RedState Weekly Briefing: Tucker Bemuses, Barack Excuses, Jill Abuses

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Welcome to the RedState Weekly Briefing  — where we take a quick look at the week’s most viewed stories in case you missed any of them. Grab a cup of coffee (or a frosty cold beer — it's officially summer, after all), and sit down with this 21st Century Weekend Edition of your favorite (online) publication! 


#1 - WATCH: Tucker Carlson Delivers an Absolute Masterclass in How to Deal With a Dishonest Reporter — by Bonchie

What you just witnessed is my favorite tactic for dealing with dishonest journalists. To put it simply, never accept their premises. Remember, we are often talking about pampered trust-fund kids when it comes to modern reporters. They don't like to work, and they see their job as making headlines, not news. In other words, they are lazy, and they will very often make an allegation based on something they've read on social media without ever verifying it themselves. 

Has that reporter actually watched thousands of episodes of Carlson's show to know "white" replacement has been brought up "4,000 times?" Of course, she hasn't. In this instance, she was repeating a stereotype and one that just so happened to be false. Carlson could have gotten defensive and attempted to defend the ground she laid out. Instead, he pulled the rug out from under her, challenging her to cite where he's ever said "white people" are being replaced. That left her stammering and unable.

#2 - Even Obama Admits It Was a 'Bad' Debate for Joe Biden, Gets Brutally Ratioed — by Bob Hoge

“But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself,” the 44th president waxed poetically. But does he even believe that utter nonsense? Joe’s policies have hurt ”ordinary folks” more than anyone with his rampant inflation, divisive gender wars, and porous border. Does he care about Laken RileyJocelyn Nungaray, or any of the other victims murdered and/or raped by illegal aliens who have slipped into our country under his watch? Does he care about the nation's young people, many of whom at this point have no realistic chance of buying a home in the future? It certainly does not appear that way.

Biden's meandering, listless appearance will go down in the books as perhaps the worst debate performance in history.


#3 - WATCH: Troubling Post-Debate Moment With Joe and Jill Biden and Another Handler Has People Talking — by Sister Toldjah

But it was something that happened just after the debate concluded that's gotten people talking, and it involves Biden's handler-in-chief, Jill Biden.

Because there was no studio audience, we didn't get any shots while the debate was going on of any family members, friends, or others who were there in support of the candidates. But as soon as the debate was over and as soon as she got the opportunity, the First Lady - who is often seen pushing the purported leader of the free world and directing him on where he needs to go, rushed onto the stage.

Video clips show her briefly hugging him and then immediately trying to guide a frozen-looking Joe Biden away from the podium and toward two steps. She grabs either his hand or arm, and they move forward, with Biden shuffling slowly, eventually gingerly stepping down.

#4 - Jill Biden Treats Joe Like a Child in Sad and Infuriating Remarks After Debate — by Nick Arama

"Joe, you did such a great job. You answered every question. You knew all the facts," she said. "And what did Trump do?" she asked the crowd. "Lie!"  On the contrary, it was Biden who lied — constantly. 

Meanwhile Biden just stood there, like he had no idea what was going on, with this vacant look on his face, but Mommy was praising him and might give him an ice cream. 

I'm sorry, Jill Biden is just a horrible human being. Both because she's letting this happen to him, but then treating him like a three-year-old child there, in front of others, acting as though this was some great win for him instead of the unmitigated disaster it actually was.


#5 - CNN Springs Embarrassing 'Gotcha' Question on Trump and Ten Commandments, Ben Carson Was Ready — by Becca Lower

Phillip started to interrupt, but Carson wasn't finished, adding, "When you teach that at a young age, it makes a big difference."

She agreed with him that we should "teach people values," then lost the plot again when she cried about the fact that these would be from "one particular religion."

Carson ignored the attack on Christianity, bringing it back to the ballot box, saying "If the people of Louisiana don't believe in it, they can do something about it, can't they?" 

All the host could do was smirk. She was beaten.



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