There seems to be some confusion among the liberal lapdog media on what they’re supposed to be doing to help Democrats win the White House in 2024. As noted yesterday, even sycophants as prominent as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd are finally calling out the Bidens’ horrifying behavior toward their ostracized little granddaughter, Navy Joan Roberts (Biden.) There are also reports suddenly appearing about Joe’s foul mouth and hot temper.
As if his capacity for being a nasty jerk wasn’t well known in DC for the past half century (ask Clarence Thomas.)
The Atlantic magazine even went all the way. In an article that first included the expected Trump-bashing and laughable lauding of Biden’s wonderfulness, the author eventually got to the point: Biden is obviously past his prime and “has no business running for President at age 80.”
On the other hand, some liberal outlets may fear they’re going too far in criticizing Biden (“Wait, what if he actually is the nominee again, and we have to retract all that and give him the hard sell, like a lemon used car?”) That resulted in hilarious attempts by the ladies of “The View” and CNN’s Dana Bash to somehow blame Republicans for the negative public reaction to Joe Biden’s shameful treatment of his own granddaughter.
After admitting that the story is “sad and disturbing on so many levels,” Bash then pivoted to the “Republicans pounce" angle: “Republicans are using it and are going to take advantage of it in a way that is unfortunate and inappropriate. But the reason they are doing that, and able to do that, is because of the brand and the kind of person that we all know and believe Joe Biden to be because it’s who he says he is, and it’s someone who is a family man. That’s what we see all of the time.”
So in short, if Biden’s behavior directly contradicts the warm and fuzzy image of him that you’ve sold for years, then it’s the Republicans who are at fault for calling attention to it? Sounds to me like the Republicans are doing your job that you refuse to do: telling the truth.
Post-Script: Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media theorizes that the media are finally reporting on Biden’s bad temper because it allows them to pass it off as a longstanding personality flaw and not a symptom of dementia.