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ABC/NBC Cover-Up Biden Asking Black Journo ĎAre You a Junkie?,' CBS Edits Vid
Media Research Center Newsbusters ^ | August 5th, 2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro

Posted on 08/06/2020 6:12:49 AM PDT by Mount Athos

In an attempt on Wednesday to again protect their presidential candidate from himself, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News spiked an interview Joe Biden did the National Association for Black and Hispanic Journalists. In the controversial video, Biden snapped at black CBS correspondent Errol Barnett (who asked about Biden’s mental fitness) and demanded to know, “Are you a junkie?!”

Biden’s racist comment was played unedited earlier in the day during CBS This Morning. But as the controversy grew, political correspondent Ed O’Keefe continued his weeks-long efforts to protect and promote Biden by suggesting the junkie comment was directed at President Trump during the CBS Evening News. In that effort, O’Keefe edited out their own reporter’s question.

According to O’Keefe, Biden was supposedly “brush[ing] off questions raised by Mr. Trump about his mental fitness, telling black and Latino journalists, including CBS' Errol Barnett, that he's never taken a cognitive.” But back in reality, Biden was snapping at Barnett and O'Keefe refused to point out that Biden had once claimed that he had taken a cognitive test, which meant Biden was lying in some way.

Here’s what O’Keefe didn’t want Evening News viewers to witness and judge Biden on:

BARNETT: President Trump has made his mental ability and agility a campaign topic. And Vice President Biden previously said in June he's always confidently tested on the campaign trail. But I had a more specific question. Here's the exchange: Please clarify specifically, have you taken a cognitive test?

BIDEN: No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man. That's like saying, before you got in this program you take a test where you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?

As for ABC, senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce boosted another Biden conspiracy theory. “Hitting back today, Joe Biden said, the only things that can stop the Democratic Party now are ‘Trump defunding the post office and interfering with the election,’” she said.

She then boasted: “Biden today reveals he won't travel to Milwaukee to accept the nomination, saying he wants to do it in his home state of Delaware, calling it the right thing to do.”

Meanwhile on NBC, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett also commended Biden on staying home in his basement instead of attending the Democratic convention in. “Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee later this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president due to coronavirus concerns. Convention organizers announced today he will now deliver that speech from his home state of Delaware,” he reported.

Leading into Bennett’s report, anchor Lester Holt didn’t hide how one-sided the segment would be:

With the COVID pandemic still raging, it was announced today that Joe Biden will not travel to this month's Democratic convention. His rival, President Trump, meantime is sending more mixed messages about mail-in voting.

This new protection of Biden came after ABC and CBS had ignored his previous answer to a question about his slipping cognitive faculties, and NBC touted it. They also covered up Biden’s lie that 120 million Americans had died from COVID-19.

The networks’ protection for their presidential candidate was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Fisher Investments on ABC, HomeAdviser on CBS, and Allstate on NBC. Their contact information is linked if you want to tell them about what they’re funding. CBS Evening News has also asked that people text anchor Norah O’Donnell at this number: (202) 217-1107.

The transcripts are below, click "expand" to read:

ABC’s World News Tonight August 5, 2020 6:38:52 p.m. Eastern

(…)

MARY BRUCE: Hitting back today, Joe Biden said, the only things that can stop the Democratic Party now are “Trump defunding the post office and interfering with the election." Biden today reveals he won't travel to Milwaukee to accept the nomination, saying he wants to do it in his home state of Delaware, calling it the right thing to do.

(…)

CBS Evening News August 5, 2020 6:41:16 p.m. Eastern

(…)

ED O’KEEFE: Biden today also brushed off questions raised by Mr. Trump about his mental fitness, telling black and Latino journalists, including CBS' Errol Barnett, that he's never taken a cognitive.

JOE BIDEN: No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man! That's like saying, you, before you got in this program, did you take a test whether you're taking cocaine or not? What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?

(…)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2020election; cbs; clowncar; delaware; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; errolbarnett; joebiden; joeclowncarbiden; junkie; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; seebs; smearmachine
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They'd only ever do this for the democrat candidate.

They aren't journalists at all, it isn't news, they are propagandists and public relations for leftists

1 posted on 08/06/2020 6:12:49 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

To think, Romney will be voting for this clown.


2 posted on 08/06/2020 6:15:46 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Mount Athos

Yup

And the best/worst is yet to come.


3 posted on 08/06/2020 6:17:25 AM PDT by gasport (Coetus Democratorum delendus est)
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To: Mount Athos

Biden and the cool speak. Cmon man were brothers. You know the thing.


4 posted on 08/06/2020 6:19:21 AM PDT by magua (It's not racism, it's just that thisBecause it’s being reported that a lot of this started in 2015.)
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To: Mount Athos

Old KKK Joe is at it again. Black guy=junkie every time in his demented world


5 posted on 08/06/2020 6:19:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: Mount Athos
Winston examined the four slips of paper which he had unrolled. Each contained a message of only one or two lines, in the abbreviated jargon--not actually Newspeak, but consisting largely of Newspeak words--which was used in the Ministry for internal purposes. They ran:

cbs 5.8.20 jb interview malreported junkie rectify

... The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it, to rectify.

6 posted on 08/06/2020 6:20:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (In 2016 Obama ended America's 220 year tradition of peaceful transfer of power after az><n election.)
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To: Mount Athos

Are there actually still people watching network news? How in the world do they stay on the air? Has the sportsball money been subsidizing this garbage for the past decade? I’m sure a lot of silly women and queers watch the morning shows, but who actually watches the news on the networks? I guess they put a lot of videos online, but I still doubt many people watch them compared to the cable networks.


7 posted on 08/06/2020 6:21:45 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Biden has dementia.)
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“They aren’t journalists at all, it isn’t news, they are propagandists and public relations for leftists”

They don’t even bother trying to conceal this anymore.


8 posted on 08/06/2020 6:22:23 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie (When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

The fourth estate has become the fifth column.


9 posted on 08/06/2020 6:30:42 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Mount Athos

Personally, I think Basementman’s statement that he was “forward-looking” to debating Trump, and the slurring of his words should have been mentioned as well.


10 posted on 08/06/2020 6:30:50 AM PDT by euram
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To: Mount Athos
political correspondent Ed O’Keefe continued his weeks-long efforts to protect and promote Biden by suggesting the junkie comment was directed at President Trump during the CBS Evening News. In that effort, O’Keefe edited out their own reporter’s question.

Ed O'Keefe is the wimp who allowed Biden to grab him by the shirt collar during another primary season ad hoc interview when Joe lost it.

11 posted on 08/06/2020 6:32:56 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: Mount Athos

Spiked? It’s all over the internet.


12 posted on 08/06/2020 6:33:07 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Mount Athos

It’s up to US to tell everyone you meet in a debate about the two Presidential candidates that Byedone is a brain dead idiot. And don’t back down!


13 posted on 08/06/2020 6:34:14 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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wow - when was the last time the word junkie was used? 1982? Joe is the crotchety old man, stuck in the past - personified.


14 posted on 08/06/2020 6:36:51 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Mount Athos

Despicable, but expected.

Contact the advertisers about what it is they are funding.

I sometimes get Fisher Investments crap in the mail. Normally, I just destroy it. I’m now motivated to send them an e-mail telling them I will never invest with them b/c of what they are supporting.


15 posted on 08/06/2020 6:37:34 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply.)
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To: Mount Athos

The media is running the Biden campaign. They are campaigning for him. They should just admit it.


16 posted on 08/06/2020 6:42:30 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: AndyJackson
Spiked? It’s all over the internet.

Sometimes the Little Dutch Boy tries to stick his finger in the leak of Three Gorges Dam. It's just too much water for him to stop.

But what happens if Twitter and Facebook decide to spike it too?

17 posted on 08/06/2020 6:44:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (In 2016 Obama ended America's 220 year tradition of peaceful transfer of power after az><n election.)
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To: Mount Athos

Put this in an ad.


18 posted on 08/06/2020 6:45:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Mount Athos

Journalists stink.


19 posted on 08/06/2020 6:45:52 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Mount Athos
“Are you a junkie?!” Biden’s racist comment was played unedited...

Imagine if Trump said this.

20 posted on 08/06/2020 6:46:57 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby!)
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