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In the same speech, Biden first called the Everlglades the "Evergators" and joked about his secret service agent shooting a Florida lawmaker.  

 

Add this to his other spectacular gaffes: 

 

  • Open mic catches him saying "This is a big _________ deal"  is reference to Obamacare.  
  • Jokes that "you can't go into a 7-11 without a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."  
  • Tells paralyzed man to "stand up."
  • Referring to Obama:  ""I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." 
  • Thanks Dr. Pepper instead of Dr. Paper. 
  • San Francisco Giants "headed to the Super Bowl"  
     

 

 

This is just a short list, but there are dozens more examples of Biden being an idiot.  My question is...where is the media on this? This man is one step away from being President, and his qualifications and intellect are never examined.  Of course, George Bush mispronouncing a word or clumsily stating something...that was national news.  Mitt Romney saying he likes to fire insurance companies---that's a big story.  Where is the coverage on Biden's obvious stupidity?  And can we have a real debate about who would make a good VP?  

 

No, we'd rather flip out over Sarah Palin's Facebook page.  

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post #2 of 21
As you note, it is called hypocrisy and a double standard. We've also discussed here the fact that Biden's son was indicted and that he was the most broke member of the Senate.

Something else we should discuss in terms of double-standards is the appearance of the thrice fired Keith Olbermann on This Week. He was seated right next to Donna Brazile who sat there and apparently didn't note the irony of his white male privilege in being taken seriously enough be given a spot on the show after all he has done badly and wrong.

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As you note, it is called hypocrisy and a double standard. We've also discussed here the fact that Biden's son was indicted and that he was the most broke member of the Senate.
Something else we should discuss in terms of double-standards is the appearance of the thrice fired Keith Olbermann on This Week. He was seated right next to Donna Brazile who sat there and apparently didn't note the irony of his white male privilege in being taken seriously enough be given a spot on the show after all he has done badly and wrong.

 

 

Put in the context of Biden's constant gaffes, the double standard is absolutely stunning.  As for Olbermann, he's another clown.  The only thing he's ever done is coin the term "roughing the Brady" for the NFL.  :)  

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Speaking of media bias: [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/23/media-favored-romney-over-obama-during-gop-primaries-study.html]Media favors Romney over Obama[/url].

 

Edit: What the hell is going on with urls? Anyway, sure, Biden is a clown (and Olberman is about the biggest ass that ever appeared on TV). But the last thing the media needs to do is spend more time focusing on "gaffes." And compared to Sarah Palin? How about the fact that the people who knew her best during the campaign, McCain's staffers, not only despised her and thought she was a terrible choice, but actually did not even vote for McCain because of her? There are gaffes, and then there's actual substantive evidence that someone is a bad politician.


Edited by BRussell - 4/24/12 at 11:15am
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Speaking of media bias: [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/23/media-favored-romney-over-obama-during-gop-primaries-study.html]Media favors Romney over Obama[/url].

I don't think you are comparing the same type of coverage there. One is of how a candidate is doing in a primary versus coverage of a sitting president and his policies.

Also the standard isn't how is Romney covered compare to just Obama but how is Obama covered compared to other sitting presidents when similar policy defeats, or other major events happen. I'd like to see how Obama and his gulf oil crisis were covered compared to say, Bush and Katrina. I have no doubt about the outcome. The same would be true of Bush and performance adding jobs, deficit spending and the price of gas. Coverage for Republicans is off the charts negative even when events are positive. (Bush jobs weren't real jobs but McJobs and everyone had three of them as we all recall.)
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Edit: What the hell is going on with urls? Anyway, sure, Biden is a clown (and Olberman is about the biggest ass that ever appeared on TV). But the last thing the media needs to do is spend more time focusing on "gaffes." And compared to Sarah Palin? How about the fact that the people who knew her best during the campaign, McCain's staffers, not only despised her and thought she was a terrible choice, but actually did not even vote for McCain because of her? There are gaffes, and then there's actual substantive evidence that someone is a bad politician.

First I've not read McCain staffers but have read about one staffer who needs to redeem himself and his employability after a losing election. It is clear people knew Palin more from the mockery presented about her than her actual words.

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post #6 of 21

It could be an apples to oranges comparison, but it's clear data that Romney has gotten far more positive coverage than Obama, and those are basically the leaders of the two parties right now. When conservatives talk about media bias, it's vague and unsubstantiated.

 

About the staffers, it wasn't one, Schmidt and Wallace were the top staffers for the campaign. And the one who didn't vote for McCain/Palin after working for them wasn't even 'he.' 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolle_Wallace


Edited by BRussell - 4/24/12 at 11:48am
post #7 of 21

When most people still believe that Sarah Palin actually said she could see Russia from her house - when it was actually Tina Fey who said it in a SNL skit - it's an indication that there is indeed media bias.

 

Heck, there are still people claiming that Palin said Africa is a country, when that has been exposed as a hoax - a complete fabrication. This misconception will never be corrected by the mainstream media.

 

TROLL PREVENTION DISCLAIMER: I'm not defending, endorsing, or praising Palin, I'm using her as an obvious example of media bias.

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post #8 of 21

I don't really get the Russia thing. What would be so terrible if she actually could see Alaska from her house? What she actually said was that you could see Russia from Alaska, which I guess is true, but so what? Who said that makes her stupid or wrong?

 

And about Africa - did you read your own link jazzguru? It does not say it was a complete fabrication. It says it did not challenge the substance of the claim. 

 

The fact is, the Republicans who knew her best - her staffers during the campaign - thought she was a moron who was out of her depth and should not become VP. One of them, a life-long Republican who worked for Bush and other Rs at the highest levels, could not even vote for McCain because she thought Palin was so terrible. 

 

If that's the case, how can it be media "bias" to be critical of Palin. It sounds to me like it's media truth, not bias.

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It's not media bias--it's taking the easy route and sensationalizing anything without regard to the facts.  But, as BRussell pointed out, the latest Pew study shows that if anything, there is a conservative bias.  That doesn't fit many folks' narrative so I'm sure they won't give a shit about the facts.

 

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Biden is the gift that keeps on giving.

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A "buttclown"? Name calling and cheap insults aside, Biden is more a threat than a mere fool.

 

Bear in mind that then Senator Biden had taken the oath of office for a US Senator: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God".

 

In February, 1995, he introduced a bill into Congress called the Omnibus Anti Terrorism Bill. This legislation was draconian, and the US Patriot Act of 2001 shares much of its more

extreme content, such as:

 

* It would authorize the Justice Department to pick and choose crimes to investigate and prosecute based on political beliefs and associations;

 

* repeal the ancient provision (Posse Comitatus) barring the U.S. military from civilian law enforcement;

* expand a pre-trial detention scheme that puts the burden of proof on the accused;

* loosen the carefully-crafted rules governing federal wiretaps, in violation of the Fourth Amendment;

* establish special courts that would use secret evidence to order the deportation of persons convicted of no crimes, in violation of basic principles of due process;

* permit permanent detention by the Attorney General of aliens convicted of no crimes, with no judicial review;

* give the President unreviewable power to criminalize fund-raising for lawful activities associated with unpopular causes;

* renege on the Administration’s approval in the last Congress of a provision to insure that the FBI would not investigate based on First Amendment activities; and

* resurrect the discredited ideological visa denial provisions of the McCarran Walter Act to bar foreign speakers.

and more.

In addition to being in violation of parts of the Consititution, that same document that Biden had sworn to uphold each time he claimed his seat in the Senate (and in 2009 as Vice President), this is the kind of package that is more characteristic of a totalitarian nation such as the old Soviet Union.

 

One might wonder why Joe Biden would make such time and effort to draft such extremist legislation, when terrorism in the United States was at the time such a rare event? From whom did he get encouragement to undertake this work? Furthermore, the chances of getting such draconian, Constitution-busting legislation through Congress, without any reason to justify it, seems peculiar at the very least.

When asked about this, Biden claimed that this pending legislation was in response to the Oklahoma City bombing. However, the bill was introduced into Congress on February 10, 1995, nearly two and a half months *prior* to the OKC bombing, which was on April 19, 2005. Biden lied.

This bill eventually never made it to the president's desk - for whatever reason. Perhaps it raised too many red flags amongst lawmakers? Perhaps it was deemed as being too extreme and paranoid, and as such OKC was not enough of a "shock and awe" event to galvanize the public into voluntarily giving up on their rights so easily?

 

"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
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It's not media bias--it's taking the easy route and sensationalizing anything without regard to the facts.  But, as BRussell pointed out, the latest Pew study shows that if anything, there is a conservative bias.  That doesn't fit many folks' narrative so I'm sure they won't give a shit about the facts.

 

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It could be an apples to oranges comparison, but it's clear data that Romney has gotten far more positive coverage than Obama, and those are basically the leaders of the two parties right now. When conservatives talk about media bias, it's vague and unsubstantiated.

 

About the staffers, it wasn't one, Schmidt and Wallace were the top staffers for the campaign. And the one who didn't vote for McCain/Palin after working for them wasn't even 'he.' 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolle_Wallace

 

So you've got one person who was well-known to despise Palin.  Case closed.  

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So you've got one person who was well-known to despise Palin.  Case closed.  

 

Not one person, two people. And they were the two people who worked most closely with her on the campaign. And they had both been fully committed, lifelong Republicans, whose job it was to make her succeed. At best, yeah, case closed; at the least, it's far away from "media bias."

 

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Not one person, two people. And they were the two people who worked most closely with her on the campaign. And they had both been fully committed, lifelong Republicans, whose job it was to make her succeed. At best, yeah, case closed; at the least, it's far away from "media bias."

 

 

Right...no media bias against Palin.  None at all.  

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This is a pattern with you.  You are presented facts and you just shrug them off.  What part of the Pew study about conservative media bias do you have a problem with?  (aside from that it doesn't fit with your narrative so you are just ignoring it)

 

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This is a pattern with you.  You are presented facts and you just shrug them off.  What part of the Pew study about conservative media bias do you have a problem with?  (aside from that it doesn't fit with your narrative so you are just ignoring it)

 

If your contention is that there is actually a conservative overall media bias, then it's enough that I simply stop and laugh at you.  It's an absurd, indefensible notion.  

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What do you dispute about the Pew study?  

 

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What do you dispute about the Pew study?  

 

The problem I have with it is that it doesn't evaluate bias per se. It attempts to evaluate a "negative tone," which is highly subjective.  It's also far too narrow to evaluate the news media overall.  It doesn't account for choice of stories, or questions asked/not asked of certain candidates, or the political affiliations of news reporters/anchors, etc.   So it's not the findings I dispute, but what they mean.  You're actually trying to prove with that study that there is a "conservative media bias."   Come on. 

 

 

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Back on topic;  

 

Biden tells audience "The President has a big stick."

 

 

lol.giflol.giflol.giflol.giflol.gif   Oh REEEEARRRYYY?  

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Can he see it from his porch?

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Can he see it from his porch?

 

Well, we've all wondered how he can simultaneously **** everyone of us.  Guess we know now.  

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