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Meghan McCain blasts mainstream media for fawning response to Biden press conference

Meghan McCain blasts mainstream media for fawning response to Biden press conference

‘There’s no need to slobber all over him!’ Meghan McCain blasts mainstream media for fawning response to Biden press conference – and claims journalists neglected their duty by failing to ask him tough questions

  • Biden held his first press conference on Thursday, after more than two months in office
  • Media reaction to the event has been overwhelmingly positive, despite the fact Biden came with prepared notes and made several inaccurate statements
  • Conservative pundit Meghan McCain claimed the media would never have treated Presidents Trump or Obama so lightly
  • The View co-host has been longtime family friends with Biden, but says she is separating her personal feelings from her job as a pundit to call him out  

Meghan McCain has slammed the mainstream media for its fawning response to Joe Biden’s first press conference, saying the new President is being treated far more lightly than his predecessor, Donald Trump. 

Biden held his first press conference on Thursday – more than two months into his Presidency – where he answered questions on immigration, China, and gun control. 

But while Biden made a series of factually incorrect statements and was seen referring to prepared notes, the media’s response has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Speaking on The View Friday, McCain said the reaction was evidence of media bias, and claimed that Biden only answered a series of softball questions.  

‘We’re still in a pandemic, there are still a bunch of crises, and I don’t think he answered nearly enough questions that I, for one, would have liked to see him answer and I think the coverage has been really disconcerting,’ the conservative co-host stated.  

‘I was watching some shows this morning – there’s no need to slobber all over Joe Biden right now. He’s still the president of the United States. And I think our role in the fourth estate is to hold his feet to the fire and to ask serious questions and ‘give him time, let him be president,’ yes, but we didn’t give this [leeway] to President Obama or to President Trump.’ 

Meghan McCain has slammed mainstream media for its fawning response to Joe Biden's first press conference, saying the new President is being treated far more lightly than his predecessor, Donald Trump

Meghan McCain has slammed mainstream media for its fawning response to Joe Biden’s first press conference, saying the new President is being treated far more lightly than his predecessor, Donald Trump

McCain also added that Biden didn’t take questions from journalists who may have been prepared to ask him harder questions. 

‘He didn’t answer any questions from any media that didn’t agree with him,’ McCain explained.

‘Peter Doocy, was not called on, Fox News wasn’t called on, which I think is a huge miss for President Biden yesterday.’

She also stated that the press deliberately ignored Biden’s recent stumble up the stairs of Air Force One and reports that a gun registered to Hunter Biden was disposed of in a trash can outside a Delaware supermarket in 2018.

 ‘If President Trump had fallen down Air Force One or if his son was involved in some very serious reports involving the Secret Service and a handgun,  I believe we would be having a very different [discussion] today,’ McCain stated, trying to point out the perceived double standard. 

‘I think it is incumbent on us and the press not to be deleterious in the way that we cover President Biden.’

Speaking on The View Friday, McCain said the reaction to the press conference was evidence of media bias, and claimed that Biden only answered a series of softball questions

Speaking on The View Friday, McCain said the reaction to the press conference was evidence of media bias, and claimed that Biden only answered a series of softball questions

McCain has been long been a family friend of Joe Biden's. Her father, the late John McCain, worked alongside Biden in the Senate for decades.

McCain has been long been a family friend of Joe Biden’s. Her father, the late John McCain, worked alongside Biden in the Senate for decades.

McCain has been long been a family friend of Joe Biden’s. Her father, the late John McCain, worked alongside Biden in the Senate for decades. 

The now-President famously consoled McCain on The View following her dad’s cancer diagnosis in 2017. 

‘I love President Biden as a person. I think he’s a truly decent human person, and a wonderful family man and I have great love and admiration for him on a personal level,’ McCain clarified on Friday. 

‘But I believe our role in the fourth estate as journalists and commentators is hold the president and the press’s feet to the fire and i have to separate my emotions from calling balls and strikes on this.  

Biden famously consoled McCain on The View following her dad's cancer diagnosis in 2017

Biden famously consoled McCain on The View following her dad’s cancer diagnosis in 2017

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