On CNN, the gang was discussing and chuckling over one of Joe Biden’s lesser gaffes, not that the same gaffe wouldn’t have had them screaming and shaking their fists if, say, Chris Christie had spoken similarly. In this case (with Biden, gaffes should be given case numbers; I’m guessing this one would be about #6,782,304), Biden used the uncivil term “bitch” when referring to the role of Vice President. This provoked Chris Cuomo to express his affection for Lunch Bucket Joe, saying…
“I still love Biden for what he is. I just do. I think his candor is refreshing – and when he is insensitive to something, he owns it. What more can you ask for? Perfection?”
What does this even mean? Let me rephrase that. What the hell does this even mean? “For what he is”? Does Chris mean “an ongoing embarrassment”? A gaffe machine a heartbeat away from the Presidency? An unapologetic clown in a position of high responsibility and influence? You know what Chris really means, don’t you? He means nothing more nor less than, “I love Joe Biden because I love liberal Democrats, even silly, inept, dumb ones.”
Is that an admission that we should take lightly? Does it matter? Yes, I think it matters.
“His candor is refreshing?” Funny, I don’t recall Chris praising Mitt Romney’s candor for correctly pointing out the 47% of the public is so dependent on government largesse that they don’t consider anything else when deciding who to vote for. Why wasn’t that refreshing, and since when is vulgarity the equivalent of “candor”?
“When he’s insensitive to something, he owns it?” The media is now excusing insensitivity as long as the official who is insensitive is unapologetic or too dense to know better? That’s not how I recall it. It’s not how I recall the media treating Romney, Earl Butz, James Watt, Joe (“You Lie!”) Wilson—talk about “owning it”—Todd Akin, Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and dozens of Republicans who have uttered an insensitive or stupid things that the news media worked overtime to try to make a career-ender. And if you put all of their worst gaffes together, I doubt they would surpass Joe’s all-time record, for he is the Hank Aaron of gaffes.
Of course, Biden has said so many worse things recently than “bitch.” He used the anti-Semitic term shylock, for example. (Joe said it “was a poor choice of words,” and everyone forgave him. Joe should use nigger some day, just to test my theory that nothing he says will ever provoke the media or his progressive enablers to turn on him. Just say, “Wrong choice of words again!”, Joe. That should be enough. Oh–and own it.) Hey, no big deal—Shylock is a Shakespeare character, after all—-but imagine if Dick Cheney has said that.
The Veep just told a Missouri crowd that the Joplin, Missouri, tornado took 161,ooo lives, when the real total was, uh, 161. (Hey, but Joe owned it, and that’s what matters, right, Chris?) Then he provoked an international incident by telling a Kennedy School audience that the President of Turkey—“an old friend,” Joe said—had confided in Joe that Turkey’s misclaculations helped fuel the growth of ISIS. Joe’s old friend denied that he had said anything of the sort, and demanded an apology. Joe also fingered the United Arab Emerites in his remarks (Joe doesn’t quite get the internet yet), which responded by saying that Biden’s remarks.were “far from the truth, especially with relation to the UAE’s role in confronting extremism and terrorism and its clear and advanced position in recognizing the dangers, including the danger of financing terrorism and terrorist groups.”
It is because the news media gives Biden a pass that he continues to stick his foot in his mouth, in his ear, his nose, in every other orifice imaginable, because he is never held accountable, and whether it is a partisan double standard or custom-made standard just for Joe, it is based on the fact that the news media gives every bit of slack possible to liberal Democrats. Chris Cuomo, if he is to have any credibility as an objective, fair and rational news analysts and journalist, may not love Joe Biden, because to love Joe Biden is to say that the Vice President of the United States embarrassing his office, his party, the nation, the President on a regular basis by saying intemperate, insensitive, uncivil (he is the only President or Vice President to utter the word “fuck” in public—but he owned it!) careless, reckless, and often stupid things doesn’t matter. It does matter, and it matters that U.S. journalists don’t think so.
There are too many smoking guns to count that prove the left-wing media bias, but Chris Cuomo’s words are definitive.