Biden's 'back in chains' bite
Did the media miss the meaning?
- Duration 7:25
- Date Aug 18, 2012
Did the media miss the meaning?
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What President Obama trying to do with his Medicare plan.
He's trying to count a dollar twice he's trying to suggest of these Medicare cuts can help Medicare it doesn't because he's taking those dollars from Medicare to spend -- Obama -- Romney wants to let that he said the first hundred days he's good the big banks once again -- their -- rules.
-- wouldn't change.
-- They're gonna put you all back in shaves.
Two man running for vice president of the United States two very different types of media coverage so Jim let's start with -- what Joseph Biden said there what was the media reaction.
They were sort of amused and settles mistaken didn't make.
Fuss about it by contrast -- -- you go back to 1988 with Dan Quayle a few comments he made turn him into a permanent.
Idiot as far as and he -- and the back to 1968 another Republican presidential nominee Spiro -- the same thing.
Biden is getting obviously.
So I have the have the mainstream media become apologists for Joseph might.
Now why I don't think so I think we've just gotten so used to -- -- -- mechanisms that people don't react the way they once did and by the way when the president of the United States.
Has to walk away or distance himself from his own vice president.
As Obama was forced to do this week I think.
Enough is said they the point has been made it was a mistake shouldn't -- happened but.
You know as Jim pointed out when Dan Quayle misspelled potato on a chalkboard and on -- -- school classroom it was front page news when Biden makes a comment like that.
What -- there is -- glaring.
Double standard there's no question about it and and this -- on actually the last time around between him and Sarah Helen Joseph Biden has been doing this stuff since day one and it's been ignored -- -- Carl Cannon.
After election -- a great article about this going through all the things that Biden had said.
And just showing that there was there was an incredible double standard and he's in he's at a nonpartisan.
Journalist he wasn't somebody who was doing it as a Republican.
I I just think that idea that we just tolerate this because it's just show it's not okay you know he shouldn't be he should be held to the same standard as everybody else.
There are reports that.
His team was trying to edit trying to sort of sanitize.
The press pool reports coming -- but Virginia campaign.
Appearance that is just not done that nobody seems to be screaming about it because I've done unless of course your part of the NBC organization where they -- -- sound -- all the time -- Here's what the Romney campaign should do you know they're having trouble -- -- one other bands that they were using as a campaign theme song.
There objected so they pulled it so Romney should start opening up of the old Ray Charles song unchained my high degrading.
But look at her as a double standard we go back to George H.
Bush in the famous grocery store -- incident.
Republicans are stupid Republicans are idiots because we don't like their policies and that's always the way the media.
We'll try there were portray a Republican we'll talk about that Rudy Giuliani the former Republican candidate for president and and New York City mayor question -- Biden's mental acuity.
It means is anybody asked.
That question yeah I'm not as concerned about that a slam about the fact that I just think that he.
First of -- I think he is overrated.
I would never go as far as to say you know question his mental acuity but I -- -- he is overrated he's been presented as this sort of foreign policy genius just because he's been in the senate since he was thirty.
I I think.
The reason part of the reason the Biden -- such a past as one of the problems in Washington is that he has been shmoozing with these reporters and editors for the last thirty years.
He has -- the you know everyone let's go to his parties and and I think that people cut slack because of and.
You in the audience didn't see it but every single head at this table was nodding in agreement when -- and made that remark that -- And all it takes to schmooze the perhaps it absolutely the worst thing you can do is ignore the media because if you ignore us we create our own arrogant -- we.
Call you to task on thing with -- excuse me.
But having nobody -- -- -- -- George H.
Bush I was there for that Adam alt and they personally liked him.
-- stories that as as calorie businesses suggesting that he can't tell what a mountain biked by contrast Obama hasn't at a press conference in months.
And the press ever -- about it but that's as far as they get irked because they certainly don't let it changed their their overall tone witches you know but -- -- -- -- -- He's been in Washington since he was thirty years I don't think you're a Democrat and left a long press -- are okay I'll look at areas passing it on -- on a and he ends and because he's -- people just -- -- he's been harassing must know what's going on and it's not question.
-- and I think that that that's a big problem let's turn our attention to the other guy running for vice president Mitt Romney.
Has taken a lot of heat from the press.
You know the wimp factor cover and things like that has any of that changed with the selection Paul -- I think it's beginning to change I mean you did you see a far more aggressive now before the media and interviews.
Of Mitt Romney -- you saw before Paul Ryan.
Join the ticket so yes but you also see the labeling the labeling as always they are Republicans are you here.
You hear things about.
Controversy old Paul Ryan -- budget plan.
And divisive and we're getting back into the killing off a little lady sings in the -- -- of the democratic commercial with the wheelchair in the grand eagle on over the cliff but one interesting uphold the Rasmussen poll found this week.
That by a margin of five to one the American Media are in Obama's pocket according to those surveyed.
I don't know -- everything you need to know.
I didn't see it but Chris Matthews is quoted as saying of Ryan quote this guy could be worse than Quayle more trouble than Tom Eagleton.
Is Chris Matthews -- stare.
Well here -- hostile us for -- I mean look that the list of reporters you know.
George Stephanopoulos -- equally Andrea Mitchell and -- I -- goes on and on forever but it all began -- the Miami Herald within hours.
Brian being selected the headline was Ryan could be a drag on Romney in Florida.
That's all you need to know about how the mainstream media thinks we can put new new stories out there and and be -- get away with.
And then there's this guy tour today he likes to go by 11 -- -- never -- on not MSNBC he's the expert on race there apparently and co host of the cycle he accuses Mitt Romney of race baiting.
Using a word you may have heard of top of the show we're not -- repeated here but.
How does -- get away with that.
I don't now.
It and and it thing that always bothers me about these things has been his in his examples of how.
Mitt Romney is allegedly this terribly racist person who is trying to.
Which I'm not gonna use the word but.
Portray black people in a certain way.
Are kind of standard.
Campaign attacks there's nothing in them that does not happen in every campaign and yet suddenly when Mitt Romney's doing it.
To an African American it's it's racist.
Well there's a redefinition of the word of course an African American cannot be a racist because they are always cast by the media and liberal politicians as victims so they can say whatever they want.
On the other hand and an African American president can divide racially in this country is I believe this one has done.
Quite effectively and -- he gets a free pass from the media right next on the.