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Feel kinda bad for Kaitlan Collins... (Original Post) cilla4progress Mar 2021 OP
Why feel sorry for an idiot? joetheman Mar 2021 #1
She is generally a solid reporter. She gave the Trump goons hell. Blue_true Mar 2021 #30
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #35
I don't pity the stupid. ZonkerHarris Mar 2021 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #36
Don't feel pity for someone who shows themselve to be a moron. jrthin Mar 2021 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #37
She's pretty old and experiance to have asked that boner. marble falls Mar 2021 #4
Old? senseandsensibility Mar 2021 #14
She's not a recent grad in her twenties. She's been a newsperson for 10 years or so, she ... marble falls Mar 2021 #17
Does it mean that she couldn't think of another topic to approach? Eyeball_Kid Mar 2021 #21
She is very young, in her twenties. nt Blue_true Mar 2021 #29
I feel bad because EVERYONE is jumping cilla4progress Mar 2021 #5
I like her and suspect she'll learn from today. spanone Mar 2021 #6
Why feel bad. She's supposed to be a professional journalist. comradebillyboy Mar 2021 #7
Not a fan of hers, but I don't think she cares.😄 BoomaofBandM Mar 2021 #8
The stupid, it hurts. In fact, it should hurt. Hekate Mar 2021 #9
TY.. what did President Cha Mar 2021 #12
He got kind of a funny look on his face (as you might expect) & said he was working on ... Hekate Mar 2021 #15
Excellent reply form Cha Mar 2021 #22
I feel bad she thought that was the most important question she could think of. dem4decades Mar 2021 #10
+1 2naSalit Mar 2021 #13
With all the news going on.. she Cha Mar 2021 #11
I don't. With all the whining the DC media has been doing Ocelot II Mar 2021 #16
She may have been pressured to ask a "controversial" question hoping to make news. hlthe2b Mar 2021 #18
Nope, I think CNN should be rethinking their recent promotion of her to Chief WH Correspondent Bev54 Mar 2021 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #20
Is this true? A lot of people on this thread need to rethink their posts if so. Treefrog Mar 2021 #25
Retraction sparkzebra Mar 2021 #26
Not one iota of sympathy mcar Mar 2021 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #24
Kaitlan Collins was NOT the reporter asking Biden Totally Tunsie Mar 2021 #27
She did follow-up sparkzebra Mar 2021 #28
Kaitlan Collins is a solid reporter. She was among the few that held Blue_true Mar 2021 #31
Thats why my OP said cilla4progress Mar 2021 #32
Humans are funny that way sparkzebra Mar 2021 #33
And yet... cilla4progress Mar 2021 #39
This message was self-deleted by its author sparkzebra Mar 2021 #34
Sad that many of the responses sparkzebra Mar 2021 #38

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
30. She is generally a solid reporter. She gave the Trump goons hell.
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:31 PM
Mar 2021

My guess is she let something that was on her mind slip out as a question. I have actually read people here on DU speculating that President Biden won’t run for re-election.

She is a solid young reporter, hopefully she learn from this.

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marble falls

(57,729 posts)
17. She's not a recent grad in her twenties. She's been a newsperson for 10 years or so, she ...
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:25 PM
Mar 2021

... she knows what isn't a good question to ask a President in only the second month.

That question almost a joke.

Eyeball_Kid

(7,440 posts)
21. Does it mean that she couldn't think of another topic to approach?
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 08:21 PM
Mar 2021

When in doubt, ask about the next election cycle!

comradebillyboy

(10,193 posts)
7. Why feel bad. She's supposed to be a professional journalist.
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:49 PM
Mar 2021

Her performance today would be embarrassing enough from a high school newspaper reporter much less a major news organization.

Hekate

(91,091 posts)
9. The stupid, it hurts. In fact, it should hurt.
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:52 PM
Mar 2021

Did the press pool draw straws this morning, and she drew the short straw? Because, my gods

Hekate

(91,091 posts)
15. He got kind of a funny look on his face (as you might expect) & said he was working on ...
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:06 PM
Mar 2021

...the problems at hand.

Bejesus, do they want Trump back?

Cha

(298,215 posts)
22. Excellent reply form
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 08:46 PM
Mar 2021

President Biden!

Seems like some of them miss "Fake News!!" being screamed at them!

Freaking masochists!

Mahalo!

2naSalit

(87,037 posts)
13. +1
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:57 PM
Mar 2021

And he calls their names to ask him a question so everyone knows who asked what question.

I guess he brought a new lesson plan to the WH press corps, you will be embarrassed if you ask stupid questions, not by him as his predecessor did but by the GP.

Cha

(298,215 posts)
11. With all the news going on.. she
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:55 PM
Mar 2021

used that opportunity to ask a stupid irrelevant question.

No sympathy for shit stirrers.

Ocelot II

(116,068 posts)
16. I don't. With all the whining the DC media has been doing
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:13 PM
Mar 2021

about the fact that Biden hadn't done a press conference sooner, you'd think they could have come up with better, less idiotic and obvious gotcha questions. Hers wasn't the only dumb one; probably the dumbest was the idiotic query about whether he thought the crowded conditions the immigrant children were being held in were "acceptable" to him. He batted that one away by asking incredulously and appropriately, "Is that a serious question?"

hlthe2b

(102,599 posts)
18. She may have been pressured to ask a "controversial" question hoping to make news.
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:49 PM
Mar 2021

That said, it was really stupid.

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sparkzebra

(15 posts)
26. Retraction
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 10:44 PM
Mar 2021

Initial question regarding reelection was by CBS correspondent I missed the follow-up by Kaitlin Collins so decided to retract

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Totally Tunsie

(10,885 posts)
27. Kaitlan Collins was NOT the reporter asking Biden
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 10:55 PM
Mar 2021

Last edited Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:09 AM - Edit history (1)

about his plans for 2024. It was actually Nancy Cordes, who is CBS News chief White House correspondent.

As reported by CBS:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-run-for-reelection-in-2024/

"My plan is to run for reelection. That's my expectation," Mr. Biden said in response to a question from CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes. The president added that he "would fully expect" that Vice President Kamala Harris will remain on the presidential ticket, and called her "a great partner."


I'm a bit saddened about the reaction to Kaitlan Collins in this thread. My opinion of her has always been positive. Turn on CNN at 7:00 AM, and there's KC reporting from in front of the WH. Throughout the day, there she is again. Then, finally at 11:00 PM, once again KC is filing her report from the WH lawn.

Then too, ask her a question and she's off and running, with the facts at hand and delivered without hesitation. How does she pack so much in without taking a breath?

Her career is apparently her life. Personally, I'm happy to see her success. She's earning it, IMO.

sparkzebra

(15 posts)
28. She did follow-up
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:27 PM
Mar 2021

and request Biden clarify the previous question as his response was non-committal. She then asked if Harris would be his running mate and if Trump would run. With that in mind criticism of the questions is valid as not KC's finest moment but not all the vitriol and personal attacks. I prematurely jumped to her defense same as you out of respect. She deserves to be treated with more dignity and respect than she is on this thread as she has always been pretty good in her reporting. With all due respect Biden will not be running in 2024 either by fate or by choice so the question not totally ridiculous.
It's what we are all thinking the timing and setting was just wrong.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
31. Kaitlan Collins is a solid reporter. She was among the few that held
Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:39 PM
Mar 2021

the Trump people accountable.

She does appear to be a hard worker.

I have seen people here on DU speculating whether Joe would run again. In my view, if he feels up to it, he should run again. Looks like he feels up to it.

cilla4progress

(24,816 posts)
32. Thats why my OP said
Fri Mar 26, 2021, 12:53 AM
Mar 2021

I feel kinda bad for her. I always considered her a professional journalist! I wonder why the lapse.

sparkzebra

(15 posts)
33. Humans are funny that way
Fri Mar 26, 2021, 01:48 AM
Mar 2021

always making errors in judgement totally out of character
I mean Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar and still managed to make a fool of himself.
And there was that astronaut who drove all night in a diaper to murder her competition.
In the overall scheme of things this is nonsense not even worthy to be debated as important.

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sparkzebra

(15 posts)
38. Sad that many of the responses
Fri Mar 26, 2021, 02:45 AM
Mar 2021

in this thread are exactly the same childish type of name calling and narcissistic attacks that Trump subjected
Whitehouse reporters to. The irony is epic. Apparently we have learned nothing.

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