LAME: AP Journo Lobs Softballs at Biden in First Major Print Sit-Down

June 17th, 2022 3:26 PM

With little in terms of public condemnations from the liberal media, President Biden went over a year in office without having sat for a major print interview with a reporter (not a columnist) before it came to an end Thursday with the Associated Press’s Josh Boak. His questions were the epitome of softballs, inviting Biden to explain his thinking during “a really unique time in American…

Fireworks: White House Reporters Squabble Over Press Access

March 7th, 2022 7:51 PM

On Monday afternoon after the White House press briefing, the Briefing Room became the site of a contentious and, at times, heated debate about who gets to ask questions and how many as, thanks to longstanding power bestowed on the AP reporter slot, the Q&A portion of the briefing only lasted about 39 minutes.

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The Clown Car Is Back! Feinberg, Karem, Ryan Return to WH Briefing

June 8th, 2021 12:14 PM

The White House Briefing Room returned to full capacity for Monday’s Psaki Show and with that, Trump era carnival barkers such as Breakfast Media’s Andrew Feinberg, Playboy’s Brian Karem and The Grio’s April Ryan made sure to have seats. Along with fellow far-left reporter Yamiche Alcindor of PBS, they bashed former President Trump and trumpeted the disastrous For the People Act.

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Damage Control: Reporters Skip Asking Psaki About Kerry Burning Israel

April 27th, 2021 7:33 PM

Without someone from the Daily Caller, the Fox News Channel, or Real Clear Politics’s Philip Wegmann in the room, the White House reporters seated for Tuesday’s briefing refused to follow up on Wegmann’s attempt from Monday to ask Press Secretary Jen Psaki about former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly selling out Israel to his friends in the terrorist-loving Iran.

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Psaki Gets Destroyed by Doocy, Reporters on Biden’s Border Crisis

March 22nd, 2021 6:14 PM

Continuing her streak of awful, no good, very bad days at the White House podium, Press Secretary Jen Psaki crashed and burned on Monday as she tried to explain away the Biden administration’s crisis at the border, responding to probing questions from Fox’s Peter Doocy and a whole cast of colleagues with bald-faced lies about the border being secure and how Facebook and Instagram ads will help…

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Psaki Doesn't Apologize for Mocking Space Force, Lies About Cabinet

February 3rd, 2021 10:50 PM

On Thursday’s episode of the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to apologize for having mocked the Space Force a day earlier and skimped on funding schools that teachers unions have kept shuttered, and falsely claimed that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

AP April Budget Story Ignores Record Receipts to Rip Trump Tax Cut

May 19th, 2018 10:19 PM
In its April 2018 Monthly Treasury Statement, the federal government reported that it ran an all-time single-month record $214 billion surplus, primarily because it took in a record $510 billion in receipts. The Associated Press's Josh Boak ignored the collections record, even though the AP noted the previous record when it occurred in 2015. Instead, Boak presented a different and far smaller out…

AP Criticizes Tax Cut-Driven Bonuses As Only a 'Sliver' of 'Windfalls'

January 14th, 2018 9:48 AM
It takes a special talent to spin news which is unquestionably positive into something negative. But Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak at the Associated Press were up to the task in a Wednesday afternoon report on bonuses, pay raises, and other benefits which now have been showered on well over 2 million American workers since the December passage of federal tax cuts.

AP Enters the Florida-Bashing Frenzy Over Irma, 'Climate Change'

September 20th, 2017 1:10 AM
Tuesday afternoon, Clay Waters at NewsBusters noted how two September 18 items in the New York Times ridiculed Texas and Florida, two recently hurricane-ravaged states whose governors and legislatures are pro-growth and Republican. Josh Boak, an economics writer at the Associated Press, was actually a day ahead of them on Florida, filing a Sunday item which claimed that "Irma's destructive…

Media Ignored Rosy Obama Growth Forecasts, Attack Lower Trump Target

May 26th, 2017 5:49 PM
One of the more absurd spectacles in the press's coverage of the economy is the attack on the Trump White House's long-term economic growth assumptions in this week's budget release. The same reporters, pundits and outlets now ridiculing the Trump administration's belief that the economy can consistently grow by 3 percent each year beginning four years from now were stone silent when the Obama…
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Earnest Claims 805K Mfg. Jobs Gained Under Obama; No, It's 303K Lost

December 1st, 2016 11:56 AM

At Wednesday's White House press briefing, Obama administration Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in a fit of completely unsupported arrogance, claimed that 805,000 jobs have been created "while President Obama was in office," and that "President Obama has set a high standard" in that regard. The lazy stenographers posing as journalists present at the briefing, along with other reporters covering…

AP Incompetently 'Fact Checks' True Pence Claim About National Debt

October 9th, 2016 2:01 PM
Many writers on the left and beat journalists in the establishment press contend that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence tell lies so often that it's virtually impossible to keep up with all of them. If that's so, why, with all those "obvious" falsehoods out there, did two Los Angeles Times reporters have to label an absolutely true statement by Pence about…

AP Ignores Weak Data, Their Own Reporting in Creating Economic Fable

March 31st, 2016 11:09 PM
In covering Thursday morning's report from the Department of Labor on initial unemployment claims, one of a relatively few economic reports showing strength these days, Associated Press reporter Scott Boak spread his enthusiasm over the result to the entire economy. It wasn't justified. It's as if the poor guy has missed most of the pertinent other economic news during the past week, most of…

AP Cheers New-Home Sales Increase in West, Covers Up Drops Elsewhere

March 23rd, 2016 5:34 PM
Today's report on February's new-home sales from the Census Bureau showed seasonally adjusted declines in three of the nation's four regions and an increase in the West. The Associated Press and reporter Josh Boak, displaying brazenness which might have even embarrassed the scribes at Pravda during the worst days of the Soviet Union, concentrated on how great things were in the West in their…