Set aside Joe Biden’s weirdly aggressive response to the Detroit auto plant worker who challenged him on gun control policy at a campaign stop yesterday—Biden tells the guy, “you’re full of sh-t,” calls him a “horse’s ass,” and later threatens to slap him in the face—and consider instead how the blue-check media exulted in it.
Instead of noting how Biden distorted his record, or that he was factually wrong on almost every particular about guns, pundits and reporters focused on the optics, on how great it was that Biden stood up to a random voter who dared to question him.
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein spun the exchange as Biden pushing back, and speculated that Biden supporters are “into it.” Jonathan Martin of The New York Times euphemized the exchange as an “earthy Biden encounter” that probably won’t hurt him with voters, which it probably won’t, at least not with Democratic primary voters.
But take a look at this exchange and then tell me the big takeaway here is what good job Biden did dealing with a tough question about gun control.
Somehow, the media thought Biden did great. No one exemplified this fawning reaction better than The Atlantic’s David Frum, who thought it was “amazing that anybody thinks this video makes Biden look anything other than terrific. He shushes the aide who wants to lead him away—and then engages a hostile critic face to face, fact to fact. Impressive.”
One wonders what “facts” Frum thought he heard from Biden, who told the Detroit man the government “would take your AR-14s” (no such gun exists), and that AR-15s are “machine guns” (nope) that are “illegal” (they aren’t). After this string of false statements, Biden then blurts out, without context, “Do you need 100 rounds? Do you need 100 rounds?!”
By contrast, the auto plant worker’s remark that triggered the exchange was a straightforward statement of fact: “You are actively trying to diminish our Second Amendment rights and take away our guns.” Any plain reading of Biden’s proposed gun control policies—like banning AR-15s, the most popular gun in America—is consistent with that statement.
What’s more, the man accurately references comments Biden made at rally on March 2 while accepting the endorsement of Beto O’Rourke. Biden said, “I’m going to guarantee this is not the last you’ve seen of this guy,” referring to O’Rourke. “You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”
How else can one interpret that except as an endorsement of gun confiscation? After all, it was O’Rourke who in a September debate boasted, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
Biden is a typical Liberal Democrat all mouth and no mind on other notes the notorious Harvey Weinstein got 23 years in Prison bad news for all the Democrats he threw Moolah at
The gun issue is bad but more disturbing for me was when the guy said this aint right you work for me” and Biden said he did not.
Its a job you are applying for Sniffy, yes you would have some 300 million bosses, minus the 150 million killed by guns, another doosie.
Well you are correct Joe, you dont work for me. You havent worked for anyone in your entire useless career.
So, Biden with his entire entourage around him “stands up to” Joe Lunchbox who asks him to explain his own words and he’s a hero, but Trump calling out the entire media for there left wing bias is a “bully”. Yeah, I guess if my brain was a raisin, that would make sense.
Joe says no one needs an “AR-14”. Well, no one needs $126 million, but that’s how much Hunter made off Joe’s government positions. That is the Democrat goal for Americans; you only deserve what you NEED. Well, except for the ruling elite. THEY deserve to be exorbitantly wealthy… off the taxpayer.