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For months, Joe Biden has been savaged for his refusal to stand in front of journalists and answer the questions those journalists bring him.
Contrasted against the daily ‘sprays’ Donald Trump, the leading GOP candidate to challenge him, had with journos on the way to Marine One, Biden is practically kept in a soundproof box.
The sound-stage mockup of the White House he and Kamala got caught using for public appearances isn’t helping the credibility any.
Now that he’s announced a second run for office, it was finally time to face the press and the questions they had for him.
There are all kinds of important questions that have been piling up since the last time Biden deigned to spend time answering to the 4th Estate.
On Wednesday, he finally showed up an answered questions. As previously, the cue cards he leans upon so heavily came with him. The real story is what was on the cue cards this time.
Not only did they name the journalists he was to call on (complete with a photo and pronunciation guide) but Biden’s cue cards also included the question they would ask him at the podium.
Fox News’ @JacquiHeinrich: “A photographer in the White House Press Corp got a picture of the President’s placard today – in his hand, the name, outlet and question from the LA Times reporter. Biden certainly got a heads-up on the topic!” pic.twitter.com/hf3FQdjLUF
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) April 27, 2023
Here is video of the question as it’s being asked.
Joe Biden gets caught RED-HANDED using a CHEAT SHEET of reporters INCLUDING the very questions that they're going to ask…
…and the reporters go along with it! pic.twitter.com/bWT5ae1Qow
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 26, 2023
CNN locked shields around him with an oh-so-predictable variant of the ‘Republicans Pounce’ story (in this case ‘seize’) where attention is shifted from the incident to how the Republican response to that incident is somehow overblown or inappropriate.
CNN: Republicans "seizing" on reporters asking Biden scripted questions pic.twitter.com/BlylBM5A3p
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 27, 2023
The cue cards aren’t the only thing they noticed…
Biden and his handlers knew ahead of time the questions, the order to call on the reporters, their name, who they worked for, and what the reporters looked like. Joe also had an earpiece in for his handlers to coach Joe on the answer. Just like the debate. pic.twitter.com/SAm3RQfVMv
— Anthem (@plantoprosper19) April 26, 2023
In fact, Vivek went so far as to dare him to use it in the debate. He got a little snarky, even.
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