Imagine being a journalist and thinking that these things are both out of the same “playbook.” Embarrassing. Utterly embarrassing.
“We cannot normalize insulting reporters for asking questions.”

The problem with Trump and media was never that he was rude to reporters. It was that he normalized the language of violence against them, adopting dehumanizing “enemy of the people” rhetoric, cheering attacks.
Biden is allowed to not like certain reporters. Trump is allowed to not like certain reporters.

If you cannot see the difference between Biden being a little rude to Erickson and Trump flat-out refusing to take questions from certain outlets/encouraging violence, idk
If Biden wins the election, be prepared for a lot of that kind of stuff for the next 4 years: treating mild rudeness as being on par with turning the story of a reporter being shot by police with a rubber bullet while doing his job as being the same
Generally, even if Biden doesn’t like a reporter or thinks the reporter is hostile, he’ll still answer their questions.

Here’s an example from a month or so ago. At the end of an event, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked a question. Biden answered.
In that example, Biden was like “You always ask a hostile question, but go ahead.” Doocy asked a question that misrepresented something Biden had said, Biden still gave a several minute response to it (starts about 34 min in here )
Would they rather he not take questions from reporters with a partisan lean? Would they rather be take the Trump approach where he finds a handful of reporters he likes and just ignores the rest? I’m guessing not.
Could he be more polite to reporters asking questions he doesn’t like? Sure. Is this “the Trump playbook?” No. It is not.

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