This criticism has seemingly come out of the blue.
But is it just addressing what we’re all thinking?
Now, Joe Biden Got Called out for a growing problem by this close ally.
The past few weeks of Biden’s presidency have certainly been rocky.
With more executive orders signed than any other past president, Biden has his hands full trying to learn how to run a country.
While there are many complaints about how the new President of the United States is running things, one of the major complaints that has surfaced is Biden’s lack of transparency, especially when talking to the media.
Many people and news stations feel that the tight leash of his campaigning days has transferred over to his presidency.
And not without good reason.
Jeff Charles from RedState blog wrote about the interview between CNN media activist Brian Stelter and Yahoo White House Correspondent Brittany Shepherd:
“Shepherd noted President Biden’s guarded approach to the press and how his team controls his availability to the media. The media activist revealed how the administration keeps the president on a “tight leash” to minimize his risk of beclowning himself in front of the nation. She stressed that he will need to be prepared to handle tough questions.
“This is a growing problem for the Biden White House,” Shepherd observed.
“They like to keep a tight leash on their principal so he doesn’t come out in front of the camera and gaffe. I’d understand if I was a staffer, I’d have that perspective. But I’m never going to advocate against more transparency from Biden.”
There are two sides to Shepherd’s comments.
On the one hand, she acknowledges the angle that the President and his media team have taken.
In the wake of a President whose unabashed comments and stark remarks sometimes landed him in hot water, Biden wants to become as invisible as possible to avoid criticism.
On the other hand, she also advocates for more transparency from Biden.
One of the reasons Trump was so loved was his ability to speak his mind.
People followed him because they saw a man who was unafraid to speak his truth.
In a world where politics consists of ever-shifting lies and promises, Trump’s brash honesty was appreciated.
It is that same mindset that people are now bringing to Biden’s administration and why they are unhappy to see another politician retreat behind the veneer of secrecy.
Shepherd addresses this exact thing in her comments as well:
“And Biden has kind of built this blue wall of his staffers between us and him, and I think it will be a bit of an issue if he doesn’t come out and do sit downs,”
“I always say there is two big White House stories, the one they want us to know and the ones they don’t, and being able to talk to him as directly as possible will get us towards the second.”
Transparency in politics is hard to come by, but it should be more available.
Let us hope that Biden will not repeat the mistakes of those who have come before him.