LA Times denies giving White House questions before press conference
The Los Angeles Times on Thursday is denying allegations that it submitted questions to the White House before a press conference the day earlier – after a photo emerged showing President Joe Biden holding a card with a summary of a question that the paper’s reporter Courtney Subramanian asked.
“Our reporter did not submit any questions in advance of the Q&A with President Biden,” the Times told Fox News Digital. “Courtney Subramanian covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times.
“As such, she is in regular contact with the White House press office seeking information for her reporting. You would have to ask the White House who prepared the document for the president and why they included that question.”
The White House did not comment to Fox on the matter.
“Joe Biden, our Commander-in-Chief, used a cheat sheet this afternoon…with a reporter’s question on it. Let that sink in,” Georgia GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde tweeted.
Conservative commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted: “We don’t have reporters. We have groveling regime propagandists.”
This is not the first time Biden has been accused of using a cheat sheet.
Last year, he was spotted holding an official card with specific instructions such as “You take YOUR seat.”
Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.