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Biden Predicts a Major Crisis - The Media Yawns

The media ignoring Senator Biden’s remarks that if elected Obama the United States will face an international crisis within the first six month has not been overlooked by everyone. Kristen Powers of the NY Post writes in BIDEN’S BUNGLES: A BLATANT BIAS how ignoring these remarks of Senator Biden is flat out media bias and a double standard. This wasn’t the typical Biden gaffe that everyone just laugh’s off as Biden being Biden. In this case Biden predicted what an Obama presidency would bring, an international crisis followed by a serious lack of confidence in Obama by the American people. How is this not major news?  If McCain had said this the Obama campaign would have called it a smear, but instead it came from the Dems #2. Unreal their own ticket is saying crisis is coming if you vote for us, and the media yawns…

The outakes of his Sunday remarks don’t begin to capture the magnitude of what he said. After warning the crowd that there would be some sort of international incident - Biden could think of four or five scenarios - he told the donors: “We’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

What does that mean? Obama’s election would provoke an international incident because of his inexperience and even Obama’s biggest supporters won’t be reassured by his response?

Then there were Biden’s predictions on the economy: “I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? . . . Why is this thing so tough? . . . I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point, because you’re going to have to reinforce us.

“There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision.’ “

Biden is teling us that, at a time when Americans need to feel confidence in their government, they will be going “Oh my God.” Not a great message.

Needless to say, if Sarah Palin said this about a McCain administration, the media world would be exploding.

Whether you believe Biden is exaggerating, as he is known to do, or is providing real insight, the double standard in the media does even more damage to their lagging brand.

Part of the problem is their “Obama love,” but we’re also seeing the media elite’s belief - prejudice - that anyone with an R behind their name is dumb. So, if they say something dumb, they must be dumb. A Democrat, like Biden, can make wildly inaccurate or outrageous comments and they are ignored because the TV and press insiders feel they “know who he really is.”

On the stump recently, Sen. Biden declared he had “three words” for what the nation needs: “J-O-B-S.”

Lucky for him, his name isn’t Dan Quayle, or that would have followed him for the rest of his career.

2 Responses to “Biden Predicts a Major Crisis - The Media Yawns”

  1. Just remember who Biden is. He’s a guy who has coffee every with a bunch of people in a diner that’s been closed for 20 years. It seems senility has already set in. If Obama wins, and God forbid, something happens to him, we’ll have a President who has coffee every day with imaginary people in an imaginary diner.

  2. This isn’t anything new or something just Biden knows. The pentagon has stated it, counter-terrorist and intelligence agencies have stated it … nothing to see here folks.

    One would think if they were so biased, they would be running the story of the terrorists who endorsed McCain.

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