freedom of speech means that the government can’t restrict her from expressing her opinion, but it doesn’t have any influence on whether an appointed position who’s job discription states they serve at the privilege of the president will get replaced for contradicting the president. If the U.S. government worked as intended he would have been removed from office, but he hasn’t been. And the if the only way to get him to listen is to kiss his ass on tv (which it is), then better that she disgrace herself and improve the government’s response as much as possible.
The reporter knows damn well that if she doesn’t kiss trump’s ass, she will no longer be at the table. Yeah that is normally more of a 3rd world dictatorship situation, and yes it is infuriating and depressing, but it’s not Dr. Birx 's responsibility to fix it. She’s hopefully should be busy trying to reduce the people dying from a pandemic
edit: I just read her background and actual “scientific” statements about the pandemic. She was an Army doctor (meaning most of her career contradicting the president was not allowed) which is no doubt why she was chosen, but she is clearly completely unqualified for the position based on the inane misrepresentation of testing/modeling data
What is the cost to the country if she pisses him off?
Nothing good ever came of attacking Trump.
She’s being self-denying and serving the Best Good.
Just like the docs and nurses in the hospitals that Trump won’t supply.
She’s a hero in my book.
she’s been doing that dear leader stuff since she was first appointed
I was like wtf is the newsmedia praising her, she is another Barr
but guess what Fauci is not far behind, just because he occasionally contradicts Trump and pretends to “go with the science” he also bend the science to suit whatever policy trump wants and excuse it away, he’s survived half a dozen presidents, you don’t do that unless you know how to kiss ass
there is going to be so much death, Birx scolding that of course there will be hospital beds and ventilators, wow just wow
Point taken. However… what you’re suggesting means that reporters should just stop doing their job. That is, they should ignore the constant error that is broadcast from the White House and tailor their questions to delicately tip-toe around the reality that, now and for last 3 years, the equivalent of an impetuous 12-year-old is running the country.