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Though America just got hit by another suspected-Russian cyber attack that reportedly impacted thousands of businesses, it appears the media are too busy covering President Joe Biden’s ice cream habits to genuinely press him about it.
“At least 200 US companies were hit by a major cyberattack just before the Fourth of July holiday kicked off. Huntress Labs, a cyber-security firm, said the ‘colossal’ ransomware attack occurred first at Kaseya, a Florida-based IT company, and then spread through the corporate networks that use its software,” the New York Post reported early Saturday afternoon.
Huntress Labs believes the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang is likely responsible for the attack.
Later Saturday afternoon, the president was briefly asked about the attack as he was purchasing some ice cream from an ice cream parlor in Michigan. In response, he admitted that he hadn’t even been briefed about it.
Watch from around the 4:30 mark below:
“The fact is that the director of the intelligence community, he’ll give me a deep deep on what’s happening, and I’ll know better tomorrow,” he said.
As for reports that Russia is once again behind the attack, he expressed some doubt but vowed that he’s “told Putin we will respond.”
“If it is, either with the knowledge of and or the consequence of Russia, then I told Putin we will respond,” he said.
To be clear, he “told” that to Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two met last month in Geneva, Switzerland. However, he hasn’t spoken to the Russian president since, nor has he done anything publicly to hold him accountable.
Like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted in a statement after the meeting last month, “President Biden gave Vladimir Putin a pass.”
And it seems like he’s continuing to do so.
The identity of the reporter who questioned Biden at the ice cream parlor Saturday is unclear. What’s known is that the majority of so-called “journalists” were too transfixed by their Dear Leader eating ice cream to care about the Russia situation.
President Biden is currently eating two scoops of vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips in a waffle cone at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City, Michigan.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) July 3, 2021
Ice Cream update: Biden ordered a double dip waffle cone with vanilla chocolate chip in Travers City.
But, as pooler @fran_chambers reports, POTUS was later spotted with a regular waffle cone and two scoops of vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips on top.
Updates as warranted.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 3, 2021
Well, @POTUS has found the ice cream. He’s at @MoomersIceCream. And while two senators with him got a single scoop, Biden was adamant that they understand he wanted a double. pic.twitter.com/3DicGq5tmf
— Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) July 3, 2021
As a former ice cream store worker, I highly approve of President Biden’s stop at “Moomers” during his visit to Traverse City, Michigan today. pic.twitter.com/3PVk9egREc
— Barbara Sprunt (@barbarasprunt) July 3, 2021
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) July 3, 2021
President Joe Biden ended his trip to Michigan with a trip to a local ice cream spot. He ordered vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips in a waffle cone –– and made sure to get two scoops. pic.twitter.com/ZmzdBouj46
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 4, 2021
The sycophantic coverage spawned outrage. It would be one thing if this was a rare occurrence. But it wasn’t. The president has repeatedly gone out for ice cream, only to be showered with sycophantic coverage from the press every single time.
As noted by critics, it’s like an obsession with the media.
Who gives a fuck about Joe Biden’s ice cream addiction. Why does the media fawn over him?
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) July 4, 2021
🤣🤣🤣 why the fuck do they keep reporting on what Ice Cream Joe Biden orders ?? 😅😅 the border ? The energy crisis ? Fuel prices ? Unprecedented Crime in major cities? He’s got dementia? Where is Hunter Biden ? Fucken Scam timer. https://t.co/NVyzXpOvgB
— Warras (@Shady_Lurker) July 4, 2021
The sycophantic coverage is the exact opposite of the negative coverage that was regularly granted to former President Donald Trump.
Recall the negative coverage that erupted after he dared to enjoy two scoops of ice cream versus one scoop like his guests.
No comment. pic.twitter.com/umubhbEnqm
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 11, 2017
Now-deceased conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh noted at the time that perhaps the then-president’s guests had simply not asked for another scoop.
“You just assume what the mass desires would be, and you always have the option that if the guest wants two scoops, the guest can ask. If the guest wants two entrees, the guest can ask. If the guest wants a Diet Coke, the guest can ask,” he said.
“There’s no alcohol served in the White House ’cause Trump doesn’t drink. He’s never drank. He’s never smoked. So they’re doing this nitpick here, ‘Trump gets two scoops ice cream and his guests don’t! What a meany!'”
Exactly. They always made negative assumptions about Trump. But with Biden now in office, they now always reflexively clap like seals no matter what he does, be it eat ice cream or let Russia get away with whatever the hell it wants.
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