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Biden skipping Super Bowl sit-down spotlights unprecedented lack of access given to press

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President Biden has chosen to skip the traditional pre-Super Bowl interview for the second year in a row, raising concerns about his limited accessibility to the press.

The decision comes amid reports of an impending release of a report on his handling of classified documents.

Interviews with the president are rare, with the last formal news interview occurring in October.

Criticism has arisen regarding the lack of hard-hitting questions and the avoidance of certain sensitive topics in recent interviews.

A White House spokesman said, “We hope viewers enjoy watching what they tuned in for — the game.”

Trump joked, “Each question contained the answer, and was so weakly and apologetically asked that it was a JOKE which should be considered a campaign contribution to the Democrat Party.”

New York Times reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs previously said, “They pretty much made it clear that I don’t think they – they see that they may be meeting that standard by putting the president up for interviews with, I would say, friendly talk show hosts and maybe getting their message out on social media.”

Biden’s limited press conferences and selective question-taking have sparked further scrutiny.

Despite this, the White House press secretary maintains that the president regularly engages with the press.

Karine Jean-Pierre recently said, “I wouldn’t say that he is not engaging with the press. I would not say that because he does.”

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