Manufacturing the news

Manufacturing the news

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That’s because the Biden White House frequently demands that interviews with administration officials be conducted on grounds known colloquially as “background with quote approval,” according to five reporters who cover the White House for outlets other than POLITICO.

In practice, that means the information from an interview can be used in the story, but in order for the person’s name to be attached to a quote, the reporter must transcribe the quotes they want and then send them to the communications team to approve, veto or edit them.

Source: Reporters fume at White House ‘quote approval’ rules – POLITICO

This means the subject of news report has veto approval over the news report.

That’s no longer news or journalism.

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