On Tuesday, Joe Biden was an hour-and-a-half late to the remarks he was supposed to make about Russia further invading Ukraine. He slurred and stumbled his way through his speech. He seemed to have enormous difficulty just reading the teleprompter coherently, and it was only a 10-minute address.
You would think that – given what Biden was calling an invasion that could affect so much – that he might think the American people deserved some greater explanation of what the Administration was going to do in response — beyond reciting his 10-minute, canned speech.
But no such luck. At the end of the 10 minutes, Biden turned on his heel and beat it out of there.
How much is the media in Biden’s pocket? The response from ABC News’ David Muir on Biden’s action gives us some clue.
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According to Muir, Biden took no questions “likely given the gravity of the moment the world is now facing.”
So, because it is so serious, he should not talk about it? What kind of sense does that make? If it’s so important, isn’t that more of a reason to take questions on it, to explain what your response will be? He just said it’s going to affect and hurt Americans, too. Don’t we deserve more of an answer than “I have a plan” — the same thing he claimed about COVID and campaigned on? Then he got into office, and we found out he had no plan. Not that anyone truly following along didn’t know that already.
Or is Muir saying it’s best that Biden not take questions or talk more about it because it is so important, and Biden is likely to blow it big time (more than he already had) with further comments? The bottom line is Biden is barely able to get through just reading the teleprompter; they don’t want him to go beyond that because it might blow up even more than just stumbling over reading. Can he even answer questions, if they haven’t set him up with scripted answers beforehand?
Of course, the media should be asking why he isn’t taking questions, not providing him with excuses and covering for him. That’s supposed to be their job. But instead, they’ve long since abandoned that job for the job of spinning for Biden and the Democrats.