The media believes in Freedom of the Press when that freedom is used to attack Republicans. The moment it’s used to challenge Democrats, it becomes misinformation, disinformation, disruptive behavior and other forms of misconduct that need to be suppressed and punished.
The current target is Simon Ateba, a correspondent for Today News Africa, who acts like reporters did during the Trump administration.
Simon Ateba, the reporter making himself the story – Washington Post
White House warns reporter who yells over colleagues about his behaviour – The Independent
Disruptive White House Reporter Simon Ateba – Daily Beast
And on and on. The Biden administration is threatening to pull Ateba’s hard pass. When the Trump administration did that to disruptive reporters, the media however rallied behind them.
Brian Karem, Playboy’s ‘correspondent’, had his pass reinstated by a judge despite his obnoxious behavior.
This was what the media coverage looked like.
Meet Brian J. Karem, the Reporter Who Just Scolded Sarah Huckabee Sanders – The Wrap
Q&A: ‘Honey badger’ Brian Karem on taking a stand in White House press room – Columbia Journalism Review
Reporters harassing Republicans are “honey badgers” where reporters harassing Democrats are “disruptive” and making themselves the story.
When CNN’s Jim Acosta assaulted a Trump White House staffer, the media took his side and once again a judge intervened.
Jim Acosta Describes Why He Battles Trump – New Yorker
Karem and Acosta wrote books about their incredible heroism of being rude jerks.
Simon Ateba fails to understand that what was laudable behavior under Trump, and for that matter Bush, Reagan and Nixon, is now very, very wrong.
When Dan Rather got into a shouting match with Nixon, it boosted his career and made him a legend, but when Ateba challenges Biden’s spokeswomen, he’s being disruptive and needs to go.
Freedom of the Press, like all freedoms, only apply to leftists. And do you want to bet on a judge ruling in Ateba’s favor if his hard pass gets pulled. Despite the clear precedent, I wouldn’t bet on it in D.C.