CNN Interview of Biden Sets New Records for Groveling Softballs (but He Still Has Problems)

Joe Biden interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria. (Credit: CNN.)

During the reign of Chris Licht as the CNN CEO, at least they said they wanted to be objective. Given all their hosts who weren’t, that was going to be a tall order, and some of them were shown the door.


But now with Licht gone, they seem to have dispensed with all pretense of objectivity. They seem to have fully gone back to parroting the Democratic line—if they ever truly had stopped.

CNN Fareed Zakaria’s interview with Joe Biden seems to have set new records for groveling softballs tossed at Biden. We reported on some of this interview earlier and Biden’s position on cluster munitions and Ukraine’s desire to join NATO.

But the start of this was truly something else.

“Mr. President, you’ve often said when people ask you about your age, ‘Just watch me,’” Zakaria said to the 80-year-old Biden. “And I think a lot of people do watch you and are impressed, and they think you’ve been a great president. You’ve brought the economy back. You’ve restored relations with the world. But many of these people do say — and these are ardent supporters of yours — the next thing he should do is step aside and let another generation of Democrats take the baton. Why are they wrong?”


Yikes, who is he watching? Not the same Biden who all the rest of us are seeing. Exactly who are all these people who are “impressed” and who think he’s been “great”? The problem is we have been watching him, and that’s why people have a bad opinion of him. Most question his fitness for office/age.

Seventy-four percent think the country is on the wrong track. That doesn’t sound like a lot of people think he’s doing a great job. An ABC News/Washington Post survey in early May found only 18 percent of Americans “strongly approve” of the job Biden is doing as president. Those are pretty dismal numbers.

Zakaria is also stretching reality into a pretzel with his take that Biden “brought the economy back.” No, Biden destroyed the economy by overspending, driving us into record inflation that we hadn’t seen in 40 years. He hasn’t “restored relations with the world”; he’s made everything worse with a horrifically handled withdrawal from Afghanistan, which helped to embolden our enemies. Then we got the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. He’s emboldened China as well with his weakness.

Biden couldn’t even give a good answer to that softball question, hemming and hawing that it wasn’t about whether that was “right or wrong.”


I think I there is one thing that comes with age, if you’re being honest about it your whole life, and that is some wisdom. I think we’re on the cusp of being able to make significant positive changes in the world.

I think we have enormous opportunities. And I think I just want to finish the job. And I think we can do that in the next six years.

Except the problem is he hasn’t been honest on so many things, and he’s been wrong about so much for decades.

Biden continues to be factually challenged throughout the interview.

He claimed, “The price of oil is actually down, not up.” That is not the case.

He again repeated a false claim he’s made in the past that he came up with “The Quad,” when in fact it was former president Donald Trump who did it.


Then he completely waffled and backtracked after calling China’s leader Xi Jinping a dictator, saying it’s not whether he’s a “bad guy or a good guy” and that the circumstances are “enormously complicated.”

I bet. He can’t say Xi, the oppressive Communist leader, is a bad guy? Didn’t they just spy on us? Didn’t they lie to us about COVID? And he can’t say whether he’s a good or bad guy? This is why people have no confidence in him — Biden just has no idea what he is doing.


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