Fox’s Baier: I Haven’t Seen Presidents Flip Through Notes Like Biden to Find Answers


One of the many media figures parsing President Joe Biden’s long-awaited first news conference Thursday was Fox News’ Bret Baier, who made an interesting observation about the manner in which the new commander in chief appears to have prepared for the occasion.

Thus far, the Biden White House has delegated the task of dealing with the media to press secretary Jen Psaki. How well Psaski has done in this capacity is up for debate, of course, although she may not be entirely to blame for her now-signature opaqueness.

All the same, few would criticize her for referencing various notes while taking queries from reporters.

It is normal for press secretaries to come to a briefing equipped with notes and data. Trump administration press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took great pride in the well-stocked binder she would wield at each news conference to take on wily questions from media foes.

For a president to spend much of a news conference looking at notes, however, is not normal, according to longtime newsman Baier.

The “Special Report” anchor spoke about this during a segment reacting to the Biden news conference, much of which was focused on the crisis at the border and the Democrats’ sweeping election “reform” law. Meanwhile, any questions the American people may have on the Democrats’ push to end the filibuster and jam through gun control laws went largely unanswered.

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