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Why Is the Media Suddenly Criticizing Joe Biden?

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AMAC Exclusive – by Pat Conroy

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Things just keep getting worse for Joe Biden. According to new polling released by Gallup, Biden’s job approval rating has fallen a whopping six points to 43%, the lowest of his fledgling presidency. “For the first time, a majority, 53%, now disapproves of Biden’s performance,” Gallup reports. But even worse for Biden is that, as the public has turned on him, so too has the usual last line of defense for Democrats – the media. In recent weeks, normally loyal media voices have suddenly gone rogue, daring to criticize and hold the Biden administration accountable for their failures.

One of the most shocking examples came from former Democrat campaign staffer and current host of MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd. During a media appearance last week, Todd skewered Biden’s “credibility crisis” when previewing his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. “He’s got a lot of work to do. The UN speech, look, he’s got some credibility issues on the world stage. [He has] to make sure that people still view America as a, not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world right now,” Todd said.

Those comments from a usually loyal media ally took direct aim at one of Biden’s central campaign platitudes that America would be “back” and beloved again by the international community if he was elected. However, following the abysmal Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 American service members dead, failed drone strikes that killed innocent children instead of terrorists, and France recalling its ambassador to the U.S. for the first time in history, even the left-wing media can’t deny that America is in a far weaker global position than when President Trump left office.

The reviews of Biden’s U.N. speech from his favorite liberal outlets were equally harsh. The New York Times pointed out how Biden likes to bizarrely pretend the calamity unfolding recently is disconnected from his direct actions. “He [Biden] made only scant mention of the global discord his own actions have stirred, including the chaotic American retreat from Afghanistan as the Taliban retook control 20 years after they were routed,” the New York Times recounted.

The hyper-liberal magazine Slate also took Biden to task over his hollow speech which was filled with cognitive dissonance: “Still, Biden couldn’t drown out the hubbub over America’s actions—Biden’s actions—of the past several weeks. It wasn’t the actions themselves that caused rancor… rather, it was that Biden announced the moves without first consulting the allies, whose central importance he was now lauding before most of the world’s heads of state.” It appears no amount of apocalyptic climate change rhetoric or other progressive gobbledygook that filled the rest of Biden’s speech could distract from his clear record of failure, something even the corporate media could not cover up.

One topic unsurprisingly left out of Biden’s UN speech was the raging crisis at the southern border, which the media has also zeroed in on recently. MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle questioned Vice President Kamala Harris Monday for her absence during the ongoing crisis on the southern border despite being appointed the administration’s ‘border czar.’ “How about the message from our Vice President?” Ruhle asked. “Where is she? She was supposed to be in charge of all of these migration issues.” That question has been posed for months by Republican lawmakers and it has remained unanswered.

It is both striking and significant that members of what Trump dubbed ‘MSDNC’ (MSNBC) are turning on the Biden-Harris administration. In a complete 180 to the hysterical outrage over the Trump administration’s strong approach to border security, MSNBC commentators like Chuck Todd are now admitting the current administration’s immigration policies are a “magnet” for illegal migration.

Even Democrat politicians are admitting his policies are an abject failure. Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 presidential candidate, did not mince words in her criticism of the ongoing Biden border crisis: “The Biden/Harris open-door policy has been a disaster. It needs to end now,” Gabbard tweeted. “The main beneficiaries of open borders are the gangs, cartels, and human traffickers. The Trump policy of having people wait on the other side of the border worked and needs to be reinstated.”

But before lauding the media for finally displaying a semblance of integrity, keep in mind one major factor – the calendar. We are only through eight months of the Joe Biden’s presidency, which means there’s still more than 13 months before the midterms. The media’s deranged coverage of President Trump the last four years, consistently unfair treatment of past Republican presidents and lawmakers, and shameless willingness to cover for any Democrat mistakes and shortcomings should not be forgotten merely because of a few weeks of semi-honest coverage of President Biden. It seems highly unlikely that the mainstream media plans to permanently abandon Biden now.

For all their deficiencies, the media understands how to effectively manipulate enough people to have a significant impact on political outcomes. One possible explanation for the media’s coverage of Biden could be that they are planting the seeds of a comeback story that may reflect well on Democrats heading into the midterms. After knocking Biden down for a few months, the media may then artificially prop him up in the months leading up to the midterm elections, creating a false “comeback” narrative that energizes the Democratic base in 2022.

It’s also possible that the mainstream media, whose first interest is always self-preservation, simply recognizes that Biden’s failures were too big and too obvious to cover up any longer without completely exposing their own dishonesty and thus losing the confidence of the few viewers they have left. If this is the case, it’s likely that they plan to weather the storm and resume favorable coverage of Biden once it seems politically expedient to do so.

Regardless, Biden still remains in treacherous political waters, and if Democrats hope to have any chance of retaining their majority in 2022 – and not making Biden an effective lame duck president two years into his four year term – they are going to need their allies in the media to fall back in line and faithfully push their agenda once again.

Pat Conroy is Washington, D.C.-based political strategist.

 

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Garfunk Tettleton
Garfunk Tettleton
2 years ago

Sara — stop spamming this site.

James
James
2 years ago

The ultimate goal of the leftist democrats is to have a black female president regardless of her background. They have succeeded in silencing the Republican voice on social media so it’s a clear path to victory for them.

Kathy
Kathy
2 years ago

I can see no redeeming grace in Biden or his administration. He is an embarrassment to all citizens. He cannot be trusted to speak on his own. And, Congress is doing nothing,so far, to curb massive spending America cannot afford. Everyone needs to get back to work to make this country strong.

John S.
John S.
2 years ago

If the LAMESTREAM COMMUNIST MEDIA is attacking Biden, then maybe we should defend him. What is he doing that is scaring the commies so much? Very interesting.

Mark L
Mark L
2 years ago

Although Gabbard is correct why does she not mention the 13 people who died from a direct result of Biden’s ignorant doing of nothing but withdrawing Troops!
The DemocRATS as a whole has screwed up OUR Country in 4 months now it’s getting even worse as those people that are incompetent to noticing how poorly Biden’s goons are doing!
I give a F- minus!

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

The lame stream media is now criticizing Sleepy Joe because it is politically convenient to do so at the moment…Next week or sooner they will go right back to defending his anti-American behavior the moment the political winds shift away from him… Meanwhile the guy has done one hell of a job messing up this nation whilst his handlers get antsy the moment he speaks like the buffoon he is…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Garfunk Tettleton
Garfunk Tettleton
2 years ago

Anytime one observes the media turning on a Democratic president stop getting high, you can be sure it it will be over in the blink of an eye. So it will be with Biden. The media have been covering for Biden since he was Barack Obama’s running, looking the other way on the Burisma corruption, the fondlings, and the Hunter Laptop.

Becca
Becca
2 years ago

Could this be a step toward anointing Kamala as President, and Piglosi as Vp….God help us

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
2 years ago

The mainstream media has lost all credibility. I would trust Pravda over CNN.

Jerome from Layton
Jerome from Layton
2 years ago

Just “reading the tea leaves” which, in the media, are phone calls and letters to the Editor. There are a lot of specific, not feelings, reasons to be unhappy with the current administration. Thus, it is way past time to “cut the cord” and let the albatross hit the deck.

Barb304
Barb304
2 years ago

It would seem the media has finally figured out Biden is not capable of being our president.

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

The only two things that can fall faster than Joe Biden’s popularity, are a Rock, and Speaker,
Pelosi’s Face. How does a President, Harris / V.P. Pelosi Sounds YUK, YUK, YUK,

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

Could he be on life support?

John Bonds
John Bonds
2 years ago

Our main stream media is about as honest and trustworthy as Bill Clinton’s wedding vows. I suspect they are paving the way for a smoother transition to a worse POTUS, K. Harris.

chuckatwo
chuckatwo
2 years ago

Well, when you push a phony narrative and steal an election with lying, cheating, criminal fraudulent behavior…well, what would you expect in return. You get what you ask for; in this case pure evil and corrupt “leadership”. It’s time to come out with the truth. Stop lying and covering for this guy and his cronies. I’m trying to say it nicely but what I feel is anything but good. The way the media has been and continues to refuse to tell the truth and participate in destroying our beautiful country is completely beyond belief for intelligent people. For all who continue to push this agenda on our country, there will soon be a day of reckoning.

Myrna
Myrna
2 years ago

How will media prop up a man who seeks such huge spending and debt and claims it will cost nothing? This has to be through magic.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

We had 4 years with Pres Trump now its His turn BUT said Media wanted Him in power
Reap what U sow
Hes YOUR Man media

Gary Stolp
Gary Stolp
2 years ago

Think 43% is what he may have started with. It’s got to be around 30% by now. Have to wonder who’s being polled and whether they’re 99% Dumbocrat Marxists.

Mike S
Mike S
2 years ago

Who gives a damn about the political future of the Democratic Party and the incompetent fool in the White House. It’s the future of the country that I’m concerned about. The DP knowingly nominated an incompetent dementia patient to the highest office in the land, and also put him in the White House with a fraudulent election. They are DEAD to me. If that party were to disappear from existence after the next election it wouldn’t be soon enough for me. I have zero respect for that party or for anyone that sanctions their actions. They DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY, THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THEIR POLITICAL FUTURE. Biden, he can jump off a cliff as far as I’m concerned. Him and his son both.

FedUp
FedUp
2 years ago

I have always believed Joe was to senile to hold office and that he would last, at best, one year before being removed from office. So why is the media turning on him? Simple, it’s been 8 months and its time to start laying the foundation for Joe’s removal from office and the ascension of Kamala. God help us.

Steven Tapper
Steven Tapper
2 years ago

The mainstream liberal media is also on life support. They have lost every shred of credibility so this opportune moment to confirm the obvious will have no lasting effect on anyone with an IQ above 30. They cannot salvage this disaster. When the American people see their borders overrun and invaded with uneducated, unhealthy, criminals, and drains on our social programs, they know who allowed this to happen. When we went from being energy independent with affordable gas and oil and now are energy depend again with constantly rising energy prices, we know who allowed this to happen. When we see our country and economy shut down over a man made pandemic and are seeing our rights stripped away to benefit big Pharma and a few stakeholders, we know who is responsible for for this. And there is nothing to media can do to change these facts.

GKP
GKP
2 years ago

The media is making fun of Dementia Joe because they realize he is an absolute moron whacko//Its time to get as far away from this idiot so they are not connected for next years political races in the House and Senate//Just think buddies to strangers in just 8 months==sounds like a marriage to me//

grrlrocks
grrlrocks
2 years ago

Perhaps, just perhaps, the LSM now APPEARS to be turning on Xiden b/c they want those not on their side of the fence to let their guards down, start trusting them so they let slip some info &/or infiltrate them so that the LSM (and their REAL backers) can gather info to use against them… Standard tactic of radicals.

Drue
Drue
2 years ago

The Lamestream media has finally figured out that 2 plus 2 does not equal 3 but actually equals 4. They have lost almost all credibility with the American public and are desperately trying to save themselves. They know Joe Biden is not going to be in the White House next term and things are going to be vastly different in 2022. Like (Democ)rats on a sinking ship.

par
par
2 years ago

They are finding out what we knew last November.

Kelli
Kelli
2 years ago

Because even that are realizing what a lying, spineless coward he really is!!

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Because they know joebama and the democrats are failing miserably and the media hopes to save face a little , their bias is being exposed.
The media ,like the democrats are self serving,dishonest and greedy.

judith
judith
2 years ago

He’s been on the wrong side of policy for 47 years- What were folks expecting?

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

THERE IS AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE. NEVER, EVER, TRUST A liberal

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

Why is everybody even commenting or surprised at all this crap? THIS is what happens when an election is hi-jacked. THIS is what happens when the speaker of what used to be The People’s House drives herself criminally insane because of abject hatred for everything she disagrees with. (Good on ya, Donald Trump – you’re still living in her head rent free). And, THIS is what happens when NO ONE in our representative republic respects tax payers.

H L Howell
H L Howell
2 years ago

go to Parler, they will allow you to rant.

H L Howell
H L Howell
2 years ago

if you really want to stop the media, suffer a little and get a list of what the media is supported by and BOYCOTT those places do not watch their channels on tv do not read their magazines, don’t buy any book by their employees. in shout cut their throats financially.starve the worms. no money no channel xyz period.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 years ago

Come on folks. Biden has 3 more years to screw things up. Theres so much,it’s doubtful he will get it all done. HE’s messed up good so far, give him a hand. Maby he will put a stop to all the hurried kanes we have. ,Kyle L.

John Brinkley
John Brinkley
2 years ago

It is about time that people BEGIN to see the TOYAL INCOMPETENCE of this entire administration and it’s the best the dems could come up with!

ITV C
ITV C
2 years ago

Must Have got some intelligent people in the media all of a sudden.

Charlie
Charlie
2 years ago

“One possible explanation for the media’s coverage of Biden could be that they are planting the seeds of a comeback story that may reflect well on Democrats heading into the midterms. After knocking Biden down for a few months, the media may then artificially prop him up in the months leading up to the midterm elections, creating a false “comeback” narrative that energizes the Democratic base in 2022.” This is EXACTLY what the communist propaganda media is doing…WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

Lynn
Lynn
2 years ago

Criticizing the crooked, Socialist-Communist media is a good short term strategy for them. Like the article said, then back to the same old same old. The Dem-Social-Communists are more aggressive and clever than our side. We need take some moves from their playbook and turn the tables on them instead of rolling over like frightened kids being bullied in a NYC schoolyard. They ain’t gonna like us no matter what so stop playing footsie with them.
BTW, where I Iive on Staten Island, NYC, the only usually reliable Republican area in NYC except for 2 neighborhoods in Brooklyn, is undergoing a reapportionment gerrymander due to the census losses in NY. They want to split up the borough so we can’t elect a Republican to the House of Reps.!!

Paul W
Paul W
2 years ago

“Why Is the Media Suddenly Criticizing Joe Biden?” Simple…they want him gone. he’s a complete embarrassment and is sullying the dim product (as if it isn’t disgraceful enough.). He has zero chance of reelection…not that he was elected this time. The media controls culture and politics is downstream of culture. The media controls the dims far more than the other way around. Of course, ultimately, the globalist “elites”, including the ccp, control the media and they want this moron to go away…to the old, unelected presidents home.

teresa
teresa
2 years ago

ha they are just trying to act like they are annoyed! the truth is any one with common sense can’t help but notice biden is a putz

Raes
Raes
2 years ago

It wants to last long…they are bought and paid for with all the other corrupt government officials…it saddens me…I can even get the truth from local news anymore…if I want the truth…it has to be downloaded and paid for…but it’s with it…we must keep the faith…

Rambo67
Rambo67
2 years ago

Fake news is trying to cover their a_ _ . They need viewers. I guess they feel they need to start bad mouthing Biden to appease those Democrats who agree with the rest of the nation. Too late, too start now. You will never convince people to watch your news programs again. You have spewed nothing but lies since President Trump became President. You doubled down on the COVID-19 BS without any investigation at all. In fact, you have not investigated any story you have reported on. Why any American would believe you is beyond me!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Why is the Media suddenly critical in their reporting on Joe Hidin’ Biden?? The news media has begun to sense that Biden has NOT floating their boat … he is tending to repeat the fate of the Titanic. And the news media needs to jump ship … and they know it.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Seems I recall a quote from a popular DemocRat from a long past era (Will Rogers). Something like “All I know is what I read in the Papers!” I think the public is overwhelmingly beginning to realize that old saw just doesn’t cut it in these times because the Media has become primarily a propaganda tool for the DemonRats.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Because they know how stupid Joe Biden makes everyone look and they do not want people to think they are as stupid as our president. But the media is foolish and embarrassing to listen to. They are as bad as Biden. OR worse………….if possible.

skpetic
skpetic
2 years ago

The media know there is no coming back for Biden. They knew he was demented when his campaign started and know his dementia is progressing. They are trying to put distance between themselves and Biden, the disaster they had a major hand in creating. They are doing the same thing with CNN and Fredo Cuomo. It won’t work.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
2 years ago

Nah, they have the machines

Ronnie Rone
Ronnie Rone
2 years ago

You know I have been on here before. Please excuse me but I’m mad as hell. I sit here writing this and it disturbs me to no end what is happening to our country. If you are as upset about it as I am don’t you had a voice after all it’s we the people that should have a say so don’t you think? If you think so you need to look up convention of states and get involved. I have and I feel at least I am working to make a difference. Our framers of our constitution were a bunch of brilliant minds and if you read article V you will see why. They predicted this very thing would happen and how to prevent it. How to restore our county back so our children grandchildren and on and on could have a free society and be a light on a hill. Please check it out and be part of that light instead of a complainer and do nothing. The choice is yours. May God bless you and yours.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

Stupidity recognizing stupidity?

Tom L
Tom L
2 years ago

You missed a third possible reason for the media slamming Biden – maybe they are laying the groundwork for his incompetency hearings so that Harris can step in and save the day, leading up to the mid-terms. Many never thought Biden would stay in office for long and there were ulterior motives at play.

Chuck L
Chuck L
2 years ago

As the original question askd “why ios the media attacking Joe Biden now?”

This ios the softening up barrage getting us ready for Pres Harris–by the New Year…

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