We reported last week on the hard-hitting questions and reports we’ve been getting from so-called journalists since Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day festivities began.
We also heard serious questions from supposedly objective White House press corps reporters at the first official press briefing like “Do you see yourself as promoting the interests of the President or are you there to provide us the unvarnished truth so we can share that with the American people?” and “Will [Biden] keep Donald Trump’s Air Force One color scheme change?”
Since that time, we’ve gotten more hard-hitting reporting from the media on the critical things we need to know about the Biden-Harris administration, like when the Biden family’s dogs are moving into the White House. It was Sunday, according to the dedicated reporters at CNN:
The first dogs have entered the White House — the Bidens’ two German shepherds, Champ and Major, officially joined the first family in their new residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday.
“The First Family wanted to get settled before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware. Champ is enjoying his new dog bed by the fireplace, and Major loved running around on the South Lawn,” First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN in a statement Monday.
The Bidens’ dogs moving in marks a return to a longstanding tradition of Presidents and their families bringing their pets with them to the White House. Former President Donald Trump and his family did not have any pets for the four years they lived in the White House.
Very important breaking news: Champ and Major Biden have moved into the White House pic.twitter.com/LiBh8c1qZ9
— Alli Hedges Maser (@AllisonLHedges) January 25, 2021
Then there was CNN Newsroom anchor Brianna Keilar, who explained in a segment last Friday what Joe Biden’s Oval Office decor said about his supposed commitment to science or whatever:
Keilar began by informing viewers that how the President decorates the Oval can tell us much about the occupant: “It is the most famous office on the planet where wars have been waged, disasters managed, its round wall witness to some of the most dramatic areas of American democracy and every four or eight years, it is transformed as its occupant changes. The decor of the Oval Office symbols of an administration’s vision for the country.”
For example, Trump was controversial and he had a portrait of fellow controversial President Andrew Jackson, so Biden had that removed, “On President Biden’s first full day in the White House, let’s take a look inside the Oval Office: to the left now of the Resolute desk, Biden replaced the portrait of Andrew Jackson that President Trump had displayed.”
According to Keilar, Biden’s decision to replace Jackson with Benjamin Franklin showed this administration will be pro-truth and pro-science: “[H]e replaced it with Benjamin Franklin, giving the boot to one of the most controversial presidents in favor of one of the founding fathers who made huge contributions to science. No coincidence he figures prominently along with a display of moon rocks as this White House promises to bring truth and science back to the White House.”
With all of this hard-hitting journalism in mind, it’s no wonder that the White House thinks answering questions from voters about Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor are a good idea:
Can confirm it’s chocolate chip. https://t.co/8pUXRmfTRK
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 25, 2021
We are eagerly waiting for CNN’s media hall monitor Brian Stelter to blast his own network for focusing on irrelevant, frivolous stories in the middle of the pandemic (something he frequently did to Fox News last year). I’m sure he’ll get to it as soon as he stops composing chyrons for CNN on “how refreshing” it is that the Biden administration is promising to share “accurate info.”