, dreary and convoluted planned address on his administration’s response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. It dealt with life and death, but was delivered in an obligatory manner, as if he would have rather spent the time getting to know his new pet dog. The second dose of Biden came during a brief question-and-answer session with reporters afterward, and it...
  • Team DeSantis Wages War on Liberal Media in the Wake of Trump

    12/19/2021 4:30:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 16, 2021 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Christina Pushaw is not afraid to get down in the dirt with reporters who go after her boss. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary has repeatedly called out the press for “bad-faith coverage” and “skewed” or biased reporting, such as when the Associated Press implied in August that DeSantis was promoting monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 cases out of his own financial interests. “They’re afraid of the governor,” Pushaw said in an interview with The Daily Signal, pointing to national media focusing their attention on Florida news. “The left-wing elites, the establishment, and the corporate media are very much afraid...
  • AP FACT FOCUS: Masks help curb spread of COVID-19 on planes

    12/17/2021 3:46:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2021 | By JOSH KELETY and ANGELO FICHERA
    The CEO of a major airline suggested during a congressional hearing this week that face masks provide little value on planes — a claim that was quickly amplified online. Citing high-quality filtration systems aboard planes, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stated that “masks don’t add much, if anything, in the air cabin environment.” But experts strongly disagree. Here are the facts. CLAIM: Mask-wearing on planes is unnecessary because advanced air filtration systems sufficiently reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. THE FACTS: While it’s true that the common air filtration and distribution systems used in modern aircraft are highly effective at...
  • Trump White House made 'deliberate efforts' to undermine Covid response, report says

    12/17/2021 11:45:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | December 17, 2021 | By Rebecca Shabad (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration engaged in “deliberate efforts” to undermine the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic for political purposes, a congressional report released Friday concludes. The report, prepared by the House select subcommittee investigating the nation’s Covid response, says the White House repeatedly overruled public health and testing guidance by the nation’s top infectious disease experts and silenced officials in order to promote then-President Donald Trump's political agenda. In August of last year, for example, Trump hosted a White House meeting with people who promoted a herd immunity strategy pushed by White House special adviser Dr. Scott Atlas....