What’s behind the sudden media focus on Biden’s big lies?

What’s behind the sudden media focus on Biden’s big lies?

Abruptly, even left-leaning media are flagging President Joe Biden’s lies. These fibs are not any extra huge or absurd than earlier than; why did they turn into “information” simply earlier than the midterm elections?

In latest days, CNN’s fact-checker recounted a boatload of Biden’s whoppers, calling them outright “false, deceptive or missing essential context.” The New York Occasions — which has repeatedly gone to bat for the prez — ran not one however two tales flagging his lies.

The Washington Put up awarded Biden his first “bottomless Pinocchio” for falsely claiming he’s traveled 17,000 miles with Chinese language President Xi Jinping. The prize indicators a fabrication that’s repeated at the very least 20 occasions and so removed from true that it had beforehand earned at the very least three WaPo “Pinocchios.”

It positive took these shops lengthy sufficient. Biden’s been promoting whoppers since endlessly, and so they’ve been unmissable since he took the White Home.

Take into account his tall tales on his financial document: Inflation is eroding incomes and financial savings, and economists predict a recession. But the prez falsely boasted that US progress is the quickest on this planet and inflation had ended.

He additionally retains claiming he lower the federal “debt” in half. But even should you have a look at the deficit, annual spending that exceeds income, the hole’s solely dropping as a result of it had briefly skyrocketed in the course of the pandemic. His actions really elevated the deficit.   

He falsely claimed fuel was $5 a gallon when he took workplace. That the Trump tax cuts benefited “solely the highest 1%.” That unemployment is the bottom in 50 years.

He bragged that he boosted Social Safety funds “for the primary time in 10 years,” and by a document quantity. That’s a double whopper with cheese: Funds really rose yearly since 2012 (besides 2016). And the one cause this 12 months’s enhance, 8.7%, broke a document is that President Richard Nixon half a century in the past tied it by regulation to inflation, which Biden’s delivered to 40-year highs.

He and his staff additionally lie continually concerning the border, calling it “safe.” Final 12 months he mentioned the surge was simply seasonal, when it was off the charts then and has solely grown ever-worse. He referred to as his Afghan debacle a hit, claimed Congress handed his student-loan forgiveness plan and pretends his Inflation Discount Act will maintain down costs.

That’s on high of the loopy, fibs about himself — that his son Beau died in Iraq, that he was arrested on his method to see Nelson Mandela, and so forth.

So why are these shops lastly flagging these mistruths now? Do they wish to make him the scapegoat for Dem disasters on the polls Tuesday? Perhaps it’s simply to discourage him from operating once more in 2024?

No matter: It’s too late to guard their very own personal reps. Simply as the general public is already taking each Biden declare with a shaker of salt, each American additionally now is aware of to not belief the fact-checkers to deflate the whoppers they need folks to imagine.

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