Another media fail

The New York Times drops the ball again

Michael Greiner

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Fox News was just about gushing. The “left-wingNew York Times had published an article described as an “‘unflattering’ behind the scenes of Biden White House.” Oh my. The libs have been owned agin.

The article described a White House where Biden’s “folksy demeanor” belies a “short fuse and an obsession with details.” Apparently, Biden is guilty of… “gasp”… taking his job seriously.

His apparent crime, according to the article, is taking his time making decisions, consulting experts, and considering multiple points of view. Sometimes, he even agonizes over decisions for days. He is really kidding himself. What does he think his job is, making life and death decisions? Making policy for the most powerful country in the world? The nerve!

After all, his fastidiousness comes after four years of a president who wouldn’t read his briefing documents. And rather than sitting through long, drawn-out policy discussions, he wanted his policy briefings “with maps, charts, pictures and videos, as well as ‘killer graphics,” as former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put it.

So just who does Biden think he is?

Well, that is actually what The New York Times seemed to imply in its article published over the weekend…

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Michael Greiner

Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.