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President Joe Biden disrespected CNN’s chief White House corespondent Wednesday, and in response, leftists, including “journalists,” rushed to attack the correspondent and defend the president.
During a press conference following Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, simply asked him why he’s “so confident” that the Russian president “will change his behavior” for the better. This triggered Biden into snapping in Trumpian fashion.
“I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior. What the hell … what do you do all the time?! When did I say I was confident?! I said, I said, what I said was … let’s get it straight!” he hollered as he waved his finger in Collins’ face.
“I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and that diminishes their standing in the world. I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating a fact,” he added.
This prompted Collins to note how, during their meeting, the Russian president had “denied any involvement in cyberattacks,” had “downplayed human rights abuses” and “refused to say” the name of persecuted Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.
“So how does that account to a constructive meeting as President?” she then asked.
“If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business,” Biden replied.
In fairness to the president, he did eventually issue an apology.
However, at one point he also lectured the press because they “never ask a positive question.”
“You never ask a positive question,” Biden gripes to press corps on tarmac in Geneva pic.twitter.com/r71T7LrjVA
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 16, 2021
Former President Donald Trump routinely snapped at and lectured reporters, including Collins, and each time he did, the entire left pounced on him. Yet in this case, many of them aimed their ire at Collins and rushed to Biden’s defense.
It would’ve served Biden better to not lose his temper with Kaitlan Collins. But the problem with her question is she put words in Biden’s mouth that he didn’t say. Biden never expressed confidence that Putin would change his behavior.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 16, 2021
(Or maybe, more accurately, when she quoted him as saying a thing he didn’t say) https://t.co/dSfrFNKLBk
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) June 16, 2021
Here’s the problem with the media. Kaitlan Collins was really good at nailing Trump. But there’s nothing to “nail” Biden for – at least nothing that would generate ratings – so she’s playing gotcha games instead. The media can’t get honest ratings out of an honest politician.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 16, 2021
There are times I admire your work. Then there are times you really suck. This is one of the latter.
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) June 16, 2021
You are becoming worst and worst EVERY SINGLE DAY!! You keep on doing these things and you think that it makes you look like a tough reporter. IT DOES NOT. It makes you look ignorant and you have been for the past months. Get back on earth and off you high horses. pic.twitter.com/IWYyJLbDai
— Conchita Leeflang (@conchitaleef) June 16, 2021
They also attacked her colleague, Manu Raju, for accurately reporting that Biden had displayed “anger” at the presser when questioned by Collins.
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) June 16, 2021
That’s a gross mischaracterization. You should delete this, retract and apologize.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 16, 2021
Fact check: false.
That wasn’t anger. He responded appropriately to a ridiculously dishonest question.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 16, 2021
this is frustration, not anger.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 16, 2021
The left, particularly in media, spent four years misportraying Trump’s statements and putting words in his mouth, but none of the tweeters above ever complained.
The following screenshots depicting left-wing propagandist Aaron Rupar’s stunningly different reactions to Trump and Biden behaving in the exact same manner appears to demonstrate this dichotomy perfectly:
It’s so perfect I can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/IfmuwDssw2
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 16, 2021
One leftist did speak out against Biden — and that leftist, amazingly enough, was far-left comedian Stephen Colbert.
Later that evening on CBS’s “The Late Show,” the left-wing comedian mocked the president’s “strong ‘Grandpa’s had it with your lip’ energy.”
In response, the left attacked him next, accusing him of being “ageist” and demanding that he stop making jokes about the president.
Come on, @StephenAtHome you know better. The “question” included false information and was a typical “gotcha” Q. Biden had just spent hours cutting Putin down to size and this lightweight reporter tries a dig.
— B.G. Pelaire (@bgpelaire) June 17, 2021
@StephenAtHome Your jokes about Biden’s age are insulting and not funny. Not one bit. I bet you’ve always laughed at “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
— TomDAntoni (@TomDAntoni) June 17, 2021
@StephenAtHome Anyone else disappointed by the continual ageist jokes about Joe Biden? Come on, do better.
— Dianne S. (@drdsterling) June 17, 2021
@StephenAtHome Your return shows have pretty much been crap! Your audience might be laughing but out here you’ve lost a step. We don’t need Biden Jokes, we don’t need old person jokes, we don’t need virus jokes we need what brought you back… crazy REP jokes and even some Chump!
— St. Claire Roberts (@polobro18) June 17, 2021
Disappointed in your continued ageism jokes about President Biden. Dana Carvey can do better. Jon Stewart and blaming Wuhan. Can do better.
— Julie Jones 🏳️🌈🐈⬛🐈 (@JonesN4Rheum) June 17, 2021
It appears that the only principle that leftists abide by is the one that says Joe Biden is an infallible god and king who must never be questioned, mocked or held accountable …
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