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Philadelphia radio host Andrea Lawful-Sanders has parted ways with WURD Radio after it was revealed that she used questions provided by President Biden’s campaign for an exclusive interview.

WURD Radio CEO Sara M. Lomax announced the departure, saying that they “mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately.” Lomax added, “WURD Radio remains an independent voice that our audience can trust will hold elected officials accountable. This is something we take very seriously. Agreeing to a pre-determined set of questions jeopardizes that trust and is not a practice that WURD Radio engages in or endorses as a matter of practice or official policy.”


Lawful-Sanders has since confirmed that she had approved the questions Biden’s team sent before the interview. She said, “The questions were sent to me for approval, I got several questions — eight of them … and the four chosen were the ones that I approved.”

Biden’s campaign defends sending questions:
In a statement, Biden campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said, “It’s not at all an uncommon practice for interviewees to share topics they would prefer. These questions were relevant to news of the day — the president was asked about this debate performance as well as what he’d delivered for black Americans. Hosts are always free to ask the questions they think will best inform their listeners.”

This incident comes on the heels of Biden’s recent debate performance and criticism from some Democrats who believe he is unfit to run for re-election. Additionally, it fuels Republican claims that Biden has been consistently relying on teleprompters, preset interview questions, and frequently dodging the press.


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