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Psaki Says She Has a Responsibility To Keep Briefing Room From Becoming a ‘Forum for Propaganda’




White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki believes he is responsible for keeping the short room from consuming propaganda.

“I also have a responsibility not to allow the briefing room to be a forum for propaganda or a forum for pushing inaccuracies or inaccurate information,” Psaki told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday.

He added, “My best preparation from there was actually serving as a State Department spokesperson with representatives of the Russian and Chinese media in the bedroom asking me questions taught by their government.”

Psaki also said he has a “public responsibility” to make sure they receive accurate information and that “areas of questions forced by propaganda do not provide them with inaccurate information.”


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The press secretary also discussed the President’s relationship Joe Biden has to press. Stelter asked Psaki why Biden did not hold more than one press conference.

Citing a statistic, Psaki explained, “In the first 100 days of this president’s presidency, he took questions from the 77 -day press. I don’t know how it compares to history but he takes questions when several times a week which is almost always open to have that interaction with reporters. I hope this will continue to be the case. ”

Stelter pressed Psaki if the administration’s approach was “an attempt to lower the temperature, less visible, boring.”

He replied, “Not sure. I think whatever we were doing around here was boring, the pandemic was controlled, went on our first trip abroad, getting millions of Americans back to work. I don’t know what version of that is boring. ”

Psaki suggested questions raised about a formal press conference could come from the media rather than the public in America.

Biden held his first press conference on March 25, where he touched on a wide range of leaders, including COVID-19 vaccines, infrastructure, immigration, and more.

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