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Unaccountable: Joe Biden'{s First {12 months|Yr|Season|Calendar year} Marked by Fleeing {Information} Conferences,|{12 months|yr|season|calendar year} Marked by Fleeing {Information} Conferences s First,} Interviews

President Joe Biden will mark {the finish} of his first 12 months in office with the singular record of holding fewer news conferences than {some of} his five immediate predecessors at {the same} point {within their} tenure.

{Having less} public scrutiny is reflected in abysmal personal approval ratings {which have} sunk to levels {nothing you’ve seen prior} seen by other recent Oval Office inhabitants, as Breitbart News reported .

{In accordance with} figures compiled by the Associated Press (AP), {Biden {did} just 22 media interviews,|Biden {did} 22 media interviews just,} fewer than {some of} his six {latest} White House predecessors at {exactly the same} mark {within their} respective presidencies.

The 46th president has held just nine formal news conferences – six solo and three jointly with visiting foreign leaders – drawing accusations that fleeing scrutiny shines a light on Biden’s inability {to understand} the detail {necessary for} {the best} office in the land.

Ronald Reagan, whose schedule was scaled back early in his first term after he recovered {following a} failed assassination attempt, {{may be the} only recent president {to carry} fewer press conferences during his first year in office.|year in office {may be the} only recent president {to carry} fewer press conferences during his first.} Reagan did 59 interviews in 1981.

Former President Donald Trump did 92 interviews in his first year in office with {a number of} outlets including lengthy sessions with ABC News, AP, the {NY} Times , and Reuters – {to mention} a few.

AP reports Biden’s 22 media interviews have included one-on-one sessions with journalists at three of the major television networks, two CNN town halls, an appearance on MSNBC, a trio of regional television interviews via Zoom, {{in addition to} conversations with {night time} host Jimmy Fallon and ESPN’S Sage Steele.|night host Jimmy Fallon and ESPN’S Sage Steele {in addition to} conversations with late.}

He’s given just three print interviews.

U.S. President Joe Biden pauses to answer a shouted question before leaving the East Room at the White House on December 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House has fielded requests from media outlets – and complaints from the White House Correspondents’ Association – for Biden to {become more} accountable and do more one-on-one media exchanges.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected accusations Biden {includes a} bunker mentality, countering that journalists {don’t need} an  “embroidered cushion” {to activate} Biden because {he’s got} not shied {from} taking questions {away from home} from reporters at public events.

Many media operatives say shouted question and answer sessions {are simply just} not enough {to get} an insight into major issues.

“Fleeting exchanges are insufficient to building the historical record of the president’s views on {an easy} {selection of} public concerns. {We’ve} had scant opportunities in this first year {to understand} the president’s views on {an easy} {selection of} public concerns,” said Steven Portnoy, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and a reporter for CBS New Radio.

“The more formal the exchange with the press, the more {the general public} is apt to {find out about} what’s on the man’s mind.”

The president has answered questions at 55 percent of events where he’s delivered remarks or an address during his first year in office, {{a lot more than} even two of the more approachable presidents,|{a lot more than} two of the more approachable presidents even,} Bill Clinton (48 percent) and Trump (41 percent).

AP contributed {to the} story

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