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NewsBusters Podcast: Wandering Biden’s G-7 Journalistic Secret Service

by | Jun 17, 2024

By Tim Graham

Anti-Biden social-media accounts shared video of Joe Biden turning around and seemingly wandering off at the G-7 summit, and the Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni worked to turn him around like Jill Biden does. The pro-Biden media were furious that the “Murdoch Media” was spreading this clip mocking the “Meander In Chief.” (That was the New York Post headline.)

The “mainstream” crew pro-Biden media acts like a journalistic Secret Service, protecting the reputation of Democrats from a negative narrative.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe struck its usual Downward Facing Dog yoga pose, attacking “cheap fakes” and “vicious lies,” as if the video was fake news: “Even critics were saying that he did a strong job, very good job representing the United States,” they claimed. This is the same program where Scarborough said “F-you if you can’t handle the truth. This version of Biden — intellectually, analytically — is the best Biden ever!”

The Stelteresque reporters at the Daily Beast had the headline “White House Rips Desperate Murdoch Press Over Deceptive Biden Video.” They were just promoting the tweets of press aide Andrew Bates and going after this idea that Murdoch media – like the Wall Street Journal article on Biden Slipping – are pushing fake news that Biden’s a geezer doing too much geez-ing

On NBC Friday morning, White House reporter Gabe Gutierrez shared the news that Pope Francis would meet with President Biden, who he described as a “devout Catholic” NBC missed this story from The Washington Post: “Biden presses to keep reproductive rights in G-7 agreement.” The story began:

President Biden, whose reelection campaign is centered on mobilizing voters on abortion rights, has been waging a behind-the-scenes battle here to ensure that abortion access and reproductive rights are part of a global agreement among the world’s leading democracies. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, a hard-line conservative, has been intent on changing language that was included in last year’s Group of Seven communiqué to exclude mentions of abortion or reproductive rights, according to officials familiar with the negotiations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic matters.

In the Trump years, anonymous sources trashed Trump in the liberal papers. In the Biden years, anonymous sources are used to help underline re-election campaign objectives.

Finally, we discuss Pope Francis meeting with a gaggle of comedians, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, and…Whoopi Goldberg. These are not “devout Catholics.” The Catholic League had the receipts.

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

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