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Media marching orders

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s Press Office–  Corporate media has a political bias. It’s a fact of life. Remember when they did everything they could to bury the Hunter Biden laptop story?

Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Still, it’s a true act of desperation for the Biden White House to give the media marching orders. That’s exactly what happened yesterday when the White House Counsel’s Office delivered a message to news organizations demanding the media “ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans.”

The takeaway was clear: do Biden’s bidding, or else. As George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley noted, “The letter removes any pretense of separation between the Biden personal legal team and the White House Counsel’s office.” Just think, if the Biden administration is that eager to order independent media organizations to paper over the facts, how much easier would it have been for them to signal to the Department of Justice how to handle Hunter Biden’s case?

After its loss in court on Friday, you’d think the White House would have learned its lesson about silencing speech. When it comes to Washington, Americans deserve truth and transparency—nothing less.

Rep. Ashley Hinson, a former news anchor, said it exactly right: “Republicans will follow the facts wherever they will lead. And the media should report the facts without bias.”