On Wednesday, the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) refused to include amid the latest set of lies, gaffes, and examples of mental decline from President Biden amid their extensive midterms coverage on their morning and evening newscasts. This was despite the fact that the three networks each ran Biden soundbites from the events in which said errors were made.
First up, Biden said this about former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz at an official White House event in south Florida: “I don’t have a greater friend in the United States Senate.”
Fact check #1: Wasserman Schultz is indeed a member of Congress, but she’s in the House, not the Senate.
Biden also said this at the same stop about inflation:
Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia’s doing. I mean, excuse me, the war in Ukraine. And — I'm thinking of Iraq because that's where my son died. The — because he died. But the point is that there — you know, that’s why it’s up. We have the lowest inflation rate of almost any major country in the world.
There were two lies here, one of which he corrected.
Fact check #2: Inflation hasn't griped the country solely because of to Russia's unprovoked war against Ukraine. It had begun its precipitous rise well before then.
Fact check #3: Beau Biden didn’t die in Iraq. In reality, he served only a year in Iraq in 2009. Embarrassingly, Biden himself noted that at the top of his speech that his son was only Iraq for a year as he thanked a Florida senior for his introductory remarks about prescription drug costs. Not only did Beau come home after a year, but he lived until his fatal bout with brain cancer took his life in May 2015.
Fourth, Biden said this about having met the creator of insulin: “[I]t was invented by a man who did not patent it because he wanted it available for everyone. I spoke to him, okay? And guess what? It cost 10 bucks to make. Ten bucks to make. And if you count packaging and everything, you can maybe get it up to $15.”
Fact-check #4: Biden didn’t actually meet the inventor, who’s name was Frederick Banting. The reason? Banting died on February 21, 1941, which was well over a year and a half before Biden was born on November 20, 1942.
In his fifth lie of the day, Biden said this about Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) while sounding like what Newsmax’s Katrina Szish said seemed like a Foghorn Leghorn impression (click “expand”):
The very idea that a senator from Florida wants to cut Social Security and Medicare — and, by the way, they don’t have to just — they don’t go away, they can cut it, they can change it basically. A senator from Florida going after Medicare and Social Security? I tell you what, I don’t know — as they say in Southern Delaware, “I don’t know where y’all been. Hot damn, boy.”
Fact-check #5: Scott himself hasn’t proposed that and denounced that ongoing leftist talking point Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union.
And finally, Biden said this at an evening rally in support of Florida Democrats: “I’m a big fan of HBCUs. [APPLAUSE] I got my start at one of those other HBCUs — Delaware State University. [APPLAUSE] Okay — it’s pretty good, man.”
Fact-check #6: Biden attended the University of Delaware in Newark and then Syracuse University in New York for law school, not Delaware State University in Dover.
In contrast, the networks all ran soundbites of Biden from his day of lies (click “expand”):
ABC’s JANAI NORMAN [from ABC’s Good Morning America]: President Biden himself hitting the trail, sounding the alarm in former President Trump's home state that a Republican-controlled Congress could have dire consequences.
BIDEN: They're coming after Social Security and Medicare in a big way. Folks here in Florida, you need to know this.
BIDEN [from CBS Mornings’s “Eye Opener]: You heard me say it before, we're at an inflection point in history.
BIDEN [from CBS Mornings]: Democracy is on the ballot this year.
CBS’s ROBERT COSTA [from CBS Mornings]: And President Joe Biden in Florida where Democrats are in an uphill battle against GOP incumbents.
BIDEN [from CBS Mornings]: An economy that works for everybody — [SCREEN WIPE] — compared to MAGA — mega MAGA, I call ‘em — trickle-down economics that Republicans offer these days.
BIDEN [from NBC’s Today]: Inflation is a worldwide problem right now. [SCREEN WIPE] We’ve done a lot to try to take it under control.
NBC’s KRISTEN WELKER [from NBC’s Today]: But it's a different story in Florida where Democratic Senate nominee Val Demings and the nominee for governor, Charlie Crist, are both trailing their GOP rivals, Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Ron Desantis. With his own job approval ratings underwater, President Biden campaigning for Demings and Christ, making part of his closing argument about threats to democracy, pointing to nearly 300 GOP candidates on the ballot who have denied or questioned the results of the 2020 election.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN [from NBC’s Today]: Democracy is on the ballot this year.
BIDEN [from the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell]: Folks, this ain't your father's Republican Party. This is a different breed of cat.
NANCY CORDES BIDEN [from the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell]: In Florida last night, a preview of his message today.
BIDEN [from the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell]: They're coming after your right to vote.