Data Reveals the Topics Reporters are Asking the White House About the Most


Nearly every day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki heads into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, stands at the podium, and fields questions from the press. The questions asked of her are a good reflection of where the press' priorities are. So it's worth wondering: what topics are reporters most often asking Psaki about?

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The top two answers: Strengthening the economy (80%) and dealing with the coronavirus pandemic (78%). … Notably, immigration was lower on the list, with 39% of respondents selecting it as a priority

One aspect of the data that is interesting: The two topics reporters were most interested in reflected both the issue that the White House is eager to talk about (the coronavirus pandemic and their rapid rollout of vaccines), and another issue that the admin would rather have avoided addressing (the situation at the southern border).

What? Is this just a mistake or an attempt to make it seem like the White House is dealing with more pressure than they really are concerning the border? I’m confused.

Wednesday, April 7