Radio Host Resigns Over Biden Interview Questions: ‘The Interview Featured Pre-Determined Questions’

by Gee NY

Philadelphia’s WURD radio station faces controversy as host Andrea Lawful-Sanders resigns following an interview with President Biden, where questions were allegedly provided by Biden’s campaign team.

The departure was announced on WURD’s website, citing a breach in their commitment to independent journalism.

“The interview featured pre-determined questions provided by the White House, which violates our practice of remaining an independent media outlet accountable to our listeners,” the statement read. “As a result, Ms. Lawful-Sanders and WURD Radio have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately.”

Lawful-Sanders addressed her resignation on Instagram, expressing gratitude to WURD for the platform to discuss community issues. She admitted to not being a professional journalist but said independence in media was crucial.

According to WURD, the interview was arranged without consultation with station management, raising concerns about the station’s autonomy.

They accused Biden’s team of undermining Black voices and asserted that WURD Radio is not a mouthpiece for any administration.

This incident adds to recent scrutiny over Biden’s campaign interactions with media.

Wisconsin-based radio personality Earl Ingram confirmed similar practices, stating he was provided questions for an exclusive interview with the president.

A Biden campaign spokesperson defended their approach, stating that while they suggest topics for interviews, journalists are free to ask any questions they choose.

The controversy underscores ongoing debate about media independence and political influence in election cycles.

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