I am getting sick of all the unethical political junk that has been rearing its yuletide head of late, so I’m sure you must be even more sick of it. But stuff like this, which doubles as rotten journalism too, just has to be noted. After all, what the mainstream media wants is for it to just slip away. All the better to help it lie to you later.
This is yet another IIPTDXTTNMIAFB example, short for “Imagine if President Trump did X that the news media is accepting from Biden.” These drive me crazy, because they demonstrate just how much what was once our journalism has transformed into partisan propaganda. The public was hammered daily with media accounts, fact-checks and accusations about how often Donald Trump “lied,” even to the extent of a phony “data base” that called even obvious cases where Trump was joking “lies.” All lie-counting stopped when Joe Biden was elected, however. That was remarkable, especially because Biden has uttered some of the most infamous lies in political history, notably when he gave an entire speech that he stole from another politician—and it was supposed to be an autobiographical speech!
Well, Joe Biden was making up events in his life once again, this time in an address to historically black college graduates in South Carolina, where, not for the first time, he said that he “desegregated restaurants and movie theaters” during the Civil Rights movement.
“This is all a lie, one he’s told over and over and over and over again,” Republican National Committee Deputy Rapid Response Director Kyle Martinsen said in a statement. Washington Post factchecker Glenn Kessler examined Biden’s similar claims in 2020, and revealed that Biden did picket a single movie theater once over a segregation policy and once walked out of a restaurant because of an incident involving a friend. Kessler wrote, “As far as we can determine, Biden participated in just one walk-out at one restaurant. He also picketed a segregated movie theater.” Kessler stated that Biden’s use of the plural of movie theater and restaurant could not be justified.
Neither can the use of the word “desegregated.” Picketing doesn’t desegregate anything; nor does an individual walk-out desegregate a restaurant. If Biden said that he protested against a segregated movie theater once, and once walked out of a single eatery because it was disrespectful to a black friend, that would have been legitimate. It also would have been considered pathetic and risible by a black audience. No fire hoses Joe? Big deal.
So far, the Washington Examiner is the only news source covering President Biden’s repeat lie, so let’s see if any of Biden’s cover-up squad goes there, especially since they have been warned the criticizing Joe endangers our democracy.