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White House Mocks Free Press

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaking

Press is not free, speech is not honored, republic is not constitutionally governed – when reporters are ignored, silenced, and mocked. Nor when opponents are gagged, abuses perpetrated, no interest in accountability. We are there.

For those saying “tut-tut,” “all is fair in love and war,” “sit down,” or “don’t hear you,” remember “what goes around comes around,” truth prevails, time is coming.

Last week, as happened before, conservative, truth-seeking reporters in the White House press room were ignored – and then worse, mocked for their questions.

On October 11, Karine Jean-Pierre, the adolescent, deflective, unprofessional White House press secretary, let her bias loose, as if entitled to mock.

Asked why she had ignored a conservative reporter from a major news organization for two years, she scoffed.

“You haven’t called on me in two seasons, Karine,” said the reporter. Arrogant to the end, she said: “And I’m not calling on you today,” then to another, “Go ahead.” Her attitude was, you are part of those who question our use of power, why bother?  

The audacity of the exchange gives the lie to all the Biden White House does, including fake interest in American economic pain and anguish, denial of their greedy and illegal ties to China, pretending rule of law or borders matter.

It is all one big lie, a bold push-back, like saying they believe in a free press, then pressuring high tech companies to cover for their corruption, punish political enemies, and throw elections with information manipulation, all big croc tears.

As Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend ten years after the Declaration: “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, which cannot be limited without being lost.”

If a President defers press dialogue to a self-righteous, antagonistic young women, and she uses her voice to mock real questions, the republic skates on thin ice.

In another letter, a few years later, Jefferson wrote: “Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

Think on that assumption, the idea that public servants, including a president and spokeswoman, owe the people and thus the press information sifted by hard questions, on which the people can make informed decisions, correcting course “whenever things get so far wrong …”  If the questions are blocked, truth fails.

In the end, the 1st Amendment – and all amendments to our Constitution – come to nothing if not implemented, and free speech and press begin with respect for both.

While a free press must take to heart the idea of keeping government accountable, or lose their freedom – and our free press has stumbled lately – the other half of that deal is government answering the tough questions, not refusing to answer.

Perhaps Jefferson is a good place to end, as much as to begin. No one expected more of the government, press and us – and hardly anyone thought more about it.

Said Jefferson, shivering in advance at the likes of Biden and Jeane-Pierre: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him,” adding “This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.”

Well said, by a man who loved liberty, not fond of the press, who invited questions until his dying day. Ms. Jeane-Piere could learn from him, but likely has no interest. He is just that curious, insistent sort she would not call on, why bother?

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Rik
Rik
9 months ago

POWER CORRUPTS and EXCESSIVE POWER CORRUPTS EXCESSIVELY!
BIDENOMICS IS JUST SUCH AN EXCESSIVE USE OF POWER!

BIDENOMICS IS COMMUNISM. . . PURE & SIMPLE! . . . And IT NEEDS TO BE OPPOSED EXCESSIVELY!

PaulE
PaulE
9 months ago

Unfortunately, Mr. Charles as we move steadily towards becoming a full-blown, socialist style nation, suppression of both free speech and the vilification of any form of media, press included, that contradicts the orthodoxy of the left is to be expected. It is what has transpired in virtually every country around the world before us that has fallen under the control of Marxist ideals. What we are seeing playing out daily is simply a repeat of that same history now transpiring here at home. That is the only difference. To all the apathetic and uniformed out there that used to say “It can’t happen here” well guess what, it can and is unfolding right in front of us while the American people sit idly by.

I do like your reference to Jefferson in this piece. He understood the true importance of a free and unbiased press in order to keep government honest and the people well informed. Reporting the facts and letting the people make up their own minds on various subjects, instead of telling them what they should or should not think. No doubt he would be absolutely shocked by what the press has morphed into over the last several decades here in the United States. Today’s press, with very few exceptions, more closely resembles TASS and Pravda than the model Jefferson envisioned back in his time. There is no doubt Jefferson would be appalled by what the modern citizens of this country have allowed the country to be transformed into. Another good article on how far we have strayed as a nation from the original values that our Founding Fathers fought and died for.

J. FARLEY
J. FARLEY
9 months ago

This is the most un-American, unprofessional, biggest lying Press Secretary in American history, what a loser. Nothing that she says can be believed.
She would have made a good Press Secretary for Adolf Hitler, if for no other reason we need to get Joe Biden and the Democrats out of office, I can’t stand to watch her, she is one of the dumbest people on the plant and she thinks of herself as an Einstein genius.
If you put her in a room with 100 morons, it would lower the intelligence level 10 points in the room.
How sad for America!
God Bless America, Long Live Freedom!

Chris
Chris
9 months ago

Your article, while good, kind of misses the point. The press secretary can only get away with that *because* the press isn’t doing it’s job. She wouldn’t be able to ignore the one or two troublesome reporters if all the rest weren’t playing along with the Dem’s agenda.
If we had a better press then she would get asked the necessary questions by someone else. To fix the press we need to fix the populace so that they demand more of their representatives — both in govt and in the press.

kom
kom
9 months ago

Isn’t it amazing there are still rabid Trump haters who insist their freedoms were taken when he was President. It’s the direct opposite.

Dan W.
Dan W.
9 months ago

In our world of alternate facts, it’s not surprising that the public gravitates to echo chambers on either the left or the right to hear the news spun in agreement with their preconceived views. Nobody trusts the messenger anymore.

Larry
Larry
9 months ago

First Little Red Lying Hood and now her. Brandon only picked her because she checked all the boxes … Gay (check) … Black (check) … Woman (check). I actually don’t care or have a problem with those if the person is qualified and honorable / honest

DDS
DDS
9 months ago

Am I the only person who believes that allowing the president to go to Israel is the worst possible thing at this time. Has he not proved by now, that he is poison to every responsible, truthful act of decent governing? Send him back to the beaches where he can sleep day after day off on the public’s dollar. He is good at that and taking advantage every act of goodness proposed for the good of this country. All I can think of is the smug video of how he and the Obama government played Ukraine as well as all of the assets the Biden family have reaped from our enemies.

Mario Capparuccini
Mario Capparuccini
9 months ago

I observe that people who support Democrats are either communists, deluded, brainwashed, or just evil to their core. There are corrupt Republicans, and the Republicans are indeed the stupid party, but the Democrats have fully embraced evil, including the propensity to lie continually.

Steven Alton
Steven Alton
9 months ago

The Press Secretary is the most uneducated Airhead as I’ve ever seen backing or speaking for a President….

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
9 months ago

Perhaps the main stream “free” press will now stand up and push back and punish this administration, its outrageous, blatant lies and obfuscations. It’s really something when leftist politicians make their msm tools look like their useful idiots but Biden and his handlers have done just that. If it weren’t so destructive it’d be comical.

Jeri
Jeri
9 months ago

Hoping and praying that karma circles back and bites your affirmative action butt until you cry uncle. So, until then just keeping that mouth flapping.

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
9 months ago

OOOOhh I see when Biden has a war on the media it is just mocking. but when trump did it it was a WAR of media a war on free speech an war on the truth.

You leftists really are disgusting scum aren’t you.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
8 months ago

That is just a start of the power grab and the Dems think he is so great lets see what happens next they are after Trump with such a hate that no other president has gone through and not just him but also his family they want to silence him forever

Steven
Steven
8 months ago

Time for a third party because “all” of the childish dysfunctional games being played by crap politicians are the perfect example of Communism claiming a foothold in a country committing suicide. We are truly a one party country run by mob rule and money…

jimm
jimm
8 months ago

Worst Press Secretary for the worst Presidential administration in history. Will this piece of sh*t go on to a cushy CNN or MSNBC job?

Doug
Doug
8 months ago

Sad as it is, this has become SOP for Ruling Administrations. Democrat and Republican Administrations have been guilty of this for several years, noticeably starting with Clinton.

Mark Mapke
Mark Mapke
8 months ago

One things for sure, Ms. Jeane Pierre is merely a face of dysfunction, deception, unruliness, and speaker of those wanting/ being paid to disassemble America. It’s a good thing to discern right from wrong; be alert ” in the end times , good will be called evil, and vice versa. G-Search that, it’s true….. KJV, ESV, that’ll get it.

Robin
Robin
8 months ago

Make this shareable, please! What are you afraid of?

johnh
johnh
9 months ago

Not good, but Trump did the same thing when he was in WH. He called out FAKE NEWS & told some reporters on national media what he thought of them & sometimes the media they were associated with. The goal of Communism in 1950s was to control the media & both parties are guilty of this fault.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
9 months ago

If only we didn’t have to rely on one or two reporters actually QUESTIONING AUTHORITY. But that only gappens whenna Republican is President. Then everyone in that room has a sudden impulse to do their jobs!

Ed J
Ed J
9 months ago

A homeless person taken off the street could do a better job than Karine Jean-Pierre!

Alpo
Alpo
9 months ago

the press is the largest purchase the democrats have ever made and if you think this a joke, shame on you. where has your head been…..buried in the sand!

David Millikan
David Millikan
9 months ago

And the Communist Fake News leads the way right behind Dictator Beijing biden with his 2nd in command of lying to the people is Jeane-Pierre.
These Fascist gag President Trump violating his 1st Amendment rights to voice his opinions including his other Constitutional rights during his Illegal and Unconstitutional trial. Not to mention their Election Interference on a scale never seen in the history of the United States by violating EVERY Constitutional Right President Trump has. Not to mention his Presidential immunity.
Pure Election Interference and Illegal and Unconstitutional.
Are YOU the AMERICAN CITIZENS going to tolerate this?
The Fascist liberals can say what ever they want to attack President Trump and the American citizens but he’s not allowed (Unconstitutional) to say anything against his political opponent. This is Pure Election Interference and politically motivated by Dictator Beijing biden. Cause Dictator Beijing biden and his Communist Party are SCARED.
The Fascist Dictator Beijing biden CAN’T and WON’T win legally so this is how they expect to force censorship on the American citizens and President Trump.
Well, I WILL NOT BE SILENCED and neither will PRESIDENT TRUMP or the AMERICAN CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
Don’t think that the Fascist liberal regime is not coming after YOU to SILENCE YOU to TAKE AWAY ALL OF YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Because they are.
Why do you think that Dictator Beijing biden is pushing so hard for CENSORSHIP of the AMERICAN CITIZENS (Violating our Constitutional Rights and his Oath of Office) and HAVE TOTAL CONTROL OVER THE INTERNET and YOUR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS?
Answer: POWER and TOTAL CONTROL OVER YOUR LIVES WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY, DO, and USE.
WAKE UP AMERICA and FIGHT BACK.
Unless of course you believe in these COMMUNIST liberals to continue to RUIN YOUR LIFE and COUNTRY and YOU end up living like people do in Venezuela, Communist China, Iran, (Alien Terrorist Invasion) and other countries that have no running water or food let alone medical care or ANY Constitutional Rights. Or ENERGY INDEPENDENCE for that matter. Cause that’s the path we’re on right now until President Trump is put back in the White House.
FREEDOM/CAPITALISM or FASCISM WITH NOTHING and WARS.
The choice is yours. But don’t come whining when you chose Socialist/Communist/Fascism and lose everything including your life cause either you OBEY WITHOUT QUESTION or you will be shot because you did NOT comply by questioning their authority. Happens every day in countries around the world.

Ralph S
Ralph S
9 months ago

Don’t knock KJP! She provides ready proof that POTUS and VEEP are not the most incompetent members of this administration.

Jackie
Jackie
9 months ago

Democrats hate America, Democrats hate the Constitution! Everything the Biden administration has done or ignored is for the purpose of destroying the American dream! If you don’t want the truth to come out, only allow your side to ask questions!! If you have truth that you don’t want anyone to know, lie about it!!! If that truth is found out, blame the other side and lie about them!!!

marty
marty
9 months ago

K.J.-P. checks all the right boxes except “competent” !! She should tatoo eyeballs on her eyelids, this way she would look awake while searching through her binder. She is the worst press secretary, goes well with worst president !! Jimma Carter’s got a bigger smile on face now now, in the last 5 years he’s moved up to 3rd worst president.

Jevam
Jevam
9 months ago

All of the things many of you are pointing out to illustrate the press secretaries arrogance, lies and unevenhanded treatment of the press is true. AND SHE IS 100% GETTING SEAY WITH IT!
Just as the President, AG and the rest of the White House entourage.

And now it looks like the House may turn the speakership over to the Dems. How absolutely disgusting is this bunch of self-serving, petty minded elected.

Melinda
Melinda
9 months ago

The truth is hard to find, and most people aren’t even looking. Jefferson was wise man, the likes of whom are hard to find also (but they do exist). You are one, RBC.

anna hubert
anna hubert
9 months ago

There still are journalists with the spine and integrity but press as such became a mess of fawning, panting, belly dragging ,tail weaving boot licking ingratiating truth twisting pukes

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
9 months ago

Whatn else would you expect ???? Kyle L.

Dennis Math
Dennis Math
9 months ago

Anyone that takes Stymies lesbian great granddaughter seriously is a fool. She is little more than a marquee at the entrance of Brandons clown world.

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