For Media, Biden News Conference Notable for What’s Missing

Joe Biden's first presidential news conference was notable for what was missing after predecessor Donald Trump: no contentious exchanges with reporters, no Fox News and no questions about COVID-19.

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President Joe Biden listens to a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden’s first presidential news conference was notable for what was missing after predecessor Donald Trump: no contentious exchanges with reporters, no Fox News and no questions about COVID-19. The last omission was probably the least expected, considering the pandemic has killed more than half a million Americans and kept much of the country home for the past year. Many in the news media had been impatient since Biden had not…

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