CNN Defends Not Fact-Checking Joe Biden, It's Alternate Reality Material

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Last night, Joe Biden took the stage for a “town hall” with CNN. I put the description in scare quotes because it was anything but an honest event with normal citizens. Meanwhile, not once throughout the night did CNN “fact-check” Biden’s many lies, misstatements, and outright ridiculousness (for example, at one point, Biden claimed Trump could have saved every person who died of COVID).

The liberal network was ready with their excuse, though. Brian Stelter’s pet, Oliver Darcy, ran cover via his newsletter in what can only be called pure propaganda on his part.

Here’s the reason he claims they don’t fact-check Biden or treat him as tough as Donald Trump.

Now, we can assume that Darcy’s statement has no basis in fact simply because he’s saying it. This guy has zero credibility and is the worst kind of grifter. He rode conservative media until it catapulted him to CNN, at which point, he quickly sold any pretense of objectivity down the river. I respect someone who didn’t lie about who they were for years a lot more than someone who misleads their audience only to jump ship at the first opportunity.


But I digress. Darcy being a ridiculous, partisan hack isn’t news. Rather, what’s really noteworthy here is that what he’s saying is completely false. It needs to be pointed out and documented that Biden has an incredibly long history of lying as a public figure. That’s not even debatable and for CNN to pretend otherwise is deeply dishonest.

Let’s recall that Biden was made famous for plagiarism, a scandal he got caught up in while running for President the first time around. He lied about his qualifications and copied others’ work. Today, it’d be brushed off because he’s a Democrat, but at the time, it was treated as the low-life move it was. Let’s not forget his smearing of Judge Robert Bork either, which contained numerous misstatements. Biden even lied about the circumstances of his late wife’s car accident, trying to blame a man who was not responsible for what happened. As Vice President, Biden lied about the Iran deal, he lied about Benghazi, and he lied about Obamacare.

Just recently, Biden has lied about his views on fracking, the Iraq war, the Second Amendment, and his past views on cutting Social Security. I could keep going, but I think everyone gets the idea.


Joe Biden is a chronic liar. He has been for the 40+ years he’s been in public service. For any network to claim he’s just fundamentally more honest is laughable. The reason CNN doesn’t fact-check Biden is because their network is full of biased hacks, not because Biden is somehow more truthful. Oliver Darcy knows that, but when a person gives up any sense of principle to chase a buck, this is what you get.

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