The leftwing media has been covering for Biden. There’s no ducking the central fact — these are hard times in America.
The combination of domestic and foreign turbulence is creating a crises of confidence in the nation’s leadership, making these days especially difficult for one group of Americans: the media people whose job is to shield Joe Biden from any and all blame.
Talk about a tough assignment! Fortunately for the president, there is a creative cadre of bunco artists who can be counted on to see no evil when he throws open the southern border or when his extended family gets fat checks from foreign potentates and princelings. Move along, nothing to see here, they proclaim, their eyes wide shut. These people used to be known as journalists but then came a man named Donald Trump and, by winning an election, caused them to lose their minds and morals.
They responded by dividing the world into Trumps and anti-Trumps and declared the Trumps to be permanently ignorant and evil, with the anti-Trumps always virtuous and vulnerable. Seven years later, monkeys typing produce more trustworthy reports. That’s not to sneer at the considerable skill and strong stomachs required to try to make Biden look like a good president and an honest man. Some of the concoctions absolving him are Pulitzer-level work, every bit as accurate as the Russia, Russia, Russia stories that earned journalism’s top prize. Although it takes a cold heart to ignore the suffering caused by Biden’s policies, it requires real talent to spin his mammoth failure as success and blatant corruption as a Republican myth.
Take the border debacle. Sensible people know this was intentional because Biden took office determined to break the system of restraint Trump built. To do less would render him an accomplice to evil and racism and Islamophobia and white supremacy and, well, Hitler. So Biden ended the agreement with Mexico, stopped building the wall and promised his administration would be kinder.