Here is Elahe Izadi and Paul Farhi at The Washington Post:
Biden’s first formal news conference took placeon a day when hundreds of Americans died of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, as they have on every day of Biden’s presidency and for nearly a year before it. More than 547,000 people have died and more than 30 million have been infected in the United States since the pandemic began.
The press corps’ evident lack of interest in the subject didn’t go unnoticed.
“It was sort of striking to me there wasn’t a single question about the pandemic,” CNN’s Sanjay Gupta said on air.
“The failure to ask a single question about covid is remarkable,” tweeted the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser. “By any standards, a fail.”
“What a ridiculous failure by the press corps to focus on the issue that the vast majority of Americans care about most,” tweeted Tommy Vietor, co-host of “Pod Save America” and a former Obama administration official.
Read the entire piece here.