Four other Americans left Afghanistan by land and were met by State Department officials at the border.
CNN's Alexander Marquardt tweeted:
@StateDept pool with blinking was told the Americans are in good shape. The Taliban did not obstruct the safe passage of the Americans and were aware of the evacuation. On Sunday, Biden CoS told Ron Klein there were about 100 left. "We are in contact with everyone we have identified …"
There was no up-to-date coverage or breathless anchors and analysis touting the news that President Biden is doing exactly what he said.
The few Americans remaining in Afghanistan are seeping through. The Biden administration stayed in touch with everyone. The Taliban are not stopping them from leaving.
A president who keeps his promise and fulfills his duty to the American people isn't the stuff that makes cable news exciting. There's no drama in competent government, but the fact that Biden is still getting Americans out of Afghanistan deserves to be covered by the same corporate media that spent weeks wringing and damning and gloomy hands over the government's Afghan airlift.
The mainstream media has moved on to its next shiny object, but President Biden keeps his word and gets the job done.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association