Vice President Joe Biden has done it again:
“Let me say to those quote ‘survivors’ [who spoke previously]. My God you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it, I mean it sincerely, just to hear you speak. You are truly, truly inspiring. I have never heard anything so beautiful.”
Look, I don't think Biden was trying to minimize the pain, suffering, and loss of the survivors. If I'm being charitable, I'd say he went off script and mangled the phrasing.
But this is common occurrence.
There are websites devoted to Biden's gaffes.
My beef here is the way the media covers for him. The man had an aneurysm in 1988 and may have suffered brain damage. But his erratic behavior is dismissed as harmless and indicative of nothing.
If these are the things he's saying in public, what is he doing when the cameras aren't rolling?
A complicit & compliant media
Here's a Google search of "Joe Biden" news stories from the past 24 hours:
Here are your standard "mainstream media" sources doing their coverage of the memorial. And because it was a single gaffe, they didn't focus on it.
Ok. Fair enough.
So, how about a more-specific search. Maybe some of these outlets did a sidebar story on the latest "Bidenism."
Here are the results of "Joe Biden" with the phrase "worth it":
Nothing from those same mainstream media sources.
Down the memory hole it goes. Wouldn't want any of the citizens to hear the latest cringe-inducing comments from the man who is a proverbial heartbeat away from the Presidency.
The New York Times DID do a story on a Biden gaffe.
Let's take a look:
Though the statements were greeted with outright disbelief by many gay activists, the episode nevertheless seemed “headed into the category of Joe Biden-isms, where the vice president accidentally speaks the truth,” one White House official said. “But then [Education Secretary] Arne Duncan was asked on Monday for his position and answered that he supported same-sex marriage. And then it was like, oh, they are going to ask every single cabinet member.”
Some of Obama’s top advisers urged him to take Biden to task for forcing his hand, but he refused. The first lady saw the whole thing as a blessing in disguise. The endless debate was over. You don’t have to dance around this issue anymore, she told her husband over breakfast on Wednesday, in a conversation she relayed afterward to several top White House officials.
“Enjoy this day,” she said as he headed off for his interview. “You are free.”
A Bidenism is when he "accidentally speaks the truth" ?!
What. The. Hell.
I give up.