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IN MY ORBIT: Can The Media Stop Slobbering Over Joe Biden Now?

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I am very sick of the clapping seals of the legacy media whose sole aim is to prop Joe Biden up, carry water for anything that spews out of his mouth, and who think that this Kabuki theater of puppet leadership is just wonderful and good for the country. Especially after this horrifically rushed and ill-conceived withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Bozos like Robert Reich and Jennifer Rubin will do what they do. But the legacy media really needs to admit that we have no one at the helm. Elvis left the building some time ago, and we have no idea who is behind the curtain.

Take the 20-minute speech Biden gave just this afternoon, to address the Afghanistan debacle. Terrible, on so many levels. Not only did he double down that he did nothing wrong, but he blamed Trump and his buddy Obama—and let’s not forget Dubya!—for why he was in the mess in the Middle East in the first place.

“In my 20 years, I’ve learned the hard way, there was no good way to withdraw our forces.”

Is that so? Biden was around in 1975 and part of the Senate. You would have thought he’d have learned something from the failures of other administrations, especially the Democrat ones. Think Lyndon B. Johnson getting us into Vietnam, then fast forward to the Fall of Saigon.

Instead, a month ago, Biden straight up denied the disastrous horror of people grabbing onto plane wheels and trying to escape Kabul would happen:

Q    Mr. President, some Vietnamese veterans see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal in Afghanistan.  Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam, with some people feeling —

THE PRESIDENT:  None whatsoever.  Zero.  What you had is — you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy — six, if I’m not mistaken.

The Taliban is not the south — the North Vietnamese army. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability.  There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan.  It is not at all comparable.

Q    And, Mr. President —

Q    Mr. President, can I —

THE PRESIDENT:  I’ll take him and then I’ll — and then I’ll go — I’ll go to the other side.  Hang on a second.

Q    Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, first of all, the mission hasn’t failed, yet.  There is in Afghanistan — in all parties, there’s been corruption.  The question is, can there be an agreement on unity of purpose?  What is the objective?

For example, it started off — there were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan government.  That — that of — it didn’t come to — it didn’t come to fruition.

So the question now is, where do they go from here?  That — the jury is still out.  But the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.

Now that everything Biden said wouldn’t happen is happening, he is essentially saying it’s the Afghani forces and leaders fault, and yeah, the people who got us in Afghanistan in the first place, and everyone who kept us there. How cavalierly he smears not only former President Obama, but the military leadership and the men and women who gave their lives, their bodies, and their years to this mission.

The only acknowledgement Biden makes that he might be complicit in some way, was this throwaway line,

“it did unfold more quickly than we anticipated.”

What. A. Douche.

He always has been.

Even now, his State Department tools are denying any lack of coordination, when evidence on the ground, reported by RedState’s own Hollie McKay and others says otherwise.

Biden ordered the withdrawal, despite objections from his generals. Members of Congress alerted him that this could blowback severely on the allies who assisted the U.S. military all these years, and plans should be made for their safe evacuation.

Biden didn’t do squat. Now, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Outstanding) is working to save lives and clean up Biden’s mess.

If there was a media that challenged Biden and his administration on their assumptions of being the adults here, and we know best, the outcome of at least our allies might have been different. Sadly, when the media is complicit to go along with the gaslighting and posturing, the end result is often worse than anticipated, on top of the lives that are lost.

 

Only time will tell whether lessons have been learned by the legacy media, and whether the fawning coverage will become more muted. The fact that Biden continues in his hubris and inability to connect with reality, should be a warning call for all of them. But, the legacy media is just as invested in keeping Biden propped up, because like Obama, he is a creation of their making in order to suit a Leftist agenda.

 

Nobody needs to praise Biden for this mess. He deserves all the scorn, rebuke, and condemnation he is getting from Afghanis who are here in the United States watching their country burn; from the veterans who did tours and gave life and limb, and the Gold Star families whose husbands, wives, children, gave their all and deserved better than this.

The plans for withdrawal may have been necessary and even praiseworthy; the actual execution of it? Nothing to give praise over. Biden is responsible for this execution, and the execution is FUBAR.

But what is also FUBAR is a media that fails to acknowledge that Biden has not ever been fully in charge, and that we have no idea who is pulling the strings, nor are they zealous to unmask the puppet masters.

This slobbering must stop. It’s time for real journalists to enter the fray.