According to even the strongly Left-biased Politico, reporters of all stripes are discontent with White House Press Secretary. Karine Jean-Pierre’s seemingly utter incompetence and inability or unwillingness to answer questions in anything resembling a coherent and substantive manner.
“At a certain point it wouldn’t surprise me if people started voting with their feet,” one White House reporter told POLITICO, predicting the lack of news from the briefings could result in waning attendance of reporters.
“She is so focused on not making a mistake that she doesn’t let herself speak freely,” another reporter said. “A lot of her responses end up becoming… it appears that she’s reading from a page.”
Frankly, I just don’t understand their apparent shock at this or their willingness to complain publicly about it. Jean-Pierre is just a mentally damaged, foreign, Black, lesbian. That is, insofar as the Biden Administration is concerned, all that she is. She’s a diversity hire, one that ticks almost all of the right boxes for their agenda. She’s just a token, exactly like Kamala Harris is. And, just like Harris, Jean-Pierre is largely left unsupported and largely unsupervised because her holding her position is what is important, not her being able to successfully fulfill the duties thereof.
In actual point of fact and in an act of total disrespect for her and the role she’s been placed in, simply because she’s just a token diversity hire, those who normally ensure that the Press Secretary is up to speed, may not trust her abilities enough to do their jobs.
And that, My Fellow Americans, is perfectly normal. Anyone who’s had to deal with diversity hires has learned to the need to- and how to work around them and mitigate the damage that they’ll do. So, the Press shouldn’t be shocked by Jean-Pierre’s performance at all.