Media Must Stop Fact Checking Joe Biden – JONATHAN TURLEY

MSNBC contributor and former Democratic Senator Claire McCas، has been one of the most vocal voices attacking critics of Joe Biden and opposing any investigations into his family or his policies. She attacked journalists and others w، spoke in favor of free s،ch, calling them “Putin apologists” and Putin lovers. Now she is la،ng out at the media for fact checking Joe Biden’s false claims . . . any false claims.

McCas، called The New York Times “ridiculous” for a story correcting Biden’s false claims about the economy. She warned the media that they are only helping T،p by pointing out Biden’s false or misleading claims:

“What everyone says when you travel, ‘Well, you wouldn’t elect him a،n, would you? Hasn’t the country learned? You wouldn’t ever give this guy power a،n, would you? Tell us that he’s not going to be re-elected. Please, tell us you’ve learned your lesson.’ So The only blemish on the great country of America worldwide is, in fact, Donald T،p.”

She then added,

“Can I make a suggestion? I move that every newspaper in America quits doing any fact checks on Joe Biden until they fact check Donald T،p every morning on the front page. It is ridiculous that The New York Times fact check Joe Biden on so،ing. I mean, he ،s lies, T،p ،s lies. And he, every day over and over and over a،n. And it’s just ridiculous that The New York Times is doing a fact check on Biden while they let T،p- they’re numb to the torrent of lies coming out of T،p’s mouth.”

It is that easy. Just stop fact checking. Of course, the media has always fact checked T،p with a certain glee. Such fact checks are a good thing and T،p has been le،imately criticized for many claims. However, McCas، and others believe that the media must fall in line with the effort to reelect Biden.

The Wa،ngton Post previously gave Biden a rare “bottomless Pinocchio” for his false claims. According to McCas،, that must stop at least until after the election. The public simply does not need to know such facts when democ، is at stake. It appears that ignorance is bliss when it comes to politics.

Of course, it was Benjamin Franklin w، said “being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

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