Establishment media seethes over Vogue covering Naomi Biden's wedding

Vogue on Tuesday posted an exclusive article about the White House wedding.

Updated: November 23, 2022 - 5:08pm

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Establishment media reporters are furious with the White House for allegedly granting Vogue exclusive access to the wedding of Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden's granddaughter.

Vogue on Tuesday posted an exclusive article about the White House wedding, which included photoshoots of the bride, prompting reporters to grumble over their apparently being shut out from the event.

The 28-year-old Biden married 25-year-old attorney Peter Neal on Saturday at the White House.

Bloomberg reporter Nancy Cook highlighted White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's statement that the couple had decided to make the wedding a "private" affair, an assertion seemingly at odds with the publication of a Vogue exclusive. New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers asserted that she had previously learned of Vogue's exclusive and lamented that the administration had excluded the White House press corps from the event.

"I had reporting in Oct about Vogue being tapped to cover this and I was waved off," she tweeted. "Official explanation is that Vogue wasn't there the day of. Loophole = the family staged a 'wedding at the WH' shoot beforehand. 'Private' per @PressSec = not for the White House press corps."

Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker responded to Rogers and asserted that the Biden administration routinely lies through its teeth when dealing with the media.

"I spent four years covering the Trump WH and two years covering the Biden WH," Parker replied. "What's fascinating is that they both lie, albeit in v different ways. Trump team was shameless, whereas Biden team is too cute by half."