Then-candidate Joe "respect the press" Biden's handlers commemorated that occasion with a Tweet storm that read, in part:
"attacking the press and attempting to intimidate independent media is a standard part of the authoritarian playbook around the world. And it's why Donald Trump's efforts to demonize the media put us on such a dangerous path."
The moral preening on the importance of a free press comes easy when it's used to bludgeon MAGA; but now that the former president is gone and it's long-time Biden ally Benjamin Netanyahu, not Trump, bombing a civilian structure housing a local Associated Press bureau, Biden is notably silent on the free-media front:
" An Israeli airstrike on Saturday destroyed a high-rise building that housed The Associated Press office in the Gaza Strip, despite repeated urgent calls from the news agency to the military to halt the impending attack."