‘You Will Not Deviate From The Script’: Former ESPN Host Sage Steele Says Her Biden Interview Was Strictly Controlled

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Former ESPN host Sage Steele said that her 2021 interview with President Joe Biden was entirely scripted, claiming she was warned not to “deviate from the script.”

“It was sooo structured and I was told, ‘you will say every word that we write out, you will not deviate from the script’ … to the word, like every single question was scripted,” Steele told Fox News Digital in an interview published Tuesday.

Steele interviewed Biden for ESPN in March 2021 ahead of MLB’s Opening Day.

“I was on script and was told not to deviate. It was very much ‘this is what you will ask, this is how you will say it. No follow-ups. No follow-ups.” (RELATED: ESPN Star Sues The Network For Allegedly Violating Her Free Speech)

Steele claimed the directive came from above.

“I knew this was a lot bigger than just the wonderful editors that I worked with. This went up to the fourth floor, as we said, where all the bosses, the top executives, the decision-makers are. The president of our company, the CEO, where they all worked,” Steele claimed.

She also reiterated a claim she’s made before, that Biden’s mental state is sad and concerning.

“The big picture to me is that I think it’s heartbreaking. I think it’s really heartbreaking that the people who love Joe Biden, and say they truly care about him, have allowed it to get to this point. I’m not even looking at this from a political angle, or my beliefs in anything. This is the human side of it. And when someone is struggling … we allow him to continue to be in the spotlight?” Steele asked.

You know, for all the hand-wringing and crying we heard from leftist media about former President Trump’s assault on journalism, they’ve been awfully quiet about Biden’s blatant lack of openness and transparency.

“You will not deviate from the script” sounds like something Kim Jong Un would tell his military propagandists prior to a visit from a foreign head of state, not something an American White House would say to a journalist.