White House Plan To Charge Journalists for COVID Tests Sparks Outrage

According to the Washington Post, this could include as many as eight crew members for a TV network: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/white-house-press-covid-tests/2021/02/26/d623f316-7855-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html

Biden administration holds 1st press briefing

The Sacramento Brie

Beginning March 1st, the White House will charge each member of the press corps that enters the White House grounds $170 for required COVID testing every time they enter. An anonymous source inside the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) had this to say:

“This new policy is outrageous. We’ve been reporting what they told us to for decades, and now we have to pay for the privilege?

Another source with access to confidential WHCA correspondence, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said this:

“We’ve humiliated ourselves for years, but daily anal swabbing by the White House COVID Rapid Testing Team, led by Dr. Jill Biden, is too much. This isn’t China, and we don’t care if Representative Swalwell pays $500 a day to have has his anus swabbed by his Chinese intelligence handlers.”

The WHCA is planning a demonstration on Sunday, Feb 28th, to protest the new policy. Pre-printed…

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