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Note:  President* Biden made an announcement about his unilateral gun control edicts on April 8, 2021.  This was called a "news conference" in a couple of reports; however, none of the news coverage I've seen indicates that Mr. Biden took questions from any reporters who may have been present.  The announcements made at that event are discussed here, here, and here.

Press Conference #5 -- or #2, depending on who's counting

January 19, 2022

The Coming Dethronement of Joe Biden.  It's not often that I agree with Joe Biden, but he said something in his nasty, brutish, and long press conference last week with which, if properly understood, I agree.  Don't get me wrong.  The press conference as a whole was a "total disaster."  Notwithstanding the sycophantic performance of the court eunuchs in the regime media, everybody understands this.  (But speaking of "court eunuchs," what's the female equivalent?  It was Jennifer Rubin, who actually gave Biden an "A-" for the presser, that prompts this vital question and I hope some enterprising savant will contribute the answer.)  At one point, a reporter, noting a few of the multifarious failures of Biden's first year in office — runaway inflation; his failure to "shut down the virus"; the smoldering ruin of his legislative agenda; the sharp, persistent partisan divisions that he came to office promising to heal — given all that, the scribe suggested, perhaps Biden had "overpromised."

Our current leaders have outlived their usefulness.  Listening to Joe Biden — something I forced myself to do for a few minutes of his "news conference," was definitively awful.  It seems that most Americans agree.  The man has lost what small modicum of sensibility he once possessed.  No questions of substance were asked, none were answered, and no doubt his people vetted each in advance. [...] Nor was Biden asked substantive questions about crime, the border, the economy and inflation, easing COVID regulations, the January 6 political prisoners, or really anything that the American people care about.  The whole thing was nothing more than a closely scripted window into the convoluted maze of Biden's confused thoughts — and Russia, Russia, Russia.  Our esteemed media and "party leaders" created Biden the President.  There seems to be no clear path away from three more years of this torture.

Blundering Biden is sent out with a script to read as White House scrambles to clear up mess caused by his press conference gaffe.  President Joe Biden today used a script to offer his fulsome backing to Ukraine after he yesterday inflamed the invasion crisis by suggesting a 'minor incursion' by Russia would go unpunished.  Biden said Thursday a move by any Russian forces into Ukraine would constitute an unacceptable invasion.  Biden also said the U.S. would respond to any moves by 'Little Green Men', a reference to Russian soldiers posing as militia, as well as cyber actions and 'paramilitary tactics.'  'I've been absolutely clear with President Putin.  He has no misunderstanding:  If any — any — assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion,' Biden said at the White House, reading from a prepared text at the top of a meeting.  He said an invasion would be met by a 'severe and coordinated economic response' that he has discussed in detail with allies 'as well as laid out very clearly for President Putin.'

If Trump Had Greenlighted Russia To Invade Ukraine Like Biden Just Did, He'd Be Accused Of Corruption.  President Biden was actually operating from a coherent perspective in discussing Russia and Ukraine in Wednesday's press conference:  In every instance, as you go line-for-line in the transcript, his foreign policy — and the fact that he announced it to the world — is one where Russia has leverage over Biden and the president has a personal vendetta against the current Ukrainian government.  When asked whether sanctions would deter Vladimir Putin from attacking Ukraine, our commander in chief replied that Russia "will be held accountable if it invades," but then clarified:  "It depends on what it does.  It's one thing if it's a minor incursion and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not do, et cetera."  Biden then juxtaposed a "minor incursion," which would lead to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) fight over how to respond, with Russia doing "what they're capable of doing with the forces amassed on the border."

Is COVID Jobs Recession About To Get Worse?  Hand it to President Joe Biden:  He sticks to his story no matter what.  In this week's press conference, he again tooted his own horn when it comes to job creation.  "We created 6 million new jobs, more jobs in one year than any time before," Biden said.  True enough, but as even the Associated Press noted:  "The economy added 6.4 million jobs in 2021, the most on government records dating back to 1939, but part of that is just a natural rebound from what had been the steepest job loss on record in 2020, when 9.4 million jobs were cut."  In fact, the U.S. remains in a serious jobs recession, one that's more different than any in modern history.  After nearly two years under government imposed restraints to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we still remain below the pre-pandemic job levels.

When Joe Biden speaks, sane people are horrified.  If there was any doubt that Joe Biden is unfit for the office of President of the United States, yesterday's marathon press conference put such qualms to rest.  But the signs have been there all along, while his decline into incoherent totalitarian irascibility is accelerating.  His painfully over-long press conference on Wednesday, only his second of this long and miserable year of drastic inflation, lunatic covid restrictions, vaccine mandates, etc., confirms the decline.  It did not put anyone's fear about Biden's competency at rest.  Faux reporters like Yamiche Alcindor and Jennifer Rubin swore Biden performed brilliantly but every rational person watching knew it was a "slow-motion train wreck."

10 Lies Biden Told During His First Press Conference In Months.  President Joe Biden hosted his second solo press conference ever on Wednesday but his attempts to clearly communicate how he plans to fix a country plagued with COVID-19, crime, rising prices, empty shelves, and more were nothing less of a disaster.  Not only did Biden, who was once heralded as the chief unifier of the country, use the presser to repeat rhetoric trashing Republicans, he also did his absolute best to put lipstick on the pig that is the struggling U.S. economy.

8 Takeaways From Biden's First Press Conference of 2022.  In a press conference stretching nearly two hours Wednesday, President Joe Biden appeared to go off his prepared list of reporters, taking questions on the legitimacy of the upcoming midterm elections, his cognitive ability, China, Russia, and his son Hunter Biden.  On the eve of completing one year in office, Biden also talked about the state of "the cables," meaning cable news channels, and the future of Vice President Kamala Harris.  Here are eight key takeaways from what was only the second time Biden has held a formal solo press conference since taking office as president. [...]

Biden's press conference was terrifying — his internal monologue said out loud.  It's a day since President Biden's press conference marking the first anniversary of his swearing-in, and I remain in the same state of horrified and stunned disbelief I experienced while watching it.  I've always wondered what it would be like to see the behavior of an actual human being, as opposed to a character in a spy movie, who'd been given a shot of sodium pentothal.  That's what Biden was like at the press conference.  Everything he said he probably shouldn't have said, but he just couldn't help himself.  It was his Internal Monologue Made Exterior, and it was terrifying.  He said, look, it's fine, only 5% of America's schools are closed (then he said it was 2%).  Five percent of America's 130,000 schools equals 6,500 closed schools.  That's OK?  He said store inventories are at 89%, which, he said, is only a few points lower than before the pandemic.  Really?  Stores are missing one-tenth of the goods they usually sell, and that's fine?  He said, in effect, that Americans should expect inflation to continue to rise due to skyrocketing oil prices.

Too early, too long and many topics forgotten.  Did you miss President Biden's press conference?  Well, it was too early (3 P.M. Texas) and too long, and, frankly, a lot of topics were overlooked.  And, last but not least, we saw President Biden trying to sell us something that no one wants to buy. [...] First, no one watches television at 3 P.M. in Texas.  Furthermore, the people interested in politics at that time are listening to conservative talk radio.  Why at that time?  It's obvious to the naked eye that the Biden team does want him in front of many people.  Second, why didn't the press ask questions about city violence, the border, unvaccinated people crossing the border, etc?

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"Texas" is not a time zone.  A large part of West Texas is in the Mountain Time Zone.

Joe Biden: 'I Have No Idea' Why Voters Think I'm Not Mentally Fit to Be President.  President Joe Biden shrugged off polls showing voters believed he was not mentally fit, during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.  One reporter asked Biden why only 40 percent of voters in a new Morning Consult survey believe Biden is mentally fit, 37 percent say he is in good health, and 43 percent believe he is stable.  "I have no idea," Biden replied.  The president appeared aware of recent polling showing his approval ratings at record lows but expressed disbelief that his approval was low even among independents.  "I don't believe the polls," he said shortly.

The Big Lie:  Joe Biden Casts Doubt on [the] Legitimacy of [the] Midterm Elections.  President Joe Biden questioned the legitimacy of the 2022 midterm elections, after repeatedly lecturing former President Donald Trump and Republicans for casting doubts on the 2020 presidential election.  During a press conference at the White House, Biden was asked by a reporter if he believed the upcoming elections would be fair and legitimate.  "It all depends on whether or not we're able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election," Biden replied.  Biden recalled that Americans had the highest voter turnout during the 2020 election even though it was held in the middle of a pandemic.  He raised concerns that Republicans were making it more difficult for minorities to vote, calling into question the results of future elections.

Biden told one absolute truth during his press conference.  For the first time in 78 days, Joe Biden faced the media... sort of.  For the most part, the conference was a miscellany of nonsense, weirdness, and lies.  However, even the most determined, compulsive liars occasionally leak out the truth, and that's what Biden gave himself the highest marks for:  his job performance.  If you understand what that performance actually was, rather than what he thinks it was, he did, sadly, exceed all exceptions.  Biden's scariest answers concerned Russia and Ukraine.  We've currently reached a situation that has no good outcomes:  Putin has massed troops on the border and can't pull out unless he gets concessions.  The real concession he wants is a promise that Ukraine won't join NATO.  As Tucker Carlson said, for Putin, having NATO on his doorstep would be as if Mexico fell under China's military control.  Ironically, NATO doesn't want Ukraine because Ukraine is famously corrupt.

President Biden is a fool who's fooling himself.  President Biden's marathon two-hour press conference Wednesday [1/19/2022] was an exercise in self-delusion.  The reality of American voters' lived experience of his presidency is evident in his plummeting polls after a hellish first year of self-inflicted crises, from Afghanistan to inflation to illegal migration.  And yet the president declared to the world that he is doing a tremendous job and has "achieved more than any president in history."  He blamed Republicans for any stumbles, despite the fact that his party controls the White House, the House and the Senate.  Only a couple of things would he do differently, he said.  He would seek advice from "academia, editorial writers and think tanks."  That will really give him the pulse of the American people.  And he said he would get out of Washington, DC, more often, although he has spent more than a quarter of his time as president goofing off in one or other of his Delaware homes.

Biden's press conference was an utter disaster.  If President Joe Biden's press conference Wednesday was supposed to inspire confidence, it failed — horribly.  Even though he spent most of it clearly calling on reporters from a list of "safe" questioners provided by his staff, he stumbled and bumbled and all too often made no sense at all.  Plus, he repeated his bizarre "whisper shout" gimmick to emphasize certain points — when what it actually emphasizes is his age.  On that note, he kept walking down memory lane, reminiscing about how "in my day" cable news was like that; the Republican Party was like this, and so on.  He's fighting old wars in his head, or maybe just confused about the modern world.  Yet he couldn't remember what he said last week, insisting he hadn't compared opponents of end-running the Senate filibuster rules to pass the nationalize-election-law bill to Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.  Yet minutes later he warned those same (Democratic!) senators that their supposedly infamous position will stick with them all the rest of their days.

Joe Biden Pushes Deceit and Division in Angry 'Presser'.  Every three months or so, Joe Biden awakes from his slumber and does a "press conference."  The infrequency of the events is only topped by the absurdity of how they always play out.  The president shows up with a binder to read from, calls on pre-selected reporters, and rarely receives a tough question (and when he does, he blows it off and moves on).  Today's "press conference" was no different.  Biden spent several minutes touting his many supposed accomplishments, sharing misleading stats and gaslighting Americans on the failures of his first year in office.  Here's a bit of what that sounded like.  [Video clip]

Press Conference #4

July 15, 2021

Biden Presser Was a Complete Mess but the Incoherent Policies Were Even Worse.  Joe "Grandpa Disaster" Biden was at it again today during his briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House today [7/15/2021].  Biden definitely seemed to be having a hard time with basic coherence.  In his homage to her years of service, he mistakenly called her the "second largest" but then corrected that to the "second longest" serving chancellor.  Largest and longest are both good words, but hardly interchangeable and certainly not the best word to use here when referring to Merkel.  [Tweet]  He then said that they needed to "upend" their "global climate ambitions."

Press Conference #3

June 24, 2021

Biden whispers repeatedly during 'really creepy' Q&A.  President Biden on Thursday repeatedly whispered to reporters during an impromptu press conference at the White House — drawing bemused social media speculation and jokes about the "really creepy" exchanges.  On three separate occasions, Biden hunched over his lectern in the White House East Room and forcefully whispered to reporters.  The awkward delivery seemed designed to emphasize his points while discussing a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal.  When asked about additional relief for families, Biden whispered toward PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor:  "I got them $1.9 trillion in relief so far.  They're going to be getting checks in the mail that are consequential this week for child care."

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Biden tells small businesses to pay staff who've received stimulus cash even more to attract them back to work.  Joe Biden has told small businesses struggling to find staff to pay their workers more — using a creepy whisper to get his point across at a press conference on Thursday [6/24/2021].  The President gave his solution for hiring companies as he took questions about the a $953 billion infrastructure deal reached by bipartisan senators.  'Pay them more', he said while leaning into the microphone and looking out at the crowd.  But his generous $300-a-week unemployment benefits are encouraging Americans not to find jobs amid fears that labor shortages will cause greater inflation.

Biden reneges on his deal, caves to the progs again and the media goes along again.  Yesterday, Joe Biden held one of his so-called press conferences.  With the aid of 3 x 5 cards, he speaks, sort of, in response to pre-approved questions from pre-approved reporters.  In reply to their softball questions, he leaned into the microphone and whispered Freddy Krueger-like, all pasty white, wrinkled and weird, that "consequential" money would be flowing to people who vote for Democrats.  The bizarre scene dubbed "Creepy Joe" immediately trended on Twitter.  "Doctor" Jill must have 911 on one speed dial number and the guys with butterfly nets on another.  The reason for Biden's creepy breathlessness was that he and bipartisan senate negotiators had reached a one trillion-dollar "infrastructure" deal.  Less than half the money actually goes to infrastructure, a word that now means whatever the Dems say it means from minute to minute.  But, no matter, a deal is a deal.

Biden's creepy whispering at the press is disturbing.  Did we mention creepy?  President Joe Biden tapped into his inner "creep" again during a press briefing Thursday by bursting into what has been described as "aggressive whispering."  In fact, the president did this multiple times.  He started whispering the first time after being asked about the Americans who, for some inexplicable reason, are still waiting for relief (FYI, the pandemic is over).  "I got them $1.9 trillion in relief so far.  They're going to be getting checks in the mail that are consequential this week for childcare," he whispered in response.  [Video clip]

Biden insists Kamala has done a 'GREAT JOB' at the border 'so far' ahead of her trip tomorrow — even though she hasn't visited as VP.  Joe Biden praised Kamala Harris on Thursday [6/24/2021] for her work 'at the border' just two days ahead of her first trip there as criticism mounts over her failure to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in her first 90 days in charge of the crisis.  'Mr. President, what are you hoping the Vice President can do at the border tomorrow?' a reporter asked Biden at the end of short remarks on infrastructure followed by a press conference on Thursday.  'She's done a great job so far,' Biden said with Harris by his side as he walked halfway out of the room.

VP Harris reminds Biden about Florida condo collapse.  Sure you don't want to say anything else, Joe?  Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to remind President Biden to mention the deadly South Florida condo collapse before leaving a White House event Thursday [6/24/2021].  Biden had given remarks on infrastructure and taken questions from the press on that issue as well as voting rights.  He then attempted to wrap up by telling reporters "I've got to get to a helicopter" before Harris approached.  The president and vice president exchanged a brief, whispered conversation that concluded with Harris saying, "Florida, yeah."  "Oh, yes.  I apologize," Biden said, turning back to the microphone as Harris retreated out of camera view.

Harris has to nudge Biden to remind him to mention deadly Miami condo collapse.  Cameras captured the moment Vice President Kamala Harris nudged President Joe Biden during a press conference to remind him to mention the Miami condo collapse that has left four people dead and 159 unaccounted.  The nudge came at the end of president Biden's White House press conference on Thursday where he discussed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill alongside VP Harris.  Biden wrapped up the conference and was ready to walk away, telling reporters he had a helicopter to catch as they shouted questions regarding the Miami condo collapse at him.

Biden Whispers and blames employers' low wages for worker shortages — then insists inflation will only be 'temporary'.  Joe Biden has told small businesses struggling to find staff to pay their workers more — using a creepy whisper to get his point across at a press conference on Thursday [6/24/2021].  The President gave his solution for hiring companies as he took questions about the a $953 billion infrastructure deal reached by bipartisan senators.  'Pay them more', he said while leaning into the microphone and looking out at the crowd.

The Most Bizarre Moment of Biden's Infrastructure Deal Announcement Was One You Probably Didn't See.  As we reported earlier, things got super weird during a press conference President Joe Biden held earlier today where he announced a bipartisan deal on a bloated infrastructure bill, made possible with the help of [...] 11 Republican Senators[.]  In one of the more bizarre moments, Biden actually whispered an answer into his microphone at one point, which sounded like something straight out of a creepy horror movie.  In another, Vice President Kamala Harris actually had to remind Biden to mention the horrific Florida beachfront condo building collapse tragedy where one person has been confirmed dead and close to 100 remain unaccounted for.  Oddly, Biden let out an inappropriate giggle as he was reminded.

Biden Goes Over the Slide With Incredibly Offensive Comment Plus More Confusion.  Joe Biden has had a lot of confusion and weirdness over the past two days.  As we previously reported, Biden got confused and was slurring his words while giving his gun remarks yesterday [6/24/2021].  He also essentially threatened that Americans couldn't challenge the government because the government had F-15s and nuclear weapons.  Earlier today, he got really weird, started leaning into the reporters and whispering at them too.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's and Kamala Harris's very weird day.  [Scroll down]  When Biden was sold as "normal," that was the real con.  Biden was a known quantity.  He was the man who palled around with segregationists, constantly made racist remarks, suffered from chronic foot-in-mouth, used his debauched son and other family members to funnel millions in dirty money to himself, and constantly pawed and sniffed little girls in public.  Biden is not normal.  And now that Biden is almost certainly suffering from dementia, his tenuous grasp on normalcy is diminishing even more.  Having reached an agreement with the Senate about the infrastructure, Biden gave a brief press conference.  That led to a viral video of super-Biden weirdness.  The video making the rounds cuts off the question asked of Biden, which was apparently an ordinary one regarding how much money went to COVID relief.  What matters is Biden's response: [...]

Biden claims 'Latinx' slow to get vaccinated due to deportation fear.  President Biden raised eyebrows Thursday [6/24/2021] in North Carolina with a bizarre statement in which he claimed that "Latinx" people are less likely to get vaccinated against the coronavirus because "they're worried that they'll be vaccinated and deported."  Biden traveled to Raleigh as part of a nationwide "month of action" campaign meant to boost vaccination rates before the July 4 holiday.  However, the president's exhortation for people to get the shot was overshadowed by his strange aside, in which he also confused the Tuskegee Airmen — the heroic African American pilots of World War II — with the victims of the infamous decades-long Tuskegee syphilis study.  "There's a reason why it's been harder to get African Americans, initially, to get vaccinated," Biden said.  "Because they're used to being experimented on — Tuskegee Airmen and others.  People have memories.  People have long memories.["]

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If I ever said, while referring to all blacks, that "they're used to being experimented on," I'd be called a racist.  If I ever said, "they're worried that they'll be vaccinated and deported," I'd be called an idiot; for indeed, [#1] why vaccinate people you're about to deport, and [#2] how many illegal aliens are afraid of being deported?  None!  Zero! 

Statement on gun control

June 23, 2021

Even the WaPo Can't Stomach Biden's Cannon Comment.  President Joe Biden delivered an infamous gun control speech last week, claiming that Americans "need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons" if they want to restrain government tyranny.  Yet he also used a flat-out lie to justify his gun control agenda — a lie that led even The Washington Post to deliver Biden a scathing rebuke.  "The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own.  You couldn't buy a cannon," Biden declared last Wednesday.  The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler fact-checked this statement, giving Biden a whopping Four Pinocchios.

Dems punish police, watch crime skyrocket, blame you.  President Joe Biden is blaming you gun owners for a crime wave in America's biggest Democrat-run cities, and promising to punish you for it, but a gun-rights advocate says Democrats caused record-breaking guns sales after causing a crime wave.  Biden this week unveiled what he called a new crime prevention strategy that includes strengthening background checks, banning so-called assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and boosting community policing.  "We're not changing the Constitution.  We're enforcing it," the semi-coherent president said a press conference to announce the sweeping plans.  Reacting to this week's anti-gun announcement, Mike Hammond of Gun Owners of America tells One News Now he is thankful for one thing:  the Senate filibuster.

48 GOP senators blast Biden's latest gun control proposal.  The Biden administration's proposal aimed at regulating pistol-stabilizing braces is under scrutiny.  Nearly all of the Republicans in the Senate signed a letter on Thursday that said the proposed rule would turn millions of law-abiding gun owners into criminals overnight and demanded its withdrawal.  If passed, Americans would be required to get a federal license to own pistols with stabilizing braces under the National Firearms Act.  Additionally, Americans would face up to 10 years in federal prison for not registering their braces with the National Firearms Association.  Other consequences could include felony charges against individuals who do not turn in or destroy the firearm, the brace, or pay a $200 tax.

Biden Stumbles His Way Through Inappropriate Gun Control Address.  Joe Biden's June 23 address on the subject of gun violence probably did very little to move the needle for people on either side of the debate.  As is always the case with those who oppose Second Amendment rights, Mr. Biden demonstrated a fundamental misunderstanding of the issue — and of the history of firearm ownership in America.  Worse still, he appeared to imply, at one point, that he would not be above using military force against American citizens.

Biden's gun crime prevention speech was equal parts ludicrous and scary.  With murder rates skyrocketing in major American cities, Joe Biden announced his "gun crime prevention strategy."  Because Democrats are opposed to punishments for crime, Biden was reduced to maligning the Second Amendment.  Thankfully, he lacks the authority to grab our guns, but he managed a few chilling statements.  Violent crime has dramatically escalated in Democrat-run states and cities, where Democrats have released violent prisoners; defunded, hamstrung, and demoralized the police; decreased or done away with bail; and elected Soros-funded prosecutors who refuse to prosecute potential Democrat voters. [...] The real point of Biden's speech was grabbing guns.  (If the filibuster holds, Biden lacks the political might to pass gun-grabbing laws.)  His problem is that the cities with the worst violent crime already have gun-grabbing laws.

Biden's Tone on Guns Is How Democrats Lose in 2022.  One of the best gifts that Joe Biden's administration could have given the Republicans in the year leading up to midterm elections is a political battle on gun control.  Democrats are not good at this fight, and their primary problem is their inability to separate their innermost desires from reality on the ground.  It's not just that Democrats are getting their inspiration from loud voices on Twitter and ignoring the general electorate.  It's the fact that they can't help but be as demeaning and scolding as possible on the subject.  They aren't able to talk to the people on about guns, and they certainly can't have a simple conversation about them.  They are always resorting to finger-wagging and expressing disappointment that the American people just don't understand.  Somewhere along the way, a good number of politicians on both sides forgot that their job was to represent the people, not to assume what's best for them.  And, while it is a bipartisan issue, the Democrats do so from a preachy perspective that not only turns off voters but consistently leads to a spike in gun sales.

Biden to gun owners:  If you want to take on the U.S. government, you'd better have F-15s and nukes.  "This isn't the first time Biden's warned the gov't would use every weapon in its arsenal against Americans," quipped Tom Elliott, remembering how Biden said something like this at a rally early last year.  Maybe the Second Amendment should be extended to include F-15s.  Seriously, though, this dumb gun-control talking point is deathless even though it's never been clearer how untrue it is. [...] There are many lessons to be learned from America's adventure in Afghanistan but an easy one is that a crudely equipped force using guerrilla tactics is fully capable of prevailing over one with superior firepower.  That lesson should have been clear already from Vietnam but our experience fighting jihadis in the Middle East leaves no doubt.

Is no one going to mention how confusing and out of it Biden was?  President Biden's topic was one of utmost importance Wednesday [6/23/2021] — crime and gun violence.  But you wouldn't know it from the way he spoke.  He slurred his words.  He called the ATF "the AFT."  At one point, he talked about the history of the Second Amendment and "the blood of patriots" before concluding that someone would need nuclear weapons to take down the government.  If you weren't confused, you were horrified.  Biden was obviously tired, speaking in barely a monotone.  He couldn't pronounce "cognitive."  The media would pick apart every appearance of President Donald Trump, saying, even in news stories, that he was "manic," "exhausted" or some other adjective.  Yet a protective circle has formed around Biden, preventing them from stating the obvious:  Joe Biden, 78, looked out of it.

Jibberish Joe Announces Crime Prevention Program for Chicago Inner-City Violence by Eliminating Gang Access to F-15 Fighter Jets and Nuclear Weapons.  If we can get the F-15's and nuclear weapons out of the hands of the Chicago, New York and Los Angeles gangs we might be able to begin stopping the massive increases in violent crimes in those regions.  So says the logic of Jibberish Joe, the most powerful man in what's left of his own mind.  Apparently someone, probably a new staffer at the White House, woke up Jibberin' Joe in the middle of his nap and walked him to a podium telling him to start talking about reducing crime.  Much to the amazement of the enlisted audience, Ol' Joe immediately started talking about gun ownership and how law abiding gun owners do not need 100 round magazines to fight against the anti-establishment ruminant clan (aka rogue battalions nationalist deer) who wear kevlar armor and hide amid the sage brush and trees of liberty.

Press Conference #2

May 21, 2021

It's Important To Be Honest About What Today's Media Actually Are.  [Scroll down]  These media activists were completely the opposite with Trump.  They weren't professional or honest or trying to get at the truth.  They were the adversarial political opposition, working relentlessly against him every single day and at each press availability.  In any case, the rest of the Biden press conference was bad, too.  As Michael Goodwin noted, no one asked him why he was reading from prepared talking points, unlike previous presidents.  No one peppered him about the health reports he's kept hidden, even when he repeatedly lost his train of thought.  Not only did the media not push back against his radical agenda, they seemed to think that nothing he proposed was radical enough.  "Why don't you, when will you, why haven't you?  Over and over, the aim was not to ask a question but to speed up an agenda," Goodwin wrote.

Biden Presser Is Something:  K-Pop, Confusion, the Earpiece and UFOs.  Joe Biden met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in today [5/21/2021].  During a joint press conference, Biden made it clear that who he was calling on during the press conference had been scripted by his staff, as the Washington Examiner explained.  "First question, I'm told is MaryAlice Parks, ABC," Biden said starting the questions.  At his first press conference on March 25, we also saw a lot of scripting, where Biden had a pre-selected list of reliable liberal media to call on, without any questions from someone who might ask something pressing and challenging.  He had a list of reporters with their names and their pictures, with numbers when they were supposed to be called on.  He read his responses from prepared notes as well.

Fox reporter prompts laughter when he closes out Biden presser with question on UFOs.  A joint White House press conference Friday [5/21/2021] with President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in ended with an unusual question being posed to the president and an even more unusual answer being offered in reply.  After Biden said his usual "thank you" after fielding some questions, Fox News's Peter Doocy abruptly asked him whether he had "time for one more."  "If you're not asking me a mean one like you usually do," the president initially replied, prompting some laughter from the mainstream press.  By "mean one," he meant a tough question instead of the relatively easy ones that are usually asked of him by members of the mainstream press.

Press Conference #1

March 25, 2021

Why Is Everyone Swallowing Biden's Lies?  How did this happen?  How did the nation go in an instant from disbelieving every utterance of Donald Trump to robotically repeating — and acting on — every claim that falls out of Joe Biden's mouth, no matter how disconnected from the truth?  The most glaring example involves Biden's fact-challenged tirade against Georgia's new voting law.  At his first and only press conference, Biden declared the state's efforts to protect against voter fraud were worse than Jim Crow, "un-American," "sick," and "despicable." [...] Even the Washington Post's notoriously biased fact-checker had to admit as much, giving Biden four "Pinocchios" — its worst rating on the truth scale — for his claims.  Yet, Biden's blatant falsehoods were enough to convince Major League Baseball, an army of CEOs, and various other leaders to threaten to punish Georgia and threaten any other state that dares try to protect their elections from fraud.

Joe Biden Isn't in Charge.  Who Is?  After Joe Biden's performance last Thursday, every American should be demanding to talk to the manager.  That's because while President Joe Biden's pathetic display during his "matinee" presser showed clearly that he is not in charge of our country, it also begged the obvious follow-up question not being asked by the 25 reporters in the room:  If Joe Biden isn't in charge of running our government, who is?  If you didn't actually watch the press conference — and every American should-especially those who voted against Trump by voting for Biden because they'd thought he was an improvement — by now, you have doubtless read the accounts of the President's cliff notes that included scripted talking points and photos of the journalists upon whom he was directed to call.  His staff treated him in much the same way as does the family of someone in the early stages of dementia, where they put pictures on doors and cabinets as a reminder of what goes where.

When Joey Met Franky.  In his first White House press conference last month, Joe Biden needed a cheat sheet and marked photos of approved reporters. [...] Joe Biden, 78, can walk unaided but less than a week before his press conference, the Delaware Democrat fell three times while boarding Air Force One.  On March 25, any legitimate reporter would have asked Biden about the falls, if he was taking any medications, if he had ever been diagnosed with dementia, if he was going to make public his medical records, and so forth.  But Biden's handlers weren't going to allow anything like that.  "The perception of you that got you elected as a moral, decent man," said Yamiche Alcindor of PBS, "is the reason a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and are trusting you with unaccompanied minors."  Instead of a press conference, Biden's handlers served up a worship service.

No presidency anymore.  The radical left did not steal the presidency — they eliminated it.  The Biden so-called press conference, a parody of itself, proved that.  While Biden had some moments in which he seemed lucid, he had many in which he could not conceal the fog that envelops his failing brain — not even with pre-approved non-questions from non-reporters and scripted responses.  Is this confused old guy the man who has his finger on the nuclear button?  Fortunately, he is not.  His handlers are well aware that he lapses in and (back) out of situational awareness, as the televised appearance made clear to everyone, even his supporters.  Biden, at times, cannot distinguish between a North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) incoming-missile warning-screen, and an Xbox video game.  Joe Biden is not actually exercising the powers of the presidency.  He is not making any of the decisions.  He is not capable of doing either.  Who, then, is?

News Flash:  Joe Biden plans a second term; But then, so did Trump.  During his very first news conference last Thursday, Biden was asked if he intended to seek reelection.  "No," said the 78-year-old Biden, momentarily sparking Democrat pacemakers, "the answer is 'yes.'"  In that flawed news conference appearance, Biden relied on several printed cheat sheets to help him — notes and photos of which reporter to call on, what their topic would be, statistics for likely replies.  Even then, the 46th president once again wandered incoherently at times:  "So the best way to get something done, if you hold near and dear to you uh, um, like to be able to — anyway — I, we're going to get a lot done."

Biden said a lot of stupid stuff at his press conference and the media fawned.  Even with a book full of cheat sheets, Joe Biden was able to say a lot of stupid stuff.  He said we have to spend a lot of money raising streets three feet because of climate change, which supposedly is caused by oil. [...] A follow-up question might have been to ask how much sea levels have risen the last 140 years since the dawn of the use of oil.  The best guess is that sea levels have risen less than one foot the last 140 years while oil use has risen 1,781 times from around 55,000 barrels per day to 98 million barrels per day at the end of 2019.

Biden press conference:  Did they want an audience?  Do you remember the last time that a president held a noon Central press conference?  It happens, but most presidents do it on prime time to connect with a large audience.  Why did the White House put President Biden in at 10 A.M. Los Angeles time?  Or at noon in Dallas, when most people were working or driving to lunch?  I would love to see audience figures.  My guess is that the White House went out of its way to keep President Biden from viewers.  Didn't they do the same thing during the campaign?  My second point is about the media and the selections of correspondents called.  Peter Doocy of Fox News did not get a question, but CNN and PBS did.  Have you done a ratings comparison?

7 Takeaways on the Biden Presser.  [#1] The difference between a New York Times reader and a Russian reading Pravda is that the Russian knows he is being lied to.  Softball questions from the compliant media allowed Biden to read, without looking up, from pre-printed note cards.  He chose reliable, liberal reporters (partisan activists) from a pre-selected list.  The worst question came from NPR's pandering Yamiche Alcindor who attempted to explain away what is tracking to be the worst southern border migrant surge in 20 years because Biden is a moral and decent man.  Proving once again that the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.  Later, there were no complaints when Biden confirmed he will continue his media blackout at overcrowded CBP facilities until an unknown "later" date.

Biden's corrupt state press corps would make Putin jealous.  At an actual press conference Thursday inside the actual White House, an alleged reporter asked Mr. Biden about the national humanitarian crisis he alone has created at our southern border — by far the greatest crisis of his young presidency (so far).  "The perception of you that got you elected as a moral and decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors," Yamiche Alcindor gushed before asking several softball "questions."  In all fairness, Ms. Alcindor may sound like a special interest operative pretending to be a journalist inside the White House because she actually works for the Public Broadcasting Service, a government-funded organization.  Maybe she sounds hopelessly compromised because, well, maybe she is.  Whatever the case, it was a shocking display of corruption and collusion between the current White House and the supposedly independent press entrusted to ask questions and hold elected officials accountable.

Pro-Biden Press Corps Is Deeply Embarrassing.  President Joe Biden's first formal press conference is in the books, and it was deeply embarrassing to anyone who thinks the media's job is to hold presidents accountable.  Taxpayer-enabled PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was the worst.  She complimented the president, saying:  "You've said over and over again that immigrants shouldn't come to this country right now; this isn't the time to come.  That message is not being received.  Instead, the perception of you that got you elected as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and are trusting you with unaccompanied minors."  Mr. President, you're a decency magnet!  Biden replied:  "Well, look, I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I'm the nice guy.  That's the reason why it's happening."  One overarching theme of the reporters Team Biden hand-picked was their lust for the destruction of the filibuster and their channeling power-hungry leftists such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who want a "big agenda."

Mark Steyn Reviews Joe Biden Presser, "If the Deep State Can Pull This Off, Why Shouldn't They Expect Another Term".  Sometimes if you don't laugh at the absurdity of it all, you'll explode the blood pressure cuff from sheer annoyance.  Yes, the entire world can see the absurdity of the Biden administration — even if the professional left have to pretend like they cannot see it.  In this interview Mark Steyn accurately outlines the incredible stupidity of it all, and how the compliant media make a mockery of themselves as clapping seals sitting in grand obedience before the naked emperor while they swear an ability to see his beautiful and magnanimous clothing.  [Video clip]

Press Conference Confirmation — The US Is Now Like China and the CCP, a Nation Run by a Party and Not an Elected Leader.  This has not exactly been a secret, if you have been paying attention for the last 8 months.  But Joe Biden's performance in the press conference on Thursday — which took place ONLY because Democrat party-supporting media organizations had begun to question why he had not yet appeared in a press conference setting since the inaugural — confirmed the unspoken truth: that Joe Biden is only a prop, not the leader of the free world.

Biden Almost Causes Another International Incident With Huge Gaffe at Press Conference, WH Edits It Out.  [Scroll down]  There was a big one that he made on Thursday during the press conference.  While he was talking about Afghanistan, he forgot the name of the Afghan president, calling him by the wrong name.  "And General Austin is — just met with Kayani and I'm waiting for the briefing on that," Biden said.  The president's name is Gen. Ashraf Ghani.  Biden appeared to confuse him with the former chief of Pakistan's defense forces, the retired Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.  According to The New York Times, Kayani was often accused of "double-dealing and bad faith."  Probably not a good thing to call someone who you're supposed to know and be friendly with.  Yikes.  Just another one of those "no problem here" issues with Biden.  On top of that, Biden seemed to question the legitimacy of Ashraf Ghani as the president of Afghanistan.

Joe Biden's sorriest press conference lies.  In addled Joe Biden's mess of a press conference, described in all its glory by Andrea Widburg here, he barely knew who he was or what he was doing.  But two particularly dishonest statements came out of him anyway, and got lapped up by the fawning press. [...] Biden's claim is outrageous, given that parents were never coming to the border from Central America in caravans, camping out in the border cities, and sending their children alone illegally into the U.S., with all the risks associated with coyotes, cartels, perverts, killers, human smugglers, and sex traffickers who might prey upon the children before the Border Patrol can get them and deliver them to social services.  Trump also never crammed them into plexiglass cages in close quarters, with hundreds of them going in infected with COVID, which could spread to all of them easily.  Trump didn't do that but Biden did.

The disgrace that was the Biden press conference.  President Biden called on 10 reporters to answer 30-some questions during his long-awaited first formal press conference on Thursday.  But the hour-plus event was a disgrace for some in the press and a dubious performance by the president.  The questions for the president were meek and vague, failing to extract any specific information about policies or solutions to the myriad problems faced by the administration.  Take, for example, this activism disguised as a question from PBS's Yamiche Alcindor on why the president needs to abolish the filibuster in the name of racial equality while combating evil Republicans in their efforts to prevent minorities from voting.  Or something like that.

WaPo fact check:  Yep, Biden told whoppers, even with cheat sheets.  Perhaps those who predicted a four-year hiatus in media fact checks on the White House should take heart in this game effort from the Washington Post.  After yesterday's press conference, their fact-check team dissected Joe Biden's statements and found that he "made a number of incorrect statements or made claims that lacked important context."  Not only did they refute several of them, they included most of those rebuttals in this video posted last night.

"That Pathetic, Pathetic Figure in Front of the Cameras Today, In Front of the Pathetic Media".  Peter Navarro was on with Steve Bannon this afternoon [3/25/2021] right after Joe Biden gave his shocking press conference to the nation.  Their comments were spot on.  Right after Joe Biden gave his abysmal performance today in front of his lapdog media, Peter Navarro joined Steve Bannon at the War Room.  [Video clip]

Biden Lifts the Curtain.  President Biden finally held a formal press conference on Thursday, and the answers pulled back the curtain on how he and White House chief of staff Ron Klain plan to govern.  The biggest if unsurprising news is that they are in sync with Democrats on Capitol Hill in pushing an agenda that has elated Bernie Sanders.  One takeaway is that Mr. Biden has nothing on Donald Trump in claiming credit for the sun rising in the east.  The President boasted about achieving 100 million Covid vaccinations after 58 days, instead of his announced goal of 100 days.  Anyone paying attention knew that production and distribution were on pace to meet that goal even when Mr. Trump was President.  On Thursday Mr. Biden set a new goal of 200 million doses by 100 days, which should be a layup.  Mr. Biden also gave himself and his $1.9 trillion spending bill credit for growing economic optimism.  But the 6% GDP growth estimate for 2021 that he touted was already the consensus weeks ago as vaccinations spread and state lockdowns eased.  A booming recovery and rapid job growth were teed up if Democrats did nothing.  The spending bill's welfare incentives to stay home and not work may, if anything, slow the jobs recovery.

Exposed: Now We Know What Was On Notes Joe Biden Kept Looking At During His First Press Conference.  President Joe Biden gave his first press briefing in over two months in office on Thursday.  At his briefing, he kept looking at his notes over and over again.  Now, we have a first inside look at what was on those notes he had in his hands.

Joe Biden's 5 Most Awkward Moments During Press Conference.  [#3] Biden attacked election integrity bills being considered in states like Georgia and Michigan.  "It's sick," he declared.  [Video clip]  "This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle," Biden said, not elaborating on who exactly "Jim Eagle" is.

Biden's stunning dishonesty about immigration.  On his first day in office, Biden ended work on the border wall and revoked Trump's executive order ending sanctuary cities.  By his second day, Biden's Department of Homeland Security said it would stop both deportations and the "remain in Mexico" program.  Since then, illegal immigration numbers are reaching back to the 1990s.  Over 15,000 children, a third of whom are unaccompanied by a parent are now in America.  The illegal aliens are coming because of Biden.  Many are wearing Biden t-shirts and waving Biden flags.  One man openly admitted that he brought his family because Biden had essentially hung out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.  Although the Biden administration has blocked reporters, news about Biden's internment camps is leaking out.  They are incredibly squalid, with people sleeping on floors, lacking food or clean drinking water, having no bathing facilities, and violating all COVID protocols.  With that, let's get to the fantasy press conference. [...]

Joe Biden Just Did His First Press Conference And Now We Know Why His Staff Didn't Want Him To Do Any.  Today we learned Joe Biden is a vampire who's been in the Senate for 120 years.... or he's just so senile, he can't put together a single, coherent thought.  Either way, now we all know why his staff has kept Biden hidden from the world and chances are, this will be the last time you see him in front of pretend press in a very long time.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Says He 'Admires' Xi Jinping, Has Spent Lots of Time with Him.  President Joe Biden answered questions about his relationship with China at his first press conference after 64 days in office.  At the Thursday Press Conference, a reporter asked Biden about his relationship with China now that he "has been in office for a few months."  Biden answered by discussing his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping: [...] In 2013, Breitbart News reported, Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two to China.  After ten days, a firm linked to Hunter Biden received a deal that amounted to $1.5 billion with a subsidiary of the Communist Chinese Government's Bank of China.

Biden meets the press and the pandemic disappears.  During the first news conference of his presidency, Joe Biden was never asked about the issue that likely got him elected and, in all likelihood, will be the defining crisis of his time in office.  Over the course of 62 minutes on Thursday, the Covid-19 pandemic never arose, except for in the president's remarks at the start of the event, touting the accomplishments his administration has made in the U.S.'s year-long fight.

Biden Denies Any Role in Causing Migrant Surge:  Not 'Because I'm a Nice Guy'.  During his first press conference as president, Joe Biden on Thursday denied that his policies and rhetoric were to blame for the surge of migrants at the border, doubled his first 100 days COVID-19 vaccination goal, and chastised Republicans for pushing voting restrictions that he called "un-American" and "sick."  Biden also addressed American foreign policy in Afghanistan, China and North Korea; took digs at his predecessor, Donald Trump; and said he expects to run for re-election in 2024.  When asked if he is open to eliminating the Senate filibuster, Biden agreed with critics who say it is a "relic of Jim Crow" that's been abused.  But he declined to fully endorse getting rid of the rule.  And he painted himself as a realist who was "hired to solve problems, not create divisions."

Joe Biden Tells Kamala Harris:  Get Latino Gov'ts to Enforce Border Controls.  President Joe Biden directed Vice-President Kamala Harris on Wednesday to get the Mexican and Central American governments to forcibly block poor migrants moving towards the United States.  "The Vice President agreed ... agreed to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept returnees, and enhanced migration enforcement at their borders — at their borders," Biden said in an afternoon press conference.  "We're already talking to Mexico about that," he revealed.

Leftist Crank Calls Joe Biden a "Decent Moral Person" During Presser — Called Trump Voters "White Supremacists" During Trump's Presser.  Far left PBS hack Yamiche Alcindor told MSNBC that covering President Trump in the White House is a "team sport" and they have each other's back in their hatred of the president.  This comes to a surprise to no one.  The liberal White House media has been against this president and any outsideer who threatens their leftist clique.

Biden says he would 'be flattered' if migrants are surging because of him.  President Biden on Thursday said he would "be flattered" if migrants were surging to the US-Mexico border because of him — but denied he was to blame for the crisis and insisted that migration waves generally happen this time of year.  Biden faced multiple questions about the border debacle at his first formal White House press conference, including about migrants who are telling reporters they were motivated to illegally enter the US because of the perception Biden would welcome them.  "Well look, I guess I should be flattered if people are coming because I'm the nice guy — that's the reason why it's happening — that I'm a decent man, or however it's phrased, that's why they are coming, because they know Biden's a good guy."

Trump slams Biden's claim he left children 'starving to death' on the border and condemns president's own 'outrageous' handling of migrant crisis as 'inhumane'.  Donald Trump has lashed out at President Joe Biden, calling his border policy 'outrageous' and 'inhumane' after Biden accused him of letting migrant children 'starve to death'.  At his press conference on Thursday, Biden had said: 'The idea that I'm going to say, which I would never do, if an unaccompanied child ends up at the border, we're just going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side — no previous administrations did either, except Trump.'  'First of all, it's just the opposite,' Trump said in response to Biden's remark in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.  [Video clip]

Media Slobbers Over Biden's Press Conference Performance, But Even With One Reporter, Reality Creeps In.  Now while we and most Americans saw that disaster of a Joe Biden press conference yesterday, even before it started, we predicted that no matter how much Biden messed up, a lot of the media would just declare it a great success and how he triumphed over that evil Republican speculation about his cognitive issues.  It of course was a disaster, as we reported [elsewhere].  [Tweet]  It of course is a huge scandal, but media is refusing delivery on it.  When he did deliver 'answers,' like this one to when he would commit to transparency to letting the media talk to the CBP and see the border facilities, his answer was an insult, basically, I'll let you see things when we have it all under control and it wouldn't embarrass us.

Biden relied on 14-point font prompt cards during his first press conference, including one with the head shots of journalists he planned to call on in order.  Images taken during President Joe Biden's first press conference on Thursday showed him using cheat sheets - which did not prevent him from misstating key facts and losing his train of thought at times.  The 78-year-old Democrat is seen holding one sheet that showed the headshots of journalists at the press conference that he planned to call on.  Another cheat card listed stats about infrastructure, but Biden was still forced to correct himself after mistakenly saying the US ranked 85th in the world in infrastructure.

Here Are Some of the Biden Cheat Sheets He Used During the Press Conference.  We've been reporting what a disaster that the Joe Biden press conference was earlier today.  It seemed clear that he had a preselected list of folks he was going to call on, not calling on any conservative outlets or media like Fox's Peter Doocy who clearly would be asking tough questions.  It also appeared that he was basically reading the answers to questions at various points, leading one to ask if he knew the questions in advance.  Even if he didn't, he was just basically reading off notes of prewritten answers at many points.  He only ultimately only took questions from ten reporters, hardly a freewheeling press conference.  He wasn't asked about his son, his fall going up the steps to Air Force One or any question about holding China accountable for the coverup of the virus.  Apparently Doocy intended to ask about that last question.

This May Have Been the Dumbest Line of Biden's Painful Press Conference.  I have to admit, I almost felt sorry for Joe Biden during his ridiculous press conference on Thursday.  Watching this sham of an event was excruciating, particularly during the moments he seemed to forget what he was trying to say.  But perhaps one of most ridiculous parts of the press conference, when Biden actually succeeded in getting through a sentence without losing his train of thought, was when he made an absurd attack on Republican efforts to strengthen election integrity in various states.  "What I'm worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is.  It's sick.  It's sick," he said.  "I'm convinced that we'll be able to stop this, because it is the most pernicious thing — this makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle."  Yes, he actually said that.  [Video clip]

Biden's presser.  President Biden lost his train of thought a couple of times, but didn't melt down in any significant way in his first presidential press conference.  He called on only 10 reporters in roughly an hour and 15 minutes.  All of the reporters called upon were friendlies, some of whom, especially NPR's Yamiche Alcindor, seemed to be helping him present his narrative.  The contrast to the contentious tone of President Trump's press conferences was stark.  I watched the whole thing and it was boring.

Trump says media asked 'softball' questions at Biden presser.  Former President Donald Trump on Thursday night [3/25/2021] blasted what he called "softball" questions asked by reporters during President Joe Biden's first press conference earlier in the day.  Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump said Biden's presser was like a "different world" compared to when he faced questions from the Washington press corps.  "It was like softballs, like you're throwing softballs — and it's just a different world," the former president said.  "Nobody's seen anything like it.  It's very sad to watch actually, they're feeding him questions, they're easy questions," Trump said.  The press pool at Thursday's briefing was limited to 25 reporters and Biden only took questions from a list of journalists whose names and outlets he read from a cue card.

Biden cheat sheet
NY Post:  Biden used cheat sheets in his presser — and we have it on camera.  What's the worse story here — that Joe Biden used "cheat sheets" in his first full press conference, or that he used them badly?  Both, really, although the featured image in the New York Post tweet isn't much of a cheat sheet.  It's a seat map, which allowed Biden to choose questions by name:  [Tweet]  That seems like reasonable preparation more than "cheating."  When it comes to the cards that reminded Biden what his own policies are, well ... that's a problem.  And misreading them in the moment is an even more embarrassing problem, of course.

Peter Doocy Reacts to Being Ignored at Biden's First Solo Presser.  "This was an embarrassment to the press corps, guys," Fox News contributor Joe Concha said after President Biden's press conference on Thursday [3/25/2021].  Biden called on ten reporters, none of whom were Fox News's Peter Doocy.  And that's a shame, he said after the fact.  Because, as he demonstrated for viewers, he literally had a binder full of questions for the president.

Biden lies, and the media doesn't question it.  Three big things stood out in President Biden's first press conference.
  [#1]   The leader of the free world is often lost at sea and says many things that are blatantly false.
  [#2]   The media is in the tank and cannot be trusted to hold him accountable.
  [#3]   Because of Nos. 1 and 2, America is headed for serious trouble.
For this sickening spectacle we had to wait 64 days?  Still, the event was meaningful in one distressing way.  Now we know beyond all doubt there is no way to deny the terrifying truth.  This was Biden's coming out party, and the nation faces a mess that will only grow worse with time.  The man who campaigned on unity is hell-bent on permanent polarization, meaning cancel culture and the supercharged racial climate are here to stay.

Are We Just Going to Let Biden's Massive Brain Malfunction During His First Presser Slip Under the Radar?  [Scroll down]  Are we just going to let this slide?  We won't, but the Democrat-media complex will though they have to know yesterday's presser was rough.  To their credit, I will say a couple of questions were good.  One centered on whether his administration rescinded Trump's border enforcement protocols too soon.  The other related to transparency as Biden is preventing the media from visiting the centers that are packed with illegal alien children.  There's a reason.  It's bad inside. it's a humanitarian crisis.  It's one that the liberal media thought Trump was responsible for but wasn't.  It's here — and the Democrats are doing all they can to hide it since there's another narrative brewing right now which is in a mere two months, this administration has suffered serial failures.  We have a border crisis, the economy is still shaky, schools are still closed, our foreign policy team got rolled by China in a key Alaska meeting, and the president doesn't know what's going on.

Joe Biden's Mind Melts and the White House Immediately Calls a Lid, and It Tells Us Something.  Earlier today, Joe Biden gave one of the more embarrassing press conferences you'll see from a president.  As RedState chronicled here, here, and here, all the overpreparation in the world didn't seem to matter.  Despite holding mock briefings, something unheard of for a routine presidential presser, and having a binder full of answers to questions, Biden's mind still managed to meltdown several times throughout the event.

Biden Lies:  This Immense Border Surge Is Just A Standard Seasonal Thing.  This wasn't the only immigration lie he told at today's presser.  Rich Lowry has a list of others, like Biden falsely claiming that Trump treated immigrants more harshly than was actually the case or that his policies didn't succeed at reducing illegal immigration.  (They did, although the pandemic had a hand in that as well.)  He also insisted that the "vast majority of families" arriving at the border are being turned away.  If that was true before, it hasn't been true recently:  Between March 14 and 21, just 13 percent of family members were being sent back into Mexico.  But the big lie is the one the White House keeps telling, that what's happening at the border right now is the same ol' surge we see every spring and has nothing to do with Biden's policies.

Biden's Woeful Press Conference.  In evading this reality throughout the press conference, Biden resorted to a haze of misrepresentations, and inadvertently exposed the senselessness of his own policy.  In response to [Cecilia] Vega, he echoed a distortion often made by his Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and said that Trump had dumped children into the Mexican desert.  Except Biden made the charge even more lurid by alleging that Trump had let children starve to death.  This is a disgraceful and stupid charge.  The Trump administration either flew back migrants to their home countries directly or handed them over to Mexican authorities to do the same.  No one was pushed into the desert.

Also posted under Lies about immigration and border security.

Biden's 'News' conference lite.  We finally had our Biden news conference.  I suspected it would be performance art, nothing more.  I was correct.  Biden obviously had a stack of well-ordered notes on his podium.  No paper was flipped.  He barely blinked.  He called on ten predetermined "diverse" people.  He was not surprised by any question.  He picked the reporters by first name.  He very conspicuously did not call on the representative from Fox News.  When it started, it was a case of "queue the predictable questions." Biden would look down at his notes, then look the camera in the eye, advertise his good-guy status, and skewer Trump whenever possible.  There was no doubt that he'd had hours, even days, of rehearsal.

Biden Is Lying.  The Biden press conference was a train wreck and disgrace on the border.  He repeated the Alejandro Mayorkas line that Trump was just pushing unaccompanied minors back into Mexico, when the truth is that they were flown home and handed over to social-service agencies in their countries.  He then went even further, referring to Trump letting minors starve and die.  He maintained that Trump hadn't diminished the flow at the border, which is completely false.  He gave no indication of any serious plan for us to do a better job of policing our own border, instead emphasizing building more shelters to house the migrants who are coming in record numbers.  And he missed the point when a reporter asked a question about a small boy from Central America whose mother told the reporter she had sent him because she believed that Biden would let him into the United States.  This performance would be roasted from beginning to end by fact-checkers — if they had any integrity.

A general overview of Biden's first press conference.  From the very first moment of Biden's first press conference, one could tell that the days of Trump press conferences were gone.  You remember those days, don't you?  Gotcha questions, lectures, fights, interruptions, blatant disrespect — not from Trump, but from the media.  It was they who created a sense of chaos and divisiveness, not Trump.  It was very different this time.  The media were on their best behavior but even they couldn't protect Biden from himself.  Other posts here address more substantive issues raised in the press conference.  This is just about style points for both Biden and the media.

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