Imagine you are a legitimate journalist having the opportunity to interview Biden’s communications director about Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Guatemala and Mexico, the putative purpose of which was to resolve the border crisis. The first questions you would probably ask would be the following:
“Does President Biden want Harris to visit the border? If so, why hasn’t she visited, and when will she? If he doesn’t want her to visit, why not? ? “
Trick question: we said “legitimate” journalist. And so it was predictable, if not less scandalous, than when CNN’s Brianna Keilar interviewed director of communications Kate Bedingfield this morning New day regarding Harris’ recent trip, she never asked about Harris’ failure to visit the border. Instead, after Kate claimed that “conservative Republicans and righties like to attack on this issue,” Keilar responded sympathetically:
“She took a lot of entrants from the right . . . We have reports that Republicans have been frustrated that none of their attacks really sticks to the president. They see the opportunity to attack Vice President Harris. Why do you think this is the case? “
It gave Bedingfield the opportunity to brag about the so-called “incredible progress” Biden / Harris has made on various fronts, and tell Keilar she should ask the Tories why they are choosing Harris for attacks.
Not asking Bedingfield about Harris’ failure to visit the border was malpractice in and of itself – but just a SOP for the liberal media.
Note: Keilar began his questioning in a sloppy fashion by saying that Harris had made a trip to “South America.” Pro tip: Guatemala and Mexico are in North America.
Here is the transcript.
7:07 a.m. EDT
BRIANNA KEILAR: I mean another important overseas trip, which was the vice president’s first overseas trip, where it was to South America as she looks at the core issues. behind the immigration crisis. White House sources told CNN they were puzzled at his responses at the border. What do you say to that?
KATE BEDINGFIELD: I’m saying she’s already done a tremendous job on this incredibly difficult portfolio, this incredibly important task that the President has given her, precisely because it’s an important task and she’s the person for it. accomplish.
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Conservative Republicans, Righties, love to attack on this issue, right? But this is a time for people to come together, for us to find practical, bipartisan solutions.
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KEILAR: She took a lot of entries from the right. I will say that in itself is not a reason not to ask questions about how she made this trip. But, you know, we have reports that Republicans have been frustrated that none of their attacks really sticks to the president. They see the opportunity to attack Vice President Harris. Why do you think it is?
BEDINGFIELD: Well, I think the fact that President Biden and Vice President Harris were able to make incredible strides in their first terms, now almost 150 days, by setting up a vaccination program and –
KEILAR: But why her instead of –
BEDINGFIELD: – and vaccinate Americans at a rapid rate.
KEILAR: But wwhy her, why her, Kate, instead of him?
BEDINGFIELD: Well, that’s a question we should ask them, Brianna!