WaPo weirdly praises Biden White House for being ‘effectively a leakproof operation’

WaPo weirdly praises Biden White House for being ‘effectively a leakproof operation’
Biden eating what appears to be tapioca pudding (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Actually, the praise is undeserved. Biden has unintentionally tipped his hand on a number of occasions such as when he announced at his Jan. 25 press conference that he would commit to transparency once he solved the mess he had made at the border.]

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a piece on Wednesday that sounded congratulatory. It seems the Biden White House has established “message discipline” and prevented negative leaking from the staff:

Where did all the juicy insider accounts go? How a cadre of close-knit presidential aides shut down the West Wing gossip pipeline.

Farhi began:

After two and a half months of Joe Biden’s presidency, something is missing from the news coverage of his administration: leaks.

Juicy details about the president’s behind-the-scenes conduct and decision-making? No one seems able to dig up anything interesting.

An anonymous White House reporter was summoned to call Biden’s White House “effectively a leakproof operation.” That made the headline inside the Style section. Is that really a necessary use of anonymous sourcing? Anonymous congratulations for non-transparency? Competence at crackdowns?

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