Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Media Tripping Over Itself to Protect Biden

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After President Joe Biden fell during the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony last week, the corporate media immediately began running PR for the president, waving away legitimate concerns surrounding his mental and physical fitness.

It was a revealing moment to see the President of the United States lying on the stage floor at the Air Force Academy graduation.

It was even more revealing to witness the "legacy media," as it's called, go to work to tell America and the world everything is fine..."It's just fine. The President is fine."

Be informed, not misled.

The president and the press.

It was one of the most orchestrated collective efforts on the part of the press we've seen for quite some time.

The Federalist summarized it with this: "Biden ‘fine’ after fall onstage at Air Force Academy graduation,” reads an NBC headline, framing their story around the totally impartial word of a White House aide. Politico ran a similar story titled, “Biden falls on stage at Air Force graduation but is ‘fine,’ according to a spokesperson.” Reuters’ headline read, “Biden trips and falls during the graduation ceremony, recovers quickly,” and Newsweek had the creative angle of blaming the whole thing on the Secret Service.

David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to Barrack Obama, suggested that Biden's age would make such incidents more important in the electorate's minds as the 2024 presidential election approaches.

He told Politico: "This is a liability that comes with age. Incidents like these are going to be blown up. They are going to be a greater concern than it would be if he were 20 years younger. This is a burden he is going to have to overcome."

In March, ABC News and the Washington Post poll found that 68 percent of  U.S. adults felt Biden was too old to run for a second term. Were he to be re-elected, he would be 86 by the time he left office.

All of America should be concerned about President Biden's failing cognitive skills and his repeated falls on the steps of Air Force One and elsewhere. This one the other day is, without doubt, the worst and most troubling of all. So far.

But reality aside, the press stays calm and carries on.

President Biden is sound as a dollar.

And the New York Times takes the prize and leads the procession:

You have to hand it to the Times. It takes some truly dedicated propagandists to spin a story about Biden falling before the world on national television into an opportunity to praise the president for his “sharp[ness],” “fit[ness],” and “striking stamina.”

“The two Joe Bidens coexist in the same octogenarian president: Sharp and wise at critical moments, the product of decades of seasoning, able to rise to the occasion even in the dead of night to confront a dangerous world,” read the Times article. “Yet a little slower, a little softer, a little harder of hearing, a little more tentative in his walk, a little more prone to occasional lapses of memory in ways that feel familiar to anyone who has reached their ninth decade or has a parent who has.”

The Times used statements from White House aides, foreign allies, and Democrat politicians to argue the president is mentally and physically fit and that his observable ailment is no cause for concern.

“People who deal with him regularly, including some of his adversaries, say he remains sharp and commanding in private meetings,” the piece affirmed. “Diplomats share stories of trips to places like Ukraine, Japan, Egypt, Cambodia, and Indonesia in which he often outlasts younger colleagues. Democratic lawmakers point to a long list of accomplishments as proof that he still gets the job done.”

According to the Times, unnamed “friends” of Biden say "the phrase 'sharp as a tack’… has become something of a mantra” to describe the president. 

The Times minimized Biden’s fall at the Air Force Academy by pointing out that Trump appeared to have “trouble lifting a glass of water and seemed to have trouble making his way down a modest ramp” while visiting the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

It doesn't matter that while Trump never once took a public spill, Biden’s tumble last week marks one of many. On multiple occasions, the president tripped and fell on the stairs of Air Force One. Last month, during the G7 Summit in Japan, Biden stumbled down a set of stairs, and, of course, last June, he fell off his bike.


Polling shows that more than six in ten Americans are concerned about Biden’s mental fitness — despite the propaganda press’ insistence that our clearly deteriorating president is at the top of his game. This is not surprising, given studies suggesting Americans are increasingly aware that the corporate media is nothing more than the disinformation apparatus of the Democratic Party.

These are days of deception.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.