Last weekend, after a round of golf, President Biden referred to what’s going on at the southern border as a “crisis”:
After months of lying and refusing to visit the border, Joe Biden refers to the “crisis” after golfing pic.twitter.com/Qg4NyIsgZY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 17, 2021
After that the White House immediately made it clear that what President Biden says doesn’t necessarily reflect the official position of the Biden administration.
Even though Biden has called it a “crisis,” Politico will reportedly go by the more official position of the rest of the Biden administration:
NEW: Politico has ordered its staff to no longer refer to the surge on the southern border as a "crisis," the latest evidence of an ideological shift at a publication that once prided itself as appealing to both sides of the aisle.https://t.co/32M1y4Hddi
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) April 22, 2021
The Washington Examiner reported that the new guideline is in an internal Politico memo they obtained.
If it’s actually true that Politico is telling writers not to use the word “crisis” with respect to the border, and instead pushing the word “challenge” — the same word Jen Psaki recently began using — that is very messed up. It’s state media behavior. https://t.co/cb9V4og4Is
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) April 22, 2021
The media’s just an arm of the DNC, example #4,591: https://t.co/3qrA6pyxFp
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) April 23, 2021
It can’t be a coincidence.
WH: It’s not a crisis
Politico: [salutes] https://t.co/mDJLgt0atM
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 22, 2021
The lapdogs remain loyal.
“Maybe if we don’t call it that, no one will know it’s going on…” https://t.co/lkg678PH7W
— Alex Plitsas ?? (@alexplitsas) April 23, 2021
Who on earth thought POLITICO wasn’t liberal before this? https://t.co/aPE7sLCwvK
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 23, 2021
Ok how about calling it what it is Border Disaster or Border Emergency or Border Invasion? https://t.co/lmn5QRuBEK
— Disappointed from NY (@1DBDANNO) April 23, 2021