Melissa Praemonitus

The only thing worse than seeing an older person become diminished by progressive cognitive disability, is the refusal of loved ones to admit that something is wrong.  In the case of the presumed demented Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, the beloved would be the leftist ladies and gentlemen of the press, who have cast aside all their usual curiosity in favor of clinging desperately to the party line; Joe's behavior has remained unchanged, Joe has a simple stutter, Joe's past "indiscretions" involving bald-faced lies,  plagiarism at law school and on the stump, and sniffing females are in the past, and thus not worthy of discussion.  

The spineless reporters who protect the record of a politician whose policies they favor are no better than a gaggle of grifting grandchildren who won't upset the old man for fear of losing their portion of inheritance. 

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AUGUST 14, 2020 BY PAUL MIRENGOFF    POWERLINE

BIDEN STAFF HERDS COMPLIANT PRESS AWAY FROM CANDIDATE

Today, the Biden campaign held a ceremony during which Joe Biden and Kamala Harris signed documents to get their names on November ballots as the Democratic ticket. “We’re going to make this official, official,” Biden told reporters.

According to the New York Post, “media availability” at the event was “tightly controlled.” Naturally, the assembled reporters wanted to ask questions of the candidates. They didn’t come just to watch Biden and Harris silently put pen to paper.

But the press was only able to get in one question, which was directed to Harris. When reporters started to ask more questions, they were told to leave. “Come on guys, let’s go,” a female staffer said several times. “Tightly controlled” is an understatement.

You can see the video here, at Red State.

What I find striking was the media’s compliance. When the staffer instructed reporters to leave, the lions of the press shuffled off. No one asked any more questions. At the command of a Biden staffer, the press exited stage right without a murmur.

Compare this to the way reporters behave with President Trump. When he leaves press events, reporters shout questions at him until he disappears. To be fair, reporters also did this to past presidents, though not as stridently.

In Biden’s case, however, reporters’ manners are impeccable. They understand that Biden struggles with questions he’s not expecting and could blurt out almost anything. Thus, he needs to be shielded. Reporters behave accordingly.

We can expect reporters to continue this practice throughout the campaign.  

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