Breaking: Did the LA Times Submit Questions in Advance of the Q & A With President Biden? CNN Calls it “A Republicans Seized” Moment Instead 

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President Biden was spotted holding notecards with questions at a recent press conference. 

According to photos from the New York Post, a Los Angeles Times reporter asked Biden a question that was almost exactly what was written on the president’s cheat sheet. 

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the LA Times and asked if the reporter, Courtney Subramanian, gave the White House advance notice of her question. 

The publication denied it with the vice president of communications, Hilary Manning, making a statement to Fox News Digital. 

“Our reporter did not submit any questions in advance of the Q&A with President Biden. Courtney Subramanian covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times. 

“Our reporter did not submit any questions in advance of the Q&A with President Biden. Courtney Subramanian covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times.

“As such, she is in regular contact with the White House press office seeking information for her reporting. You would have to ask the White House who prepared the document for the president and why they included that question.”

CNN White House correspondent Arlette Saenz and “CNN This Morning” host Kaitlan Collins discussed the incident on air Thursday morning, noting the LA Times’ denial.

Saenz took the opportunity to turn the story into a Republican-pounced or Republican-seized moment. Rather than talk about the incident, left-leaning news sources twist stories and make them about the Republican reaction.

“It’s not uncommon for the White House to prepare these types of briefing materials for the president. But it’s the level of specificity that is in the spotlight in this moment.

“As you noted, that note card included the name and photo of a reporter and also a possible question. Now it’s worth noting that her question was not identical to what was on that note card. And her outlet said that they did not submit any questions to the White House ahead of this press conference.

“But we have seen the president in the past carrying around these note cards with details about the events, where he needs to go, the people that he’s meeting with,” Saenz told Collins.

“These types of moments are things that Republicans have seized on especially as they have tried to highlight President Biden’s age.”

Collins mentioned that there was a press conference yesterday, highlighting the fact there have been “‘historically few’ press conferences from the president.”

It was a surprising admission on a network that usually runs cover for the president.

Another surprising admission came during a panel discussion on the show about Biden’s age.

CNN’s John Avalon called the president’s response to a question about his age “not very artful.”

“And it doesn’t help matters when, you know, you see him getting cheat sheets for questions and interviews and things like that. He’s been a consequential president. This is a legitimate area of concern,” Avalon said.

“What you’re referencing there is he was holding this card in that press conference yesterday that suggested one of the questions he was going to get from an LA Times reporter.

“The LA Times said the reporter did not submit it to the White House in advance, I don’t think it’s unusual for the White House to prepare briefing materials for the president,” Collins replied.

Collins seems pretty sure that the whole incident was just a coincidence, but was it?

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