Three years ago, Donald Trump had a nice turn of phrase when explaining why he would reject the Paris climate accord and instead defend U.S. industry. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” the president said.
It was an alliterative synecdoche — a literary device in a speech. Predictably, though, every major liberal media outlet had to “fact-check” Trump’s words.
Vox was tickled that “Trump decided to invoke the name of a city that voted overwhelmingly for Clinton.” The New York Times blasted Trump’s “rusty metaphor,” pointing out “75 percent of voters in Pittsburgh voted for Hillary Clinton.” The Washington Post carried at least three “ACTUALLY Pittsburgh isn’t with Trump pieces,” plus an item in a fact check.
So how did the media react this week when Joe Biden used his own synecdoche-dichotomy?
The New York Times mentions the quip prominently in two stories, but no fact check. CNN credulously carries the line. The Washington Post doesn’t fact-check it.
What is there to fact-check, you ask?
Well, you could start where my brother John Carney at Breitbart started and see who Park Avenue is actually supporting. By an 8-to-1 margin, Park Avenue is behind Biden.
“Biden’s campaign has raised over $1 million from donors living on Park Avenue, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings,” my brother writes. “That is more than eight times the $127,000 raised by the Trump campaign from the same area.”
And Biden has raised far more from Park Avenue than he has from Scranton. And Trump? He’s raised more from Scranton than from Park Avenue.
Yet while dozens of mainstream reporters marveled over the Biden line, none thought to check his facts and download some FEC data. It takes alternative and conservative media to check Biden.
This isn’t surprising. Barack Obama was able to get away with all sorts of falsehoods and misleading statements when he was the nominee and when he was in office. Biden will enjoy the same.
Off topic but i see were Minneapolis is naming a Street for George Floyd.Yes the Liberal Stupidity has no end
Joe went so far as to imply that Park Ave residents were holding all the stocks and therefore would vote for Trump over Scranton residents who “don’t own stocks” and would therefore vote for himself.
But the truth is that, of those in the middle class as well as blue collar workers, about 55% of them own stocks!
So, poor Joe is being fed lies and regurgitates them as they scroll down his teleprompter.
now they have a blocked off area similar to seattle. time to turn off the water and power to these blocks and see how long it last.
paedophile joey is clueless on who owns stock in the country. Nan G you are absolutely right on the stock holders.
The “fact checkers” say they don’t fact check Biden because Trump is the liar. Well, maybe if they would fact check Biden, they’d find out differently; BIDEN is the liar.
Well, OK… they know that already. They just appreciate the lies.
Uh..did he mean 5th Avenue? Sounds like he’s never been to NYC…