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That 'Chaos' at Psaki's final White House briefing: Here is my side of the story - Simon Ateba

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That 'Chaos' at Psaki's final White House briefing: Here is my side of the story - Simon Ateba
By Today News Africa, Washington. • Issue #365 • View online
Our top stories today can be found below. But first, here is my side of the story following that ‘chaotic’ White House press briefing yesterday.
You might have seen all the headlines about me. Simon Ateba did this, Simon Ateba did that at Jen Psaki’s final press briefing as White House Press Secretary. But those headlines are not telling you the true story.
The true story is that of discrimination, that of looking down on some people, ignoring them, behaving as if they don’t have anything to say even when Africa is being discussed in the room, the true story is about perpetuating inequality, elevating some people over others, preaching equity loudly to the country but practicing something different in the briefing room.
It is a horrible story of open discrimination and I just wanted her to be different on her last day, to take questions from across the room, to give a voice to the people she did not call on for 15 months, to be good on her final day. I just wanted to provide a suggestion but I was shut out once again. Sadly! Have that in mind as you read what they are writing about me and her. Well, one of them, RawStory, even gave me a new last name…..Instead of Ateba (Which means He who stands at the top of the mountain) they called me Oteba…
Simon Ateba, White House Correspondent for Today News Africa in Washington

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