OFF THE RAILS: The Network Evening Newscasts OMIT Biden’s Baltimore Bridge Gaffe

March 26th, 2024 11:30 PM

Once again, President Joe Biden has committed a major gaffe while addressing the media. And once again the media, always in Protect the Precious mode, pretend that it never even happened.

Watch as Biden opens his remarks on the tragic accident at the Francis Scott Key Bridge with a personal anecdote:

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: At about 1:30, a container ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge which I’ve been over many, many times commuting from the State of Delaware by train or by car. I’ve been to Baltimore Harbor many times.

This is usually the red flag that a less partisan media would be on the lookout for. There are many such instances that simply get written off as folksy Bidenisms, such as his claims of being simultaneously raised in the rough-and-tumble Puerto Rican and Polish neighborhoods of Scranton, PA, depending on the audience being pandered to.

Biden’s claim of commuting over the Francis Scott Key Bridge is equally suspect- because the bridge never had any rail lines. Per The New York Post:

President Biden on Tuesday was fact-checked by social media users after claiming that he’s commuted over Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge “many, many times …  either on a train or by car.” 

Numerous people on X noted that the bridge, which fell into the Patapsco River early Tuesday morning after being struck by a massive cargo ship, has never had rail lines attached to it. 

Biden, who claims to have traveled over one million miles aboard Amtrak over the course of his 36 years in the Senate and 8 years as vice president, was skewered for “inserting himself” into yet another tragedy. 

Adding insult to injury, The White House tried to gaslight the Post into believing that Biden only meant commuting by car.

The White House told The Post that Biden was only making reference to having driven over the bridge.

“The President was clearly describing driving over the bridge while commuting between Delaware and D.C. during his 36-year Senate career,’ White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson said in a statement.

Congratulations to Patterson on acing her MSNBC audition.

Unsurprisingly, none of the major evening newscasts covered this egregious fabrication. Facts and accuracy seem to only matter when covering Republicans. Biden, on the other hand, can make stuff up with impunity- secure in the fact that the media will more often than not provide cover for his fabrications and increasingly frequent cognitive lapses.