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WaPo reporter slams White House for LYING about Naomi Biden’s wedding

A Washington Post journalist referred to as out the White House for deceptive reporters about who was allowed to cover the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter.

Ashley Parker mentioned the White House’s characterization about who within the press could be granted entry to the White House wedding of Naomi Biden was akin to lies she heard the Trump administration inform throughout her protection. 

Parker, a political correspondent for the Washington Post, mentioned lies from Trump had been ‘shameless,’ whereas these from Biden had been ‘too cute by half.’ 

She and different reporters complained they had been advised by White House press secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre that the wedding could be a closed, personal affair, solely to see Vogue publish a narrative of unique images of the wedding celebration.

As the journalists’ ire rained down throughout Twitter, it was revealed that Vogue photographers didn’t attend the precise wedding, however as an alternative staged a photograph shoot days beforehand.

Parker doubled down on her complaints, saying that the wedding flub was removed from the Biden administration’s solely lie, and mentioned they’d lied about attendees at presidential conferences, and the presidents plans for a current journey to Egypt.

Ashley Parker referred to as out the White House for deceptive reporters surrounding info on Naomi Biden’s wedding

Naomi Biden married her fiancé Peter Neal last Saturday at the White House. She is Joe Biden's eldest granddaughter

Naomi Biden married her fiancé Peter Neal final Saturday on the White House. She is Joe Biden’s eldest granddaughter

Naomi, Joe Biden’s eldest granddaughter and the son of his son Hunter, married her fiance Peter Neal final Saturday on the White House.

Nowhere in sight on the ceremony had been members of the White House press corps, who had been advised by Jeanne-Pierre that they might not attend.

But on Tuesday when Vogue launched an article stuffed with images of the lovers in wedding attire seemingly on the wedding itself, these reporters lashed out on the White House.

‘I had reporting in Oct about Vogue being tapped to cover this and I used to be waved off. Official rationalization is that Vogue wasn’t there the day of,’ wrote New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers.’ 

‘Loophole = the household staged a ‘wedding on the WH’ shoot beforehand. 

‘Private’ per @PressSec = not for the White House press corps,’ she added, tagging the White House press secretary.

After the Vogue picture broke, Parker described the varied methods which felt each the Trump administration and the Biden administration lied.

‘I spent 4 years protecting the Trump WH and two years protecting the Biden WH,’ she tweeted on Tuesday morning. ‘What’s fascinating is that they each lie, albeit in v alternative ways. Trump workforce was shameless, whereas Biden workforce is just too cute by half.’

As commenters started voicing their confusion and outrage at her conflation of the 2 administrations’ behaviors, Parker tried to make clear her assertion whereas additionally standing by it. 

‘TO BE CLEAR: Not all lies are created equal and the magnitude, frequency and audacity is definitely totally different. But the Biden WH, for ex, has additionally waived us off appropriate reporting about Biden’s SCOTUS decide, his Egypt journey, attendees in personal conferences, and many others.’

A photo from Naomi Biden's wedding at the White House on Saturday taken from the street

A photograph from Naomi Biden’s wedding on the White House on Saturday taken from the road

Naomi Biden's wedding on Saturday. The press was not allowed to join the wedding

Naomi Biden’s wedding on Saturday. The press was not allowed to affix the wedding

Plenty of different reporters then joined the pile on.

Nancy Cook, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, tweeted out a quote from Jeanne-Pierre through which she clarified that reporters couldn’t cover the wedding.

‘White House press secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre on Nov. 18: “They have decided to make this wedding private. It is a family event. It is — and we are going to respect Naomi and Peter’s wishes.”‘ she wrote.

Niels Lesniewski, a correspondent for Roll Call, mentioned the association with Vogue ought to have bene made very clear.

‘I believe all of us kind of knew this might occur, but when they would not let the pool photographers in as a result of the rights had been bought, we must always have recognized.’

New York Times journalist Maggie Habberman additionally chimed in, saying smalls lies can ‘give solution to larger ones.’

‘We cover the small lies politicians inform as a result of they may give solution to larger ones, for of us questioning why that is information. That’s what the press is meant to do.’

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