The corporate liberal media usually gives Joe Biden a pass.
Afterall, they’re really just paid P.R. for the Democrats.
But this Joe Biden lie was so bad even CNN and the Washington Post couldn’t take it.
Back in the 1980s, it was popular among conservatives in the Washington, D.C. area to have bumper stickers that said “I Don’t Believe The Washington Post” on the back of their cars.
And that was 40 years ago!
Now the Washington Post proudly cranks out articles and news pieces favorable to the liberal narrative and shows no shame in ignoring the stories that don’t line up with the leftist agenda.
But every once in a while, even the left can push it too far.
That’s what happened recently when the White House’s official twitter account claimed there had been no COVID-19 vaccine available when President Biden took office in January 2021.
The original tweet said:
“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available. In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.”
Hold on a minute there Joe. Didn’t we see a picture of you receiving your first COVID jab on Dec. 21, 2020 – when Trump was still President?
In fact, wasn’t it tweeted out?
Yes. Yes it was.
Here is that tweet:
“Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine. To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot. And to the American people — know there is nothing to worry about. When the vaccine is available, I urge you to take it.”
Even more so, according to the “Our World in Data” website, by the time Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2020, roughly 19 million Americans had received at least their first dose of the vaccine and 3.5 million Americans already fully vaccinated.
Uh oh Joe!
The claim was so bad even Joe’s usual defenders deserted him.
The Washington Post’s resident “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler said, “Who’s manning the @WhiteHouse Twitter account? Delete this false tweet. Biden himself has said 8% of seniors had gotten the vaccine on the day he took office. Biden was one of them.”
CNN “fact-checker” Daniel Dale weighed in as well.
“‘There was no vaccine available’ is very clearly false. More than 3 million Americans were fully vaccinated and more than 18 million had at least one dose by Biden’s Inauguration Day. Biden himself was fully vaccinated. Obviously became more widely available with time, but no doubt, and they’re free to tweet ‘the vaccine wasn’t available to much of the public’ or whatever. ‘There was no vaccine available,’ the end, goes way too far given that there were nearly 19 million people with shots, wrongly suggesting the whole rollout began under Biden.”
You know you’ve crossed a major line as a liberal when both CNN and the Washington Post not only won’t stand by you, but actually attack you.
Later in the week the White House “corrected” the tweet to say the vaccine had not been “widely” available when Joe Biden took office.
And that correction seemed to satisfy well enough the “journalistic integrity” standards held by the Washington Post and CNN.