According to a recent story, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has “become irritated” with the White House press corps. Oliver Darcy, a CNN media journalist, spoke with more than a half-dozen members of the White House press corps for the Wednesday episode of Reliable Sources. Additionally, they have grown more and more dissatisfied with a press secretary who, in their opinion, almost never deviates from talking points and occasionally even spreads incorrect information.
One unidentified reporter who Darcy labeled as a White House veteran remarked, “She is undoubtedly the least effective White House press secretary of the television era,” albeit this person did not include press secretaries from the Trump administration in that criticism.
No matter how many times you ask a question, another White House reporter told CNN, “You just get the idea that you’re wasting your time and whatever is in front of her in the binder is all she is going to say. Simply put, it’s a time waster that hurts.
The briefings Jean-Pierre gave the correspondents last week really upset them. She stated numerous times on Thursday afternoon that the government had finished looking for any secret papers. However, at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home on Thursday night, five more top-secret documents were discovered. At the briefing on Friday, Jean-Pierre did not mention the finding of the documents. The information wasn’t made public until a statement from the White House on Saturday.
The press secretary was questioned about whether the finding of the documents had been kept from her or whether she had known about them and purposefully mislead the reporters in the room during Jean-subsequent Pierre’s press conference on Tuesday. After several protracted silences, Jean-Pierre finally responded that she was unaware that the documents had been found prior to Friday’s briefing.
The event apparently did not sit well with the press corps, according to the CNN article.
Unidentified White House correspondent said to Darcy, “There is the assumption that when you say anything, it will be true. Her credibility has suffered the most since she responded to a question in an untrue manner.
An unidentified spokeswoman for the White House issued a comment in response to the publication. The spokeswoman stated, “A lot of this sounds more like theater criticism than worry about our capacity to deliver facts for the benefit of the American people. Darcy was told by a White House reporter that the tension in the briefing room had just just started to build. “Over the past few days, the temperature has risen significantly.”