A White House press officer accidentally sent an email shaming a Daily Beast reporter to all of the White House Press Corps.
Daily Beast reporter Zachary Petrizzo sent an email to the press corps Tuesday afternoon that read “the briefing has been PUSHED til 3: 30 p.m…” A White House press aide appears to have accidentally forwarded an email making fun of Petrizzo.
” Why does he write like this? The email asks why.
An inadvertent style note on capitalized pool reports from the White House press office: pic.twitter.com/hhTXNvwLIb
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 5, 2022
Seventy journalists recently signed a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre requesting increased access to traditional White House venues and key events.
Reporters requested that the White House grant more access to traditional venues and key events after being severely restricted during the Biden administration. (RELATED: ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’: Reporter Asks Biden Why He Won’t Answer Questions From The Press)
“The current method of allowing a limited number of reporters into these events is not only restrictive and antithetical to the concept of a free press, but it has been done without any transparent process into how reporters are selected to cover these events,” the letter read. We are left to wonder who makes these decisions and on what criteria
. The letter requested that President Joe Biden let reporters interact directly with him, without requiring them to submit a request before the event.
“The incongruity of these restrictions underscores the belief by many reporters that the administration seeks to limit access to the president by anyone outside of the pool, or anyone who might ask a question the administration doesn’t want to answer,” the letter read. Let’s be honest. “Let’s be honest. Our job does not require us to like or care about what you think. A reporter’s ability to question the most powerful man in our government shouldn’t be discretionary.”
“The administration’s continued efforts to limit access to the president cannot be defended.”