President Joe Biden wrapped up his first official news conference as president without taking a single question from Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, in what appeared to be a deliberate snub to the right-wing network.
Appearing on camera from outside the White House after the event, Doocy held up a “binder full of questions” that he had ready, complaining that most of the topics he had prepared were not covered at the event.
The chyron beneath Doocy read: “Biden snubs Fox News during first news conf.”
Doocy specifically mentioned he wanted to ask about the transformation of the economy and the origins of Covid-19.
“Today, it was Biden, with the list, and once they got through about an hour and 20 minutes, he was done,” Doocy told viewers. “I’m not sure if that was the end of the list. If we were on it, he did not make it down that far.”
Doocy confirmed that press secretary Jen Psaki and head of communications Kate Bedingfield were present in the room during the press conference, and he suspected they were monitoring reaction online to the president’s answers.
Poor Peter Doocy brought a binder of blank pages and Biden didn’t call on him pic.twitter.com/igRJ5uWCLE
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