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GAFFE ALERT: Where’s the Press on Biden’s ‘Some Black Woman’ Blunder?



Once again, Joe Biden has stuck his foot in his mouth and once again the liberal media are trying to hide it. In a September 15th town hall clip that is only now going viral, the Democratic presidential candidate said this about the pandemic: 

The American public, the blinders have been taken off. They have all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer. They say “Geeze, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because of some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.” 

Here’s the video:

 

 

Though the video is three weeks old, it has only started to get traction in the last two days. Fox and Friends played the clip on Tuesday, but so far the networks have avoided the cringe-inducing comment. As FoxNews.com reported, Biden supporters are pointing to the larger context of the comments. But how often do journalists care about the context of what Donald Trump “meant” to say?

And this isn’t the first time Biden has made awkward racial gaffes. As conservative podcaster Rob Smith told Fox and Friends, “Over and over and over again the mainstream media protects Joe Biden from gaffes like this. This is not the first time. Remember ‘you ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe Biden.’ Remember ‘poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.’” 

And there’s more. Remember Biden’s slurs on Indian Americans from 2006? “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent….I’m not joking.”   

 

 

For more on Biden’s history of racial (and other) gaffes and the media’s reluctance to cover them, see this NewsBusters study by Media Research Center Deputy Research Director Geoff Dickens. 

Here’s a partial transcript from Tuesday’s Fox and Friends. 

Fox and Friends
10/6/2020

6:40 AM ET 

JOE BIDEN: The American public, the blinders have been taken off. They have all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer. They say “Geeze, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because of some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.” 

STEVE DOOCY: Why are we only noticing this particular sound bite three weeks after it happened. 

ROB SMITH:: I will tell you what we are only noticed it because it was actively hidden by Twitter my Twitter account was one of the first ones to elevate this video. I quote tweeted. Donald Trump Jr. Retweeted this and this video got to over 2.1 million views in five hours before Twitter suspended the original account it came from. This is Twitter actively getting involved to protect Joe Biden in a Democrat presidential candidate. This is why we are not seeing stuff like this until now. But over and over and over again the mainstream media protects Joe Biden from gaffes like this. This is not the first time. Remember “you ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe Biden.” Remember “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.”      

SMITH: Since it’s Joe Biden and the mainstream media is protecting him like they have for the past five months, probably the past nine to ten months we will hear absolutely nothing about that. And this is what this is all about.



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