‘You should be ashamed’: The left eats its own when journos dare to criticize Biden’s latest blunder


Several in the mainstream media got a taste of what reporting will look like in a potential Biden administration after dunking on a verbal challenge for the former vice president.

Reporters from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, ABC News, and more, quickly faced backlash this week after they dared to mock Democrat Joe Biden when he butchered the name of his Health and Human Services Secretary nominee, Xavier Becerra.

Becerra, California’s attorney general, and a former Democratic congressman was named as Biden’s pick during a press conference on Tuesday as other members of a potential incoming health team were named. But Biden not only tripped over Becerra’s last name, but he also seemed to create a new government agency for him to lead as well.

“For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria,” Biden said, reading from a teleprompter.

The blunder ignited an immediate reaction on social media where many mocked the gaffe-prone Democrat. Many journalists joined the pile-on.

“Biden botches the pronunciation of ‘Becerra’ as he introduces his pick to lead HHS,” Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim tweeted.

“Biden rather incorrectly pronounces ‘Becerra’ as he introduces his new HHS pick,” Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire wrote on Twitter.

“Biden mispronounces the last name of his HHS nominee, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra,” ABC News political reporter Johnny Verhovek wrote, adding: “He then quickly corrected himself.”

The Daily Beast‘s Sam Stein also weighed in, tweeting: “Oooof. Biden says Xavier BACK-A-Ria. Before correcting himself.”

While there were plenty of other similar comments, these four were especially ratioed on Twitter where they quickly learned what Biden critics will be facing in his administration.

The likes and retweets for their posts paled in comparison to the thousands of comments the tweets generated, with Biden supporters, and many media colleagues, slamming their criticism. Of course, it was also another great opportunity for the left to attack President Trump as well.

“Trump continues to assault or Democracy, God knows how many people Rudy gave #COVID19 too but heaven forbid Biden miss pronounces a word,” anti-Trump activist Dave Weissman tweeted to Kim, referring to the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his recent coronavirus diagnosis.

“This is pathetic, Jon,” photographer John de Guzmán told Lemire.

Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also joined in.

 

Frieda Powers

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