June 27, 2023

WHCA: Online harassment of White House journalist is unacceptable

Statement on the online harassment of White House journalist Sabrina Siddiqui:

“Sabrina Siddiqui of the Wall Street Journal was the lone journalist from an American news outlet called on during President Biden’s joint press conference with Prime Minister Modi last week. She represented the White House press corps incredibly well and asked the questions that many of us had at the top of our lists. Unfortunately since then she has been subjected to intense online harassment, including from people with ties to the prime minister’s political party, questioning her motives, her religion and her heritage. This is unacceptable. The WHCA stands by Sabrina and the questions she chose to ask. In a democracy, journalists shouldn’t be targeted simply for doing their jobs and asking questions that need to be asked.”

– WHCA President Tamara Keith

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