WH Reporter Says Biden Flack Trying To ‘Silence’ Him, ‘Not China’

WH Reporter Says Biden Flack Trying To "Silence" Him

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre fielded questions about the release of Olympic gold-medalist and WNBA player Brittney Griner from Russian custody and the continued detention of Paul Whelan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
  • White House Reporter Simon Ateba on Monday again berated White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre  of not taking his questions and attempting to silence him.
  • “This is not China,” the Today News Africa reporter shouted, disrupting the White House briefing room and seeming to annoy other reporters. “This is not Russia.”
  • He also reportedly  grumbled that “it’s been seven months” since he had last been called on to ask a question.
  • “No, no, we’re not doing this,” the Jean-Pierre replied. “We’re not doing this, we’re not doing this, we’re not doing this!”
  • Other reporters reportedly told him to behave, on a day in which the cast of the hit TV show “Ted Lasso” was in the briefing room.
  • “Mind your manners when you’re in here,” one reporter can be heard saying in a video clip on social media.