So you mean to tell us that for the past four years we’ve had to put up with journos defending Playboy’s Brian Karem — aka “Honey Badger” — and then once Joe Biden is president the White House Correspondents’ Association can just deny his request for membership renewal and there’s not a peep from those some journos?
This morning at 9 a.m. EST my latest column for Playboy posted – one in which I criticized the WHCA for a conflict of interest. At 10:32 a.m. I was informed by the WHCA that my request for membership this year has been declined. Guess I won't go to the dinner this year! pic.twitter.com/wEVoOHt1eP
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) January 29, 2021
One of the worst parts about my few trips to the briefing room were this dude's loud, corny jokes. It will now be a less miserable place. https://t.co/wFidHGriNH
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) January 29, 2021
It's a new day in America. https://t.co/qyyjp5faxd
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) January 29, 2021
Imagine the reaction if this happened under President Trump?
Donald Trump provided more job security to journos than they ever gave him credit for. https://t.co/bH4yMWFShY
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 29, 2021
We really do want to hear more about why the WHCA pulled his pass:
The dude the WHCA "rallied" around last year because Trump had his credentials yanked didn't have his credentials renewed.
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 29, 2021
If it was this easy to get rid of him, why couldn't Trump do it? https://t.co/70tmDlWBCm
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) January 29, 2021
Flashback to when Kayleigh McEnany asked the WHCA to do something about Karem’s antics in December. And now they’ve acted?
.@PressSec seemingly calls for @whca to investigate @BrianKarem: "If you're a female woman in the Republican Party who takes that podium, guess what your worry is? Having a Playboy reporter shout questions at you, demeaning misogynistic questions, during a briefing." (1/2) pic.twitter.com/xZLJe1QcOt
— Quint Forgey (@QuintForgey) December 1, 2020
Yeah, we're going to need a FACT CHECK on Brian Karem's claim that a White House press aide nicknamed him 'honey badger' https://t.co/Do6CyIhasE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 19, 2020