Extraordinary scenes unfolded Monday at the White House as the Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spent the briefing promoting a TV show instead of taking questions from reporters.
Jean-Pierre was flanked by the cast of the Apple TV show Ted Lasso for some reason that isn’t entirely clear (something to do with mental health), and proceeded to promote that show rather than undertaking the usual briefing.
It was all too much for News Africa reporter Simon Ateba, who has been frustrated for months by Jean-Pierre refusing to call on him on a daily basis.
Ateba accused Karine Jean-Pierre of “making a mockery of the First Amendment.”
Cringe Jean Pierre SILENCES black reporter for calling out her censorship of him— The Reporter went BEAST MODE:— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 20, 2023
"This is not Russia. You are making a mockery of the First Amendment." 🔥