Reporters Get In Shouting Match During Press Conference

( An unidentified reporter sniped about the excessive number of questions a CNN reporter was allowed to ask during Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s White House press briefing.

Reports say CNN reporter M.J. Lee questioned Psaki regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address about Ukraine, First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to Kyiv, and Covid-19 infections. That lasted nearly five minutes. Then, Lee posed a follow-up question after Psaki answered the previous one.

One unnamed reporter appeared to be annoyed by the number of questions Ms. Lee asked Jen Psaki. He interrupted her as she started to ask the fourth question, according to reports.

The irritated reporter asked Jen Psaki if others in the room could ask their questions, too. He then turned to Lee and asked if she would please yield to her colleagues.
Psaki said she would be happy to call on others but thought it would be polite to let M.J. Lee finish her question first.
The un-named reporter snarkily replied that there were ‘several’ questions asked, and he once again asked if Ms. Lee would please yield to her colleagues so they too may ask the Press Secretary their questions.
A left-wing report noted that while reporters are typically considerate of their colleagues in the press corps, some one-on-one conversations with the press secretary, such as Psaki’s with Lee, can last several minutes. It’s unusual for reporters to interrupt each other in this way.
But such disruptions, says the outlet, are not uncommon. Last month, EWTN reporter Owen Jensen rudely stopped numerous reporters who were attempting to interview Psaki. She walked out of the briefing room without replying to his abortion queries.
According to reports from early last year, it was discovered the White House Press Office was screening reporters’ questions for Jen Psaki to answer. Members of the White House press corps were alarmed by the practice, fearing that they would be viewed as working with political officials.
What would these reporters be doing differently if they were working with political officials?