WASHINGTON: Joe Biden steps into the race with one foot. The other foot never seems to come out of his mouth.
Joe Biden, the ageless wonder, who has spent virtually his entire life on the public payroll, has finally offered himself up as a presidential candidate. However, as the saying goes, he doesn’t take his foot out of his mouth except to change feet. Often, he has support for his tasting shoe leather.
One of his earliest appearances after his announcement was on The View. The View, for those who know not, is listed as part of ABC’s News Division. Who knew? Actually, who cares anymore. The so-called media today is about where Europe was following the black plague of the 14th Century.
Biden’s “View” announcement was replayed on Fox and Friends, Saturday morning.
Semi-surrounded by those stalwart femmes of journalistic fame, Joy Behar and the four mares of the apocalypse, Biden, with a foot at the ready, issued the proclamation with obvious pride that during his 8 years serving in the Obama administration there was “not a whisper of scandal.” The mares, each in turn smiled and agreed, or repeated, “not a whisper.” Then a mournful sighing by Behar, “not one.”
For many who were viewing Saturday F&F, Dan Bongino was quick to help Joe get the other foot in.
Bongino listed at least five or more scandals: Fast and Furious, Benghazi, The IRS and Lois Learner, and John Brennan’s lying to and spying on the Senate. He saved the best for last, which of course was the 2016 spying on the Trump campaign.
There were others, but his time was limited.
If the last one (Trump campaign) is fully exposed, Biden’s lawyer will more than likely tell him to keep both feet in his mouth and his hands close to his checkbook. Legal fees will be coming fast and furious.
For those who were watching Biden’s on The View, hopefully, they were having breakfast after seeing it and not before.
Politicians have always been guilty of prevaricating (hedging) and in some cases downright lying. But in much of the past, there was some effort that permeated the entire media to call them on it.
The truth seekers may have been in the minority but they were spread fairly evenly across the media consortium. Today most of the media is no better than the lying politicians whom they erroneously praise.
And the few who seek an honest effort are on one end of an unbalanced fulcrum.
“If I had to choose between government without newspapers, and newspapers without government, I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the latter.” —Thomas Jefferson
The problem is, we now have the former.