On Monday, the New York Post was banned from a press event at the Biden White House, which some have speculated as retaliation for the Post’s coverage of Hunter Biden’s legal troubles.
According to the New York Post, the email sent to the Post by the White House said that “we are unable to accommodate your credential request to attend the Investing in Airline Accountability Remarks on 5/8. The remarks will be live-streamed and can be viewed at WH.gov.”
“Thank you for understanding,” the email concludes. “We will let you know if a credential becomes available.” The event went on as scheduled, with Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaking to reporters in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building about airline policies.
No reason was given in the email for why the credentials were denied, a departure from previous exclusions when the White House simply cited “space limitations.” The White House Press Corps has become critical of the Biden Administration’s approach to the press, with over 70 journalists signing an open letter last June demanding an end to the White House’s pre-screening process, the criteria of which has remained unknown to the public.
The Post has established itself as one of the few mainstream outlets willing to cover the Biden family’s corruption, beginning with an explosive report in October of 2020 about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, detailing his numerous shady foreign business deals while his father was vice president. Since then, the Post has covered numerous other Biden scandals, including revelations about Antony Blinken’s orchestration of the “intelligence community” letter denouncing the laptop reports as “Russian disinformation,” as well as Hunter’s ongoing legal troubles, from possible tax crime indictments to a child support case in Arkansas.
The New York Post was founded in 1801 by Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, making it one of the oldest publications in the United States. It is currently the fifth-largest news website in the U.S., the second-most-read online newspaper in the country, and currently has the fifth-largest print circulation in the nation.