Joe Biden’s Poodle Has Bit Him in the Backside

 

Thirty-six years in the television business has taught me many things about my media brethren. Among the ones that stand out are two biggies: 1) No one has a harder time communicating clearly with one another than a bunch of people in the communications business and 2) No one is less aware of how their actions are perceived by the general public than an industry driven by ratings.

This orgy of stories about Joe Biden is a classic case study.

Biden has spent 47 of his 76 years squarely in the spotlight of the national media. Everything that is being written about him now, everything that is being said about him with their put-on “serious journalist” voices, all of it that is being treated as new and damaging revelations has been known for decades.

It was all known in 1988 when Biden first ran for the White House. It was known in 1991 when he led the Clarence Thomas hearings. It was certainly known in August of 2008 when Barack Obama chose him to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. And more damning, it was certainly known how his son, Hunter, was using the old man’s position in the White House as a way to strike it rich with the Ukranians and the Communist Chinese.

Every step of the way these “journalists” were happy to ignore all of the things they now find so objectionable about “Uncle Joe” because they were there to do what they do best – cheerlead for whatever was passing as the burning progressive “most-important-issue-of-our-lifetimes” at that moment. Now that the current sin has been identified as being male and white – and Biden is so white he’s almost translucent – they have turned on him with a vengeance.

Mr. Connie Schultz, aka, Sen. Sherrod Brown campaigns with Joe Biden in 2018. (Source: Sherrod Brown Twitter Feed)

On Thursday, Kasie Hunt of NBC tweeted out a piece by former Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter, and now syndicated columnist, Connie Schultz condemning Biden and his working relationship with segregationist Democrats that populated the Senate when he first got there. “My message,” Schultz wrote, “on Twitter and on my public Facebook wall: If Joe Biden wants to boast about his relationship with a racist, he is not who we need to succeed the racist in the White House.”

Connie Schultz had no problem with Joe when the former Vice-President was stumping for her husband’s re-election less than a year ago. In fact, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called it “a great honor” to have Biden at his side. Of course, it could be that the rumors that have circulated in Northeast Ohio are true that the Browns were ready to make their own run for the White House and felt that Biden’s entry into the race knee-capped him.

All of this serves to just further denigrate, if possible, the standing of these media shills in the eyes of the public. All of them adored Biden as Obama’s Number Two. They cheered him during the VP debates in ’08 and ’12. And they knew him and they knew his history and they could not have cared less about it. But now they are oh, so woke as to his terrible, terrible past.

Which makes one wonder how they believe this plays with the general public. Maybe they think their audiences have the memory of a goldfish. Maybe they think their audiences are gullible or stupid enough to believe these truly are newly unearthed facts. Maybe they are so far from any pretense of “journalism” they don’t care. Or maybe, just maybe, they believe we have always been at war with Eastasia.

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There are 25 comments.

  1. The Reticulator Member

    According to the internet, a goldfish can remember things for at least 5 months. They need a public with shorter memories than that.

    But even though Joe Biden may have worked with a segregationist, how does that compare with Sen. Brown being married to a media person? The latter sounds to me like even more of a relationship.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  2. Unsk Member

    How dastardly of these people to bring back the ghost of the Grand Keagle and Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, Senator Minority Leader for the Dems Robert Byrd! Why he only recruited for the Klan in his twenties and thirties, and advocated for the Klan early in his political career. What’s the harm? We need to get down to much more important business like tarnishing the reputation of George Washington, who freed all his slaves and gave them a stipend to live on. And who wanted to move late in life to Ohio from Virginia to avoid the stain of slavery ( he died before he could make that happen).

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  3. Franco Member

    Yes, I think it’s quite obvious to people paying attention. Ironically the media relies on people who don’t pay attention. We the public generally do have the memory of a deli-clerk. 

    It seems to me the phenomenon has strong elements of desiring to hold some collective consciousness vis-a- vis the news. People want to hold common views as a form of social capital. Having a real memory doesn’t serve that, so they focus on the current ‘conversation’ and unconsciously forget old evidence.

    Also, we boomers tend to forget how much we know and remember versus vast numbers of younger people who barely remember the second Bush, and certainly weren’t aware of politics in 1988. That includes a lot of “journalists”.

    Scott Adams claims, rightly in my view, that people don’t have their own opinions, opinions are assigned to them by the media outlets they imbibe.

     

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  4. Tex929rr Coolidge

    I firmly believe that the only way to subscribe to modern progressivism is to constantly live with cognitive dissonance. Anyone inclined to support BHO, HRC, or anyone in the current Democratic Party clown car has this already priced in.

    Self-proclaimed independents are more difficult to assess. But I don’t really believe that most of them are paying any more attention than most people.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  5. DrewInWisconsin Member

    Franco (View Comment):
    Also, we boomers tend to forget how much we know and remember versus vast numbers of younger people who barely remember the second Bush, and certainly weren’t aware of politics in 1988. That includes a lot of “journalists”.

    The average age of a “journalist” these days is, . . . what? . . . 27? As Obama’s notorious staff fabulist once said: “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:27 AM PDT
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  6. The Reticulator Member

    Franco (View Comment):
    Scott Adams claims, rightly in my view, that people don’t have their own opinions, opinions are assigned to them by the media outlets they imbibe.

    That’s a good way to put it. I’ll remember that. Or assign the job of remembering to my goldfish.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:32 AM PDT
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  7. Hang On Member

    But that is what opposition research should be about. It isn’t only up to the press. It is also up to the other candidates to be doing the opposition research. Republicans have become lousy at it. Moore in Alabama is the perfect case. 

    That Biden knew and worked with segregationists in the Senate when he first got there is hardly surprising. Those southerners were Senators for life and ran the Senate. They were a fact of life. What broke their power was when Republicans won the Senate in 1980 for the first time since the Eisenhower administration. A point that Republicans might make, but that would be expecting a lot of Republicans in the Senate.

     

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:36 AM PDT
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  8. Percival Thatcher

    Someone tweeted out a picture of Sen. Jim Eastland standing next to Sen. Ted Kennedy. The caption read “One of these men was an unrepentant segregationist. The other one drowned a girl in the backseat of his Oldsmobile. Guess which one Joe Biden is in trouble for working with.”

    • #8
    • June 21, 2019, at 9:39 AM PDT
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  9. Franco Member

    There’s fake news, and there’s targeted news. Sometimes we get both.

    I just wonder who is behind this. Could be just the normal feeding frenzy, or it could be the Clinton camp.

    If Biden drops out, the Democrats will need a centrist. I’ve seen enough horror films not to believe the monster is really dead. There’s too much time left in the movie.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:44 AM PDT
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  10. DrewInWisconsin Member

    Franco (View Comment):
    If Biden drops out, the Democrats will need a centrist.

    There aren’t any.

    A vote for any Democrat is a vote for the far-left agenda. I hope everyone understands that.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:47 AM PDT
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  11. EB Thatcher
    EB

    EJHill: Maybe they think their audiences have the memory of a goldfish.

    Sadly, this is true of a good segment of the public.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  12. Arahant Member

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):
    If Biden drops out, the Democrats will need a centrist.

    There aren’t any.

    A vote for any Democrat is a vote for the far-left agenda. I hope everyone understands that.

    Truth. Not even Joe.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:53 AM PDT
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  13. Columbo Member

    Indeed. And this democrat primary is a gift from God. Popcorn sales shooting through the roof. A prize fight between 20+ people seeking to out-socialist and out-virtue signal each other. Unrecognizable to half the country +1.

    Creepy, crazy Uncle Joe is going down. The new “progressives” have their ox to gore, and as the OP suggests, perhaps the ox’s biggest sin is being “a whiter shade of pale”

    Joe … get ready … you are about to be “Sister Soujahed”.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:54 AM PDT
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  14. Franco Member

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):
    If Biden drops out, the Democrats will need a centrist.

    There aren’t any.

    A vote for any Democrat is a vote for the far-left agenda. I hope everyone understands that.

    I forgot to put quotes around the word. However there is a difference. Biden and Hillary will be good corporatists and be much more adventurous with our military than the lefties. Wall Street won’t take to the lefties either. The DNC cheated Bernie for a reason…

     

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  15. Buckpasser Member

    It just gives the “media” another chance to proclaim those old segregationist Senators as hard core Republicans.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 9:58 AM PDT
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  16. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Post author

    BuckpasserIt just gives the “media” another chance to proclaim those old segregationist Senators as hard core Republicans.

    I’m old enough to remember Strom Thurmond as a racist Dixiecrat Senator. The Republicans did themselves no favors by embracing him for the rest of his career. 

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    • June 21, 2019, at 10:11 AM PDT
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  17. Columbo Member

    The democrats are the party of Andrew Jackson and the GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ

     

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    • June 21, 2019, at 10:46 AM PDT
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  18. Jon1979 Lincoln

    As others have noted in the past, while the media leans left a lot, the levels of leftness vary, from those who back the status quo crony capitalist Clinton types, to the ones who are totally down with the woke struggle and prefer the out-and-proud socialism of Bernie, to the trendies, who gush at the idea of a ‘historic first’ candidate like Buttigieg, Kamala or Liz. They’ll all be of the same hive-mind once the nomination fight is settled, but for now with each faction having their own favorites, you’re more likely to see journalism committed against normally off-limits targets like wacky-but-lovable Uncle Joe.

    The other fun part here is going to be watching the Democrats’ activists and some of the candidates themselves howl at some of their normal allied media outlets over them treating those candidate as though they were a Republican (back in ’08, Hillary went so far at one point to tell Fox News they were fairer to her than any other media outlet, where Obama’s progressive cred and his ‘historic first’ status had sucked up all the media oxygen, to the point the Clintons were having the race cards thrown at them during the South Carolina primary).

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    • June 21, 2019, at 11:48 AM PDT
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  19. Full Size Tabby Member

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    It just gives the “media” another chance to proclaim those old segregationist Senators as hard core Republicans.

    At least one media outlet has already mis-identified the referenced old segregationist senators as Republicans.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 12:18 PM PDT
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  20. Full Size Tabby Member

    The current round of outrage at Joe Biden’s comment tells me more about today’s Democrats and the “news” media (insert Andrew Klavan, “but I repeat myself”) than it does about Joe Biden.

    The outrage that a person might work with someone who disagrees with him tells me that Democrats oppose tolerance, understanding, and cooperation. Democrats are all about an intolerant totalitarian monoculture in which one and only one opinion is allowed, and anyone who disagrees is not to be reasoned with but is to be crushed and eliminated. 

    The Progressive world the Democrats want to usher in is a very harsh and unforgiving world that is very stifling to all its inhabitants.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  21. Buckpasser Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    It just gives the “media” another chance to proclaim those old segregationist Senators as hard core Republicans.

    At least one media outlet has already mis-identified the referenced old segregationist senators as Republicans.

    Exactly!

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    • June 21, 2019, at 12:49 PM PDT
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  22. DrewInWisconsin Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    The Progressive world the Democrats want to usher in is a very harsh and unforgiving world that is very stifling to all its inhabitants.

    You can never be woke enough for today’s Democrats. Watching them turn on each other has been schadenfreudelicious!

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    • June 21, 2019, at 12:50 PM PDT
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  23. Randy Webster Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Truth. Not even Joe

    It’s been pointed out on a couple of podcasts recently, maybe by Jonah Goldberg, that Biden’s position is in the center of the Democrat party. That doesn’t make him a centrist.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 2:53 PM PDT
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  24. Peter Robinson Founder

    Pointed, informed–and true. EJ, you’re as good on politics as you are on baseball.

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    • June 21, 2019, at 6:10 PM PDT
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  25. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Hang On (View Comment):

    But that is what opposition research should be about. It isn’t only up to the press. It is also up to the other candidates to be doing the opposition research. Republicans have become lousy at it. Moore in Alabama is the perfect case.

    That Biden knew and worked with segregationists in the Senate when he first got there is hardly surprising. Those southerners were Senators for life and ran the Senate. They were a fact of life. What broke their power was when Republicans won the Senate in 1980 for the first time since the Eisenhower administration. A point that Republicans might make, but that would be expecting a lot of Republicans in the Senate.

    I don’t think that anyone would understand that point – it’s not sound-bitey. 

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    • June 22, 2019, at 8:23 PM PDT
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