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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 02:42 PM

My observations/opinions on White House press conferences so far

1) Jen Psaki is hitting her stride. Appears more comfortable. Kudos to Jen for not taking the bait. Why should Biden weigh in on Arkansas Governor race. This isnít the office of the twice impeached president..
2) Some in the media still doesnít understand the issues of importance to the country. Asking daily about Bidenís opinion on the impeachment trial doesnít help a single life.
3j The media knows there will be a CDC briefing tomorrow. The questions asked today about the vaccine, given this information, makes no sense.
4) Questioners really should consider whether they are asking a question that does more than split hairs. Whether we have herd immunity early or late summer to me is splitting hairs.
5) judging by some of these questions, the media seems to assume Bidenís policies are fully implemented. There is a lot to address given the mess Biden has to clean up.
6) it seems some of the media knows little about the legislative process. I believe i hear someone ask every day, how long Biden will negotiate with the GOP. If I didnít know better, I would think the world was going to end if a relief package isnít passed by Friday.

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Raven123 Jan 2021 OP
Walleye Jan 2021 #1
dweller Jan 2021 #2
JonAndKatePlusABird Jan 2021 #3
genxlib Jan 2021 #4
Mike 03 Jan 2021 #5
Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #6
Raven123 Jan 2021 #7

Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. When we pass it quickly they'll ask why we rammed it through

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 02:54 PM

2. When they receive the next stimulus check

theyíll want to know why it didnít arrive in time for Christmas...


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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:07 PM

3. Agreed on all points

That question about the Arkansas primary was absurd!

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:11 PM

4. There won't be a time when we can say we have herd immunity

There may be a time when we can say we have hit a certain threshold such as 75% (assuming we can convince enough people to comply).

But that number is an estimate and won't really represent a herd immunity.

Things will just get progressively better. Positive cases and deaths will drop but they won't really go away for years if ever.

It is pointless to put a hard deadline on an amorphous definition.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:18 PM

5. Really good points.

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Response to Raven123 (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:25 PM

6. Nice summary. Keep in mind that not all media is gonna be 'friendly' media...

Faux Noise is still included, though I hope OAN and other extremist rags are excluded going forward.

Hell, the press corps is also 'hitting their stride' now as the PC's ramp up on a regular basis.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:53 PM

7. Agree and don't expect Faux media to be friendly, or even reasonable

I do get a bit frustrated at the others who seem so intent on looking for a soundbite or a point of conflict that they assume statements that are not identical are inconsistent. Itís disheartening that a week into the Biden administration and after four years of lie unlimited, some assume this posture. I was hoping they would use the Q&A more productively

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