Vice President Mike Pence flew on Air Force Two to Florida on Wednesday, where he visited a women’s health clinic that promotes alternatives to abortion and spoke at a church. The man who was given a seat on Air Force Two to cover the flight for the press pool was Daily Signal executive editor Robert Bluey, which caused quite a commotion among the media’s hall monitors.
Reporter at left-wing NYT is upset Daily Signal’s @RobertBluey handled pool duties for today’s @VP trip to Florida, even as she concedes he did a great job with the thankless task. If they let far-left ideologues at NYT/WP/etc. handle pool duties, not sure what complaint is. pic.twitter.com/8QT0egzMpp
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 6, 2020
Here’s the New York Times’ Annie Karni with the scoop:
Seated on Air Force Two on Wednesday, in a space normally reserved for a White House reporter, was a vice president for communications at the Heritage Foundation.https://t.co/Q9KC7UpLvP
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) August 5, 2020
Gasp! Of course, you know who had to have his say:
How Robert Bluey "ended up on Air Force Two on Wednesday is as much a story about covering the Trump administration during the pandemic as it is about partisanship in the news media…" https://t.co/IPuRZ5AgdN
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 5, 2020
Partisanship in the news media! What? This is big.
And on Bluey, I'm sure you'd have ZERO issue with Huffington Post, The Nation, or The Blade being in the pool?
On a separate note, you going to talk about how Biden asked a Black reporter if he was a junkie and had taken a cocaine test in dismissing the cognitive tests?
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 5, 2020
“Wednesday was not the first time someone representing @DailySignal served as a pool reporter”
“There was nothing openly partisan about @RobertBluey pool reports“
Headline: “News outlet does job”
Some story, there Annie. https://t.co/n64xv3jTYn
— Greg Scott (@GScottSays) August 6, 2020
Well you would know about partisanship, now wouldn’t you?
— josie steyn (@SteynJosie) August 5, 2020
When you can make “Two scoops of ice cream” a story, of course this would be too.
— SpeakYourMind (@coolin_jj) August 6, 2020
Did someone say media partisanship? pic.twitter.com/RwIW0L9lWQ
— leste (@onlymalarkey) August 5, 2020
Complaint is NYT didn't get to spin the pool report and send it out to the masses.
— Pete Lynch (@p8rlynch) August 6, 2020
So – a toddler was whining somewhere today????
— ✨✨ GalaxyGlitterz ✨ (@GalaxyGlitterz) August 6, 2020
Must be oxygen deprivation from the custom-fitted, top-of-the-line N-95 designer masks all the best network correspondents are wearing this season (on-camera, at least).
— xťřåbíğģğ *Rhetorical Gymnastics & I.Q. Improv (@xtrabiggg) August 6, 2020
— RH (@RonTiger36054) August 6, 2020
Thanks, Mollie. Great to travel with you today. Appreciate it!
— Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey) August 6, 2020
CNN staple Ana Navarro will host Biden campaign roundtable discussion about 'making Donald Trump a one-term president' https://t.co/vLYZ3SRKMa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 5, 2020