by Damjan Tutarkov
President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure from Republicans over a growing migrant crisis as he is set to face members of the press Thursday for the first time during an official conference since he took office on Jan. 20.
But Washington Post reporters Jennifer Rubin and Margaret Sullivan believe it is members of the media who should be on the lookout.
Rubin and Sullivan both wrote columns published by the Post on Wednesday claiming Biden’s first conference is a “bigger test for White House reporters” than it is for him and watering down criticism against Biden over the border crisis.
“For the White House press corps, there’s also a temptation to play to the crowd. Every TV reporter has to be thinking about the 10-second clip of their question that might be used on Thursday’s newscast, establishing them as the star du jour who bravely challenged the president,” Sullivan wrote in her piece.