How old is the impeachment inquiry at this point? Barely a day old?
But as I noted earlier, Democrats and liberal media already seem to be losing their minds in the effort to spin and deflect from the evidence. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) torched a reporter laying out some of the evidence against Joe Biden as the media continued the fiction there was “no evidence” against him. Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was spinning madly about an FBI agent’s testimony that added fuel to the fire that the probe into Hunter Biden had been slow-walked.
Now, the White House is throwing away any pretense and, is in full-on desperation mode. They’re no longer hiding the “memo” orders that they send out to the press asking for their action. The New York Post reported it as a “draft letter.”
The White House sent this letter to media organizations yesterday, telling them: “It’s time for the media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.” pic.twitter.com/OqREjfGV7P
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) September 13, 2023
Biden’s White House is planning to send a letter to some of the country’s most prominent news organizations — including CNN, The New York Times, and Fox News — urging them to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans “for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.” [….]
In a draft letter to news executives obtained by CNN Tuesday, Ian Sams, a spokesperson for the White House Counsel’s Office, said the inquiry has no supporting evidence, which “should set off alarm bells for news organizations.”
This takes some gall from Sams:
“Covering impeachment as a process story — Republicans say X, but the White House says Y — is a disservice to the American public who relies on the independent press to hold those in power accountable.
“And in the modern media environment, where everyday liars and hucksters peddle disinformation and lies everywhere from Facebook to FOX, process stories that fail to unpack the illegitimacy of the claims on which House Republicans are basing all their actions only serve to generate confusion, put false premises in people’s feeds and obscure the truth.” [….]
“The House GOP investigations have turned up no evidence of wrongdoing by POTUS. In fact, their own witnesses have testified to that, and their own documents have showed no link to POTUS,” he claimed.
That’s just straight-up false about Biden — the GOP has found phone calls, emails, texts, and witnesses who have linked Biden to the business. Moreover, accusing anyone else of disinformation and “lies” in the wake of Joe Biden falsely claiming on the anniversary of 9/11 that he was at Ground Zero the day after the attack when that wasn’t true doesn’t hold a lot of water. He’s the king of false stories. As we noted, he may even have plagiarized his description and swiped the day from Hillary Clinton who was at Ground Zero the day after the attack.
But the planned letter was immediately blasted as directing the media how to come to the defense of Joe Biden, not doing its job ferreting out the truth in the interests of the American people.
The letter is expected to go out to CNN, the New York Times, Fox News, the Associated Press and CBS News, a White House source informed CNN.
Journalist Matthew Keys was among the people blasting this news.
This is not okay. The White House should not be encouraging, influencing or interfering in the editorial strategies of America’s newsrooms, including CNN and the New York Times. https://t.co/Bk4IzrWZo6
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 13, 2023
“This is not okay. The White House should not be encouraging, influencing or interfering in the editorial strategies of America’s newsrooms, including CNN and the New York Times,” Keys said. “The problem is they’re trying to influence coverage,” Keys concluded. “The government should never do that. It is inappropriate.”
At this point, the White House and the Democrats treat the media like lapdog operatives and they know that many will simply comply with their “talking points.”
But the fact that they’re resorting to this now shows how worried they are about the inquiry. They have to know that it’s over the target and may cost them the ball game regarding the election when everything comes out and the American people fully understand the Biden scandal. So this is why they’re already demanding compliance from the media.