A lot of people have responded to CNN’s Brian Stelter’s old “Reliable Sources” newsletter entry after President Donald Trump called a reporter a son of a b*tch. Stelter described it as an “anti-media attack” that exposed journalists to threats and intimidation. Yes, it was an “anti-media attack.” We’d been wondering how Stelter would cover President Biden doing the same thing, and it seems that he and everyone else at CNN have agreed to say that Biden “deadpanned” in response to Peter Doocy’s question about inflation hurting Democrats’ chances.
.@CNN has received the talking points pic.twitter.com/Ve8daxHK2a
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) January 24, 2022
Here’s Stelter reporting on Monday’s anti-media attack:
At the end of a Biden photo op, when reporters shouted Q's hoping he'd respond, Fox's Peter Doocy asked, "Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?" Biden deadpanned: "It's a great asset—more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch." pic.twitter.com/Tt4ZVz5Ynj
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 24, 2022
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins also reported that Biden deadpanned.
"What a stupid son of a bitch," President Biden says audibly after a reporter asked about inflation being a political liability. “It’s a great asset. 'More inflation,'" Biden deadpanned.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 24, 2022
2nd reporter who's called it "deadpan". The notes go out fast https://t.co/oDW8BfO0fn
— Orlando Maltravers (@RobertKYarbro) January 25, 2022
Second CNN reporter to use deadpan
Did a memo go out lol https://t.co/ji5mGa0qm1
— Ben Rajadurai (@brajadurai) January 24, 2022
Make that third reporter. Here’s CNN’s DJ Judd explaining how Biden deadpanned.
Just now, Fox News' @pdoocy asked President Joe Biden if inflation could be a liability for his party going into the midterms.
“It’s a great asset—more inflation,” Biden deadpanned. “What a stupid son of a bitch.”
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) January 24, 2022
And he tweeted that Biden merely "deadpanned" …
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) January 24, 2022
The media word of day is “deadpanned” https://t.co/Fci3mJLSYi
— John 'pro-norms' Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) January 25, 2022
is "deadpanned" the official word they told you to use at CNN?
i wonder how you would word this just 2 yrs ago… https://t.co/rwP7Tv5MiX
— Ahmed Al Assliken (@assliken) January 25, 2022
"Biden deadpanned?" 🤣
Well no Biden was literally caught on a HOT MIC. – he was being deceitful as usual.
btw it was a question worthy of an answer. In case you're wondering that's how he feels about you as well, ijs.
— HarlemBoomer (@HarlemBoomer) January 25, 2022
They should change it to: “Bedpanned” instead of “Deadpanned”
— livinlife546 (@livinlife546) January 25, 2022
"He is clearly suffering from dementia," deadpanned everyone in the country.
— M Regan (@BlueSquarePeru) January 25, 2022
— J Luv (@i_am_jluv) January 25, 2022
“Deadpanned” vs. an “attack.” What a difference a (D) makes.
Media Matters deputy director of rapid response seems upset Peter Doocy and Jesse Watters don’t seem upset https://t.co/Df5YP08aRR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 25, 2022
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