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White House deputy communications director Kate Berner called out Politico on Thursday for not touting the Biden administration’s “historic” accomplishments enough.
After Politico reporter Adam Cancryn shared his “West Wing Playbook” newsletter, Berner responded with a dismissive tweet. She accused the outlet of not touting the Biden administration’s “historic” victories enough with a jab at the ballot itself.
“A historic confirmation – Judge Jackson is Judge Jackson. A historic low for unemployment claims. A historic international effort to relieve Putin’s price hike. I find no coverage of any of this in a news report that claims to report on the WH,” Berner tweeted with a puzzled emoji.
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White House Deputy Press Secretary Chris Meagher echoed the criticism from his colleagues.
“Berner, you probably didn’t read far enough in their newsletter. Their glance at KBJ’s historical confirmation reveals about 1,110 words,” Meagher said.
However, Politico White House reporter Max Tani responded to Berner’s tweet with a screenshot from the newsletter, featuring a few paragraphs discussing Judge Jackson’s confirmation and calling the vote “a major win for Biden.”
Playbook co-author Alex Thompson also responded to Berner with screenshots from the newsletter showing positive reports about the administration.
“With respect, that’s not true,” he said. tweeted.
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Washington Post liberal columnist Dana Milbank wrote a column in December in which she ridiculously claimed that the media treated President Biden worse than President Trump. This column was shared and endorsed by several White House officials, including White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain, White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates, and Deputy Senior Communications Director of the White House, Matt Hill.