On Thursday, we noted CNN's New Day skipped over Joe Biden's bloody eyeball during the seven-hour CNN Town Hall on climate change, despite it being an all-day Drudge Report item. But then something happened that we didn't expect: CNN never reported it. Neither did MSNBC. Neither did ABC, CBS, NBC, or PBS. Even The New York Times and The Washington Post skipped it. Fox News covered it, but not obsessively.
The Bloody Eye wasn't Earth-shattering news. But some wondered if it suggested a health problem for Biden. It wasn't Hillary Clinton collapsing in the September 11 "heat." But are these media giants that defensive? Deborah Norville and her show Inside Edition reported it, in a non-sensational way, and with a medical expert saying it was absolutely no big deal. It was a little "subconjunctival hemorrhage," which can suggest high blood pressure, but it usually goes away "all by itself."
Instead, the papers covered Biden's CNN appearance....from the Left, insisting the former veep wasn't progressive enough on climate "crisis" policy. The Washington Post just posted a piece by Opinions editor James Downie headlined "Biden bumbles while Sanders and Warren score in CNN’s climate town hall." Downie gushed over Bernie: "For Sanders, the town hall was a vindication that his $16 trillion climate plan is the benchmark for ambitious responses to climate change: Several other candidates, including Warren, were asked to compare their plan to his."
Lisa Friedman's New York Times piece was headlined "Joe Biden on Defensive at Climate Town Hall."
From the opening moments of his segment, Mr. Biden was on the defensive.
“Is your plan aggressive enough?” Anderson Cooper, one of the moderators of the CNN forum, asked in his opening question about Mr. Biden’s $1.7 trillion climate change proposal.
Only in Democrat Land is a trillion-dollar energy-crackdown proposal considered teeny-weeny. The Times also "balanced" that story with a puff piece on Biden's late-night appearance on CBS: "Joe Biden Pokes Fun at His Own ‘Gaffes’ With Stephen Colbert."
Yes, they put "gaffes" in quotes, like he doesn't really have any.