Against the backdrop of last week's mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, and Hurricane Dorian, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle engaged in a panel discussion to talk about whether former Vice President Joe Biden can appeal enough to an uncompromising Generation Z on the issues of gun control and climate policy in order to defeat President Trump should be the Democratic nominee.
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. Deborah Norville on Inside Edition covered it as no big deal. Why couldn't the others?
The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but that hasn’t kept ratings-starved CNN from announcing that, for some reason, they will hold yet another town hall marathon, set for mid-October in Los Angeles to focusing on what CNN Tonight host Don Lemon said would be "on issues that are important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community."
WASHINGTON -- Recently, in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden — the gaffable Joe Biden — stitched together a stupendous concatenation of gaffes that ought to put him out of the race for the Democratic nomination. But apparently, it will not. This is good news for those of us who like a good laugh or a whole string of good laughs.
Despite Joe Biden's blood-filled eye being arguably the most newsworthy story coming out of CNN's marathon climate town halls, the network never mentioned it during there key 6-9 am shows this morning. That's covering for a Democrat, courtesy the MSM!
After initially grilling former Vice President Joe Biden on being a “gaffe machine,” later on Wednesday’s CBS Late Show, aired early Thursday morning, host Stephen Colbert wondered if the 2020 Democratic frontrunner would appoint his old boss, President Obama, to the Supreme Court if elected.
CNN’s 10 back-to-back “climate crisis” town halls with 2020 Democrats were every bit a sideshow one could expect them to be. But there a few moments, Wednesday night, that stood out as particularly off the rails. Between advocating for global abortions, $16 trillion in new government spending, and insidious proposals to manipulate what you eat, it had some people pointing out it was a gold mine for GOP campaign ads.
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota and correspondent Bill Weir hyped their whopping seven-hour town hall forum for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss what the two described as the "climate crisis" and what to do about it. After admitting he is "biased" on the issue, Weir declared that that even if there were a town hall on the topic every day, "it wouldn't be enough." Camerota accidentally declared that Democrats would "spew" their plans, and Weir credited CNN with spearheading the environmental-themed town hall after the Democratic National Committee rejected the idea.
2020 Democrat candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders was guest on ABC’s The View Wednesday, where he was praised for his radical socialist politics being more popular than they were just four years ago. After co-host Abby Huntsman asked him if the media treated Biden fairly next to Trump, co-host Meghan McCain pressed him on what Republicans in Congress he would actually work with, as POTUS.
The Washington Post caused an uproar inside the media when it reported Joe Biden had told a “moving but false” war story at a campaign stop in Hanover, New Hampshire on August 23. He told 400 people he’d been asked to travel to Konar province in Afghanistan to recognize the heroism of a Navy captain, but the captain protested that he didn’t deserve it. Almost nothing in this story was accurate.
Vanity Fair is a reliable glossy partner with the Democratic establishment. Take the latest from Peter Hamby, who covered politics for CNN from 2005 to 2015 before scoring a gig doing news for the youngsters at Snapchat. His latest article carried a headling full of angst: “'Are We Really Going to Have a Gaffe-Fest Over Joe Biden?': How Clickbait and Outrage Porn Are Hurting Readers—and Elevating Trump."
The partisan elasticity of the "independent fact-checkers" will be tested by Joe Biden in this presidential campaign. The Washington Post brutally critiqued Biden's moving story of a story not wanting a medal as recounted at a Hanover, New Hampshire campaign stop. "In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony." But Snopes.com bizarrely rated the Biden story as a "Mixture" (or Half True), not a complete factual collapse.