How Long Can The Media Cover For Biden’s Racial Gaffes?
Joe Biden has stepped on another racial landmine. As the country is torn apart by ethnic strife, the former Vice President continues to frustrate his campaign and his loyal supporters in the corporate media by saying goofy things about black people that at least border on abject racism.
Thursday it was a statement, introduced by his classic, “Come on, man!” in which he suggested that unlike Latinos, black Americans do not have diversity of thought and ideas, with “notable exceptions.”
Uhh… did Joe Biden just say that Black people are all the same? pic.twitter.com/iUgkk2uSJo
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 6, 2020
Put once again in the unenviable position of having to defend the Democratic nominee, CNN and MSNBC chose for the most part to ignore the troubling remarks. Others like the New York Times’ Jonathan Martin took a different approach, sidestepping the actual remarks to make a broader point about Biden’s propensity to gaffes.
The latest Biden gaffes reflect:
a) the real/perceived risk he poses to himself, anxiety he causes in staff and why so many Dems are thrilled there is no real public campaign
b) how much Trump was depending on Biden gaffes & how little land they have to live off of now
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 6, 2020
You really have to hand it to Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler who just pretended that Biden didn’t say what Biden literally said. In a just world, Kessler would give himself four Pinocchios for this obvious gaslighting, but don’t hold your breath.
If you listen to the clip, he didn’t actually say this. https://t.co/sU7XeCuHim
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) August 6, 2020
Despite these desperate deflections, the Biden camp itself decided it needed to address the comments. In
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