No, that’s not an exaggeration. President* Biden is big on crushing the free press, just like the last administration of which he was a (small) part. He’s quick to crush dissent and routinely dodges the media and refuses to answer questions.
His media briefing room is strictly controlled and limited in access by reporters under the guise of Covid restrictions. And now he’s even charging them a fee!
The New York Post explains:
The White House is imposing a new $170 COVID-19 testing fee on reporters who want to access the West Wing, in what critics say is the latest step that constrains press coverage of President Biden.
The Biden administration already imposed sweeping restrictions, including capping at 80 the number of pre-approved journalists who are able to access White House grounds on a given day — each of whom must take a COVID-19 rapid test before 1 p.m
Obviously, include an imagine if Trump … wait, guess what?
Under former President Donald Trump, any reporter with a “hard pass” was able to breeze past the White House gates at any time and without taking a coronavirus test. But few abused the privilege due to peer pressure to limit visits.
He was criticized for that, by the way. So Democrats and the media are now praising limiting press freedom and criticizing increasing freedom of the press.
Same as it ever was.