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But admits dates don’t add up, details are ‘wrong,’ and facts are ‘shaved’
The New York Times has unleashed a piece describing how Joe Biden “exaggerates.”
But those who “lie”?
That would be President Donald Trump. And Bill Clinton. Even Ronald Reagan.
At Off the Press was a link to the Times’ piece, with the headline, “NYT: Biden’s BS-ing just adds up to a lot of, well, lying.”
Biden’s verbal gaffes and blunders already have created a library of folklore. But the facts are he’s claimed “Made in America” is two words, and J-O-B-S is only three letters.
Then there are the “embellishments,” on which the Times focuses. It excuses his frequent lies with, “President Biden has been unable to break himself of the habit of embellishing narratives to weave a political identity.”
It describes how Biden “has embraced storytelling as a way of connecting with his audience.”
But was it something more than “exaggeration” when, as the Times report confirms, “Standing in front of Floridians who had lost everything during Hurricane Ian, President Biden on Wednesday recalled his own house being nearly destroyed 15 years ago: ‘We didn’t lose our whole home, but lightning struck and we lost an awful lot of it.'”
But reports from the time of the event in Delaware said it was only a “small fire that was contained to the kitchen.”
Biden also has made statements about being a fierce civil-rights activist who was arrested over and over. He wasn’t.
“He has claimed to have been an award-winning student who earned three degrees. And last week, speaking on the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico, he said he had been ‘raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically,'” the report said.
Biden even often interrupts his own “story-telling” with “Not a joke!” That comes as, “Mr. Biden’s folksiness can veer into folklore, with dates that don’t quite add up and details that are exaggerated or wrong, the factual edges shaved off to make them more powerful for audiences.”
The Times does admit that Biden moves into instances of “exaggeration and falsehood,” but only then to explain immediately that leftist fact-checkers believe that President Trump surpassed Biden in lying.
According to the Times, while Biden adopts exaggeration, it claims, “Former President Donald J. Trump lied constantly.”
It cited as an example of Trump’s “lies,” his claim that Biden stole the 2020 election.
But in fact, analysts have charged, and evidence supports, the fact that had not the FBI, well known now for its leftist political advocacy, not interfered in the 2020 vote by complaining to social media companies about Russian “disinformation” at the time the New York Post was reporting accurately on the Biden clan’s international business dealings, and social media not acted to suppress that information, President Trump probably would have won re-election.
They have reached the same conclusion regarding the $400 million plus that Mark Zuckerberg handed out to mostly leftist local elections officials who largely used that money tor recruit votes from Democrat districts.
The Times piece makes no reference to those facts, only citing Trump for his “big lie” about a stolen election.
It does admit that Biden’s “fictions” are “emblematic of how the president, over nearly five decades in public life, has been unable to break himself of the habit of spinning embellished narratives, sometimes only loosely based on the facts, to weave together his political identity.”
The Times also admits that as far back as 1987, when he was running for president and attempted to “adopt someone else’s life story as his own,” he was “forced” to withdraw.
“He obviously has this tendency, where he’s a good and decent man who in politics has felt like he could stretch the truth up to a point just like virtually every president has done,” Eric Alterman told the Times.
He’s the author of “Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie — and Why Trump Is Worse.”
He suggested people don’t care about lies of this kind.
“These are the kinds of lies that people’s grandfathers tell,” he said.
But even he has it all wrong, according to the White House.
“President Biden has brought honesty and integrity back to the Oval Office,” said Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman. “Like he promised, he gives the American people the truth right from the shoulder and takes pride in being straight with the country about his agenda and his values; including by sharing life experiences that have shaped his outlook and that hardworking people relate to.”
Complaining that Bill Clinton lied under oath when he said, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky,” and President Ronald Reagan when he said he shot footage of Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II, the Times noted how Biden’s “critics have seized on his falsehoods to depict him as either a purposeful liar or a forgetful old man.”
But the reported noted Biden’s lies, including back in 1987 when he claimed he “went to law school of a full academic scholarship,” and ended up “in the top half” of his class.
He later admitted it was only a partial scholarship and he was 76th out of 85 students that year.
“I exaggerate when I’m angry,” Biden told The New York Times in September 1987, “but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me.”
But the Times admitted, in 2019, “Mr. Biden described how he had traveled to Afghanistan to pin a Silver Star on a Navy captain for retrieving the body of a fellow American from a 60-foot ravine,” insisting the story was “the God’s truth.”
“But as The Washington Post pointed out, it was an Army specialist, not a Navy captain, who had rescued his comrade. Former President Barack Obama, not Mr. Biden, awarded that soldier the Presidential Medal of Honor, not the Silver Star. And the ceremony took place at the White House, not in Afghanistan.”
Multiple times Biden has talked about riding an Amtrak to visit his sick mother in 2015 or 2016, and talking with a train conductor. But Biden’s mother died in 2010. The conductor also had been dead for several years by 2015, the Times admitted.
“Last year, Mr. Biden said he remembered ‘spending time at’ and ‘going to’ the Tree of Life Synagogue, where 11 people were massacred in 2018. The White House later admitted he had never visited, but had talked to the rabbi on the phone,” the Times said.
Just this year Biden claimed to have been arrested while protesting for civil rights, but there’s no evidence of that.
He also lied about visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa and being arrested.
WND reported only last month how Biden, during his inaugural address, talked about “unity.”
Eight times, according to Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard.
But it must rank among his biggest lies, as a plurality of Americans reveal in a new poll that he has divided the nation, not brought it together.
Pollster Jonathan Zogby earlier confirmed that women, Hispanics and younger voters were abandoning him in droves. And a new poll found the same results.
Only 38.4% said Biden has done more to unite the country. The rest said he has divided American, 48.5%, or they don’t know, 13.2%.
Biden repeated the claim – known to be false – about Trump’s reference to “very fine” people.
In fact, Trump made it clear during his remarks on the Charlottesville riot in 2017 that he was not referring to “the neo-Nazis and white nationalists” as “fine” people, explicitly declaring “they should be condemned totally.”
His reference – as a CNN contributor pointed out in a rebuke to his network colleagues – was to the people on both sides of the issue of whether or not to maintain statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate figures.
Biden, in one of many occasions in which he repeated the lie, said during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that Trump’s words in 2017 were “a wake-up call for us as a country” and, for him, “a call to action.”
When Kamala Harris repeated the lie during the vice-presidential debate in October 2020, then-Vice President Mike Pence rebutted her and delivered a word to media who have peddled it.
“You know, I think this is one of the things that makes people dislike the media so much in this country. That you selectively edit, just like Sen. Harris did, comments that President Trump and I and others on our side of the aisle make,” Pence said. “Sen. Harris conveniently omitted after the president made comments about people on either side of the debate over monuments, he condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, and has done so repeatedly.”
Biden also strayed from the truth, according to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., during the pandemic.
The senator said Biden “lied to the American public that this was a pandemic of the unvaxxed.”
But a judge in the dispute confirmed that federal officials told Trump they would proceed with giving the FBI access “to the records in question,” “as requested by the incumbent president.”
Biden also has many times has claimed he had no discussions with, nor knew anything about, his son Hunter’s international business schemes despite the abundant evidence he routinely met with foreign actors doing business with Hunter, was identified by participants as being in line for a 10% share of at least one major deal, and in fact publicly boasted of using a threat to coerce Ukraine officials into firing a prosecutor looking into corruption at Burisma, which then was paying Hunter a million dollars a year to be on its board.