The freedoms that we enjoy here in America are protected by two things: The Second Amendment and the freedom of the press.
These two distinctly American ideologies have kept our nation from devolving into bloodshed and madness on all but one occasion in our 240+ year history. If we’re not careful, however, we could be find ourselves on the precipice of peril once again.
2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is making waves this week for his unwillingness to cooperate with one of these freedoms, however, as his campaign stands accused of blocking access to the candidate by the press…often through the use of force and intimidation.
A freelance reporter covering Joe Biden’s presidential campaign launch says the campaign has gotten physical in its attempts to block the press from questioning the former vice president.take our poll - story continues below
Marcus DiPaola, a videographer who was on the trail with Biden Wednesday night in Iowa, used his Twitter account to voice complaints from multiple members of the press regarding poor treatment from campaign staff, which was reportedly blocking reporters from asking questions and taking photographs of anyone who objected.
“A reporter approached @JoeBiden to ask a question and a member of his staff told the reporter to leave, and when the reporter explained that they were just doing their job, the staffer said she was too,” DiPaola wrote. “The staffer then took a photo of the reporter.”
Other reporters chimed in on social media to express their concerns over similar confrontations with the Biden campaign team.
Joe Biden, who was a late comer to the 2020 field, has a long history of bizarre and unnerving gaffes and tongue-tied tirades that make him a prime target in this digital world full of realtime publishing. Furthermore, recent accusations of inappropriate, intimate behavior toward women have put a bit of a target on Biden’s back in the #MeToo era.
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