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Biden’s in His Basement and CNN Is Covering for Him

by | Oct 27, 2020

By Joseph Norris

Once again, CNN’s New Day is covering for the network’s preferred presidential candidate, Joe Biden, for not venturing out of the comfort of his basement. One would think that with the election eight days away, that Biden would be hitting the campaign trail and talking to the voters. Instead, as co-host Alisyn Camerota noted: “President Trump is holding three rallies in the critical state of Pennsylvania today. Joe Biden is back home in Delaware, but plans to campaign in Georgia tomorrow.”

It is honestly concerning how often the Biden campaign has called a lid before 10:00 in the morning. Most people are just getting into work at this time. In order to “prepare” for the last presidential debate, Biden called a lid for the entire week leading up to it. If only everyone was able to take off so much time to prepare for a big meeting.

This is in contrast with President Trump, whose whirlwind schedule includes hosting three rallies a day across the country. CNN criticized this move with senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson noting: “the picture of it, I think, goes against not only science, but what most Americans want to see, these big rallies with people outdoors and not wearing any masks and not social distancing either.”

Fellow guest Margaret Talev, a CNN political analyst, excused Biden:

Biden’s strategy has been part and parcel with, you have to listen to the scientists, you can’t have large rallies where you’re bringing groups of people together who could get each other sick. And President Trump’s strategy has been, you have to show that you’re tough and stronger than the virus, plus, he’s already had coronavirus, so get out there and get the basics.

Not only is the leftist network excusing the Democratic nominee’s light schedule and general unavailability to the press, but they are praising it as a brilliant strategy. Co-host John Berman crowed: “Mr. President, Joe Biden is saying, if you want to be out there and have the picture of yourself surrounded by a thousand people when the pandemic is at its highest level in terms of cases it’s ever been, go ahead.”

In all fairness, Camerota did briefly report on the benefits that President Trump has to gain from these rallies. She: 

“So President Trump is dominating the media coverage in battleground states, because he’s going there and holding these rallies and getting all of this so-called earned media, whereas Joe Biden is not in those battleground states.”

However, this small mention does not negate the fact that the media are not doing their job and reporting on the lack of activity from Joe Biden. As President Trump noted: “We can’t lock ourselves up in a basement like Joe does.” Maybe he is honestly concerned about the coronavirus, maybe he just can’t handle the strain of the campaign trail. The American people deserve to know the reasons why, not excuses.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

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