Joe Biden and the Democrats hate free speech. And they’re not even trying to hide it.
Because Biden just gutted the First Amendment with one shocking order.
President Biden’s campaign chastised the New York Times in a press email distributed over social media on Wednesday, saying the publication needs to be more critical of the current GOP front-runner, Donald Trump.
According to an email from Biden’s campaign, shared to X by Axios reporter Alex Thompson, the media hasn’t “shined a bright enough light” on Republican abortion policies and Trump’s role in repealing Roe v. Wade.
“For the political press corp – especially our friends at the Gray Lady – it’s time to meet the moment and responsibly inform the electorate of what their lives might look like if the leading GOP candidate for president is allowed back in the WH,” the email read, referencing The New York Times.
Biden’s campaign cited an article released by the publication on Tuesday titled “Why Trump Seems Less Vulnerable on Abortion Than Other Republicans.”
The email said the Times published the article at the “literal same time” Trump started pushing ads about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade.
Inbox: Biden campaign singles out the NYT.
“For the political press corp – especially our friends at the Gray Lady – it’s time to meet the moment and responsibly inform the electorate of what their lives might look like if the leading GOP candidate for president is allowed back… pic.twitter.com/gSKSmPhtHS
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) November 14, 2023
The team took particular issue with the outlet’s claim that Trump was being unclear about his abortion views in order to appeal to general election supporters.
“He appears to be attending to general election voters by employing vagueness and trying to occupy a middle ground of sorts, perhaps allowing voters to see what they want to see. And traditionally in presidential elections, a relatively small share of people will vote based on any one social issue, even if that issue is abortion,” the NYT reported.
In September, the Biden White House asked reporters to “ramp up scrutiny” on their coverage of House Republicans amid an impeachment investigation involving Biden.
“It’s time for the media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies,” the letter, obtained by Fox News, read.
“When even House Republicans are admitting that there is simply no evidence that Joe Biden did anything wrong, much less impeachable, that should set off alarm bells for news organizations.”
Lawmakers and others blasted the letter, including Fox News legal commentator Jonathan Turley, who called it an “uncomfortable feeling of marching orders to the media.”
According to the Biden campaign, individuals who live in states with “draconian abortion bans” are “living with the consequences of Donald Trump’s first term every day.”
During an interview with MSNBC in May, the president also grumbled about the press coverage of his administration.
“All they’ve heard is negative news for three years. Everything is negative,” Biden told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle.
“I’m not being critical of the press, but you turn on the television — the only way you’re gonna get a hit is if there’s something negative, you know. You don’t — anyway, that’s number one.”
The New York Times did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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