According to leaked emails, White House Deputy Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor Andrew Bates had a nervous breakdown when a Fox News correspondent inquired about the trans-inclusive Pride Progress flag.
Fox News originally published a story last week titled, “White House flew controversial new transgender flag that promotes grooming and pedophilia, say critics.” The headline now reads “White House flew controversial new transgender flag that troubles some critics in the gay community.”
Bates stated that Fox News had used the exact same insignia to promote their diversity in a corporate responsibility report, and he demanded that Fox News either “retract” or publish an article condemning themselves. This immediately escalated the situation.
In a succession of emails with another Fox reporter, Patrick Hauf of Fox News Digital, Bates had another meltdown when Hauf requested a White House comment on a story unrelated to the initial one.
Hauf’s first question:
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Media Inquiry — Fox News
Good morning! I’m writing a story today on the White House event tonight for the screening of Flaming Hot. I have a few questions about the event I’m hoping you can help me with. Why is the White House screening this movie specifically? Has President Biden’s White House hosted any other movie screenings?
Do you have a comment on reports that there is little to no proof to Richard Montañez’s claims of creating the flaming hot Cheeto? We are noting Eva Longoria’s ties to President Biden and the Democratic Party at large. Please let me know if you would like to comment on your relationship with her.
My deadline 11:30 am EST today. Thank you!
On the record from me: “Will Fox News retract their hateful, debunked lie of a story, or will they issue a statement condemning themselves for covering their own logo in literally the same flag? Which is it?”
CNN: “The preposterous story failed to mention that Fox Corporation’s own logo had been wrapped in the very same pride flag last year.”
From: Hauf, Patrick
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2023 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: Media Inquiry — Fox News
Are you able to address any of my questions? Would you like to provide a comment relevant to my story? Happy to hop on a call. Thanks.
From: Hauf, Patrick
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2023 9:50 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Media Inquiry — Fox News
Otherwise, I will take that email as a “no comment” on my questions. Thank you.
At a time when Vice President Joe Biden is struggling in the polls, bizarre emails are released.
In the wake of his announcement that he would seek a second term, Biden’s job approval ratings have been consistently declining, narrowing his re-election prospects.
A recent poll conducted by DailyMail.com and J.L. Partners revealed that 71 percent of Americans, including 49 percent of Democrats, believe Biden is too elderly to continue serving as president. In addition, 52 percent of Americans believe they are in a worse position now than before Biden became president, according to the survey.
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