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Why Is the Media Suddenly Criticizing Joe Biden?

AMAC Exclusive – by Pat Conroy


Things just keep getting worse for Joe Biden. According to new polling released by Gallup, Biden’s job approval rating has fallen a whopping six points to 43%, the lowest of his fledgling presidency. “For the first time, a majority, 53%, now disapproves of Biden’s performance,” Gallup reports. But even worse for Biden is that, as the public has turned on him, so too has the usual last line of defense for Democrats – the media. In recent weeks, normally loyal media voices have suddenly gone rogue, daring to criticize and hold the Biden administration accountable for their failures.

One of the most shocking examples came from former Democrat campaign staffer and current host of MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd. During a media appearance last week, Todd skewered Biden’s “credibility crisis” when previewing his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. “He’s got a lot of work to do. The UN speech, look, he’s got some credibility issues on the world stage. [He has] to make sure that people still view America as a, not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world right now,” Todd said.

Those comments from a usually loyal media ally took direct aim at one of Biden’s central campaign platitudes that America would be “back” and beloved again by the international community if he was elected. However, following the abysmal Afghanistan withdrawal that left 13 American service members dead, failed drone strikes that killed innocent children instead of terrorists, and France recalling its ambassador to the U.S. for the first time in history, even the left-wing media can’t deny that America is in a far weaker global position than when President Trump left office.

The reviews of Biden’s U.N. speech from his favorite liberal outlets were equally harsh. The New York Times pointed out how Biden likes to bizarrely pretend the calamity unfolding recently is disconnected from his direct actions. “He [Biden] made only scant mention of the global discord his own actions have stirred, including the chaotic American retreat from Afghanistan as the Taliban retook control 20 years after they were routed,” the New York Times recounted.

The hyper-liberal magazine Slate also took Biden to task over his hollow speech which was filled with cognitive dissonance: “Still, Biden couldn’t drown out the hubbub over America’s actions—Biden’s actions—of the past several weeks. It wasn’t the actions themselves that caused rancor… rather, it was that Biden announced the moves without first consulting the allies, whose central importance he was now lauding before most of the world’s heads of state.” It appears no amount of apocalyptic climate change rhetoric or other progressive gobbledygook that filled the rest of Biden’s speech could distract from his clear record of failure, something even the corporate media could not cover up.

One topic unsurprisingly left out of Biden’s UN speech was the raging crisis at the southern border, which the media has also zeroed in on recently. MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle questioned Vice President Kamala Harris Monday for her absence during the ongoing crisis on the southern border despite being appointed the administration’s ‘border czar.’ “How about the message from our Vice President?” Ruhle asked. “Where is she? She was supposed to be in charge of all of these migration issues.” That question has been posed for months by Republican lawmakers and it has remained unanswered.

It is both striking and significant that members of what Trump dubbed ‘MSDNC’ (MSNBC) are turning on the Biden-Harris administration. In a complete 180 to the hysterical outrage over the Trump administration’s strong approach to border security, MSNBC commentators like Chuck Todd are now admitting the current administration’s immigration policies are a “magnet” for illegal migration.

Even Democrat politicians are admitting his policies are an abject failure. Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democrat Congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 presidential candidate, did not mince words in her criticism of the ongoing Biden border crisis: “The Biden/Harris open-door policy has been a disaster. It needs to end now,” Gabbard tweeted. “The main beneficiaries of open borders are the gangs, cartels, and human traffickers. The Trump policy of having people wait on the other side of the border worked and needs to be reinstated.”

But before lauding the media for finally displaying a semblance of integrity, keep in mind one major factor – the calendar. We are only through eight months of the Joe Biden’s presidency, which means there’s still more than 13 months before the midterms. The media’s deranged coverage of President Trump the last four years, consistently unfair treatment of past Republican presidents and lawmakers, and shameless willingness to cover for any Democrat mistakes and shortcomings should not be forgotten merely because of a few weeks of semi-honest coverage of President Biden. It seems highly unlikely that the mainstream media plans to permanently abandon Biden now.

For all their deficiencies, the media understands how to effectively manipulate enough people to have a significant impact on political outcomes. One possible explanation for the media’s coverage of Biden could be that they are planting the seeds of a comeback story that may reflect well on Democrats heading into the midterms. After knocking Biden down for a few months, the media may then artificially prop him up in the months leading up to the midterm elections, creating a false “comeback” narrative that energizes the Democratic base in 2022.

It’s also possible that the mainstream media, whose first interest is always self-preservation, simply recognizes that Biden’s failures were too big and too obvious to cover up any longer without completely exposing their own dishonesty and thus losing the confidence of the few viewers they have left. If this is the case, it’s likely that they plan to weather the storm and resume favorable coverage of Biden once it seems politically expedient to do so.

Regardless, Biden still remains in treacherous political waters, and if Democrats hope to have any chance of retaining their majority in 2022 – and not making Biden an effective lame duck president two years into his four year term – they are going to need their allies in the media to fall back in line and faithfully push their agenda once again.

Pat Conroy is Washington, D.C.-based political strategist.


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Brian Eargle
10 months ago

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Globalist, one-world government, New World Order
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Pope, World Council of Churches
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Claudia Schott
10 months ago

Well, I hope this is not a criticism of the critics, because for once, they’ve got it right. Does anyone want to address the last 30-odd years of bad foreign policy decisions? We need to stand up to this administration and if the media gets on board? Fan-bloody-tastic!!! This is the shot in the arm that we need in order to, hopefully, clear out what the last eight months have done to us….. We can turn this around. Together.

10 months ago

One possible explanation for the media’s coverage of Biden could be that they are planting the seeds of a comeback story that may reflect well on Democrats heading into the midterms.

Or maybe the Media knows something about Dementia Joe’s true condition, and they know he won’t be around for the Midterms. In this case, they are preparing the ground for the Harris presidency, and want to make sure she has a “honeymoon period” right before the Midterm Elections. Harris can reverse some of Biden’s disasters upon taking power. If they can engineer President Harris to have popularity above 50% in Nov 2022, they might save their control of House and Senate.

Harry Guzaliak
10 months ago

Total incompetence, I remember all the way back to Truman, the only one close is, Carter. I pray for my Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. MAGA

Robin Walter Boyd
10 months ago

It may be too little, too late, but it does appear that Progressive’s in the press are beginning to realize that if Socialism actually does become a way of life through government control in the U.S., their freedom of speech is doomed forever. There is no way the media will be able to criticize a Socialist or Communist controlled U.S.

10 months ago

I predicted before the election that Biden would not finish out his term. In fact, I thought he’d already be gone by now, and probably the only reason he isn’t is because Harris is turning out to be such a disaster (yeah, I know; what a shocker). This is probably the beginning of the process to make America comfortable with the idea of removing him from office, most likely through the 25th amendment (it would be the least politically damaging to the left).

10 months ago

They are ready to push him out for Kamala

10 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Kamel-toe would be even worse.

10 months ago
Reply to  Centurion

(Kamel-would be worse) If you need evidence: hochul replaced murderer cuomo, but is working harder to destroy NY economy than he did.

10 months ago

They can sell you a more immediate replacement of him easier that way.

10 months ago

They ping pong back and forth on him. One minute they kiss his butt and the other they complain. Never trust the media.

10 months ago
Reply to  MaryJC83

They kiss his butt, but who is wiping his butt?

10 months ago

WHY?? That is not a smart question. Anyone with their eyes open all along should be able to see and know why. He’s a bumbling fool, his wife wanted to be in the White House, she knows and sees his mental issues daily and should not have allowed him and the democrats to put him out there.

10 months ago

While there are some good reasons mentioned in the article and in the comments about why the main stream media is turning on the Biden administration, I think two of the major factors are that they are diverting attention away from the indictment that was handed down last week about Russia and the fake dossier as well as the story that Hunter’s laptop issue were in fact true. If these stories gets airtime and attention, it will be shown that the media was in on the lies the whole time. So if they can get you to worry about something else, then they won’t have to deal with the fact that they duped the American people for years. It’s all about controlling the narrative and spinning things in a way that best helps them and those they support.

10 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Well said! Thank you for letting us know about the dossier- where did you find that info?

10 months ago
Reply to  Rose

If you check out the podcasts from Ben Ferguson, he details a lot of this information very clearly. These are things many people know, but many others have no clue on as they only get their information from the main stream media.

10 months ago


10 months ago

Did they run outta things to say about Trump?

10 months ago

The Council on Foreign relations has decided that Biden has outlived his usefulness. They are the ones pulling the strings. They are the intimidators. I see very little criticism of them on any media outlet. They are the Elites of America trying to control the world. Robert Gates, former CIA head and Secretary of Defense since 1993 is the one of the CFR members pulling the strings. He is criticizing Biden on the Afghan withdrawal when he is second in command of the military. Much of the Afghan debacle belongs to him!

John Cline
10 months ago

The Media is attacking Joe Biden ?
It’s a good thing the Media is not our US Military , the Enemy wouldn’t
t even know we exis.

If the Media wanted to attack Joe Biden He wouldn’t be the Asterisk in Chief right now and Hunter Biden would be safely behind Bars.

How about this instead ?

‘The Media is the Enemy ! ‘

10 months ago
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Julie. R.
10 months ago

God bless are country and are people we need to stand united as one.

10 months ago

I tend to agree with Chuck L. two statements below

james michalicek
10 months ago

100 % of the people I know think Biden is a POS!!! What polls are you dumasses listening to!

10 months ago

Recently, Dick Morris, in his recent program spoke of the self-destruction now beginning to take place within the democratic realm. Much like cannibals, they are beginning to devour their own…turning on one another in small ways, that will, in his opinion, become more pronounced….not unlike a democratic civil war….with the progressive extremists pitted against the moderates with the moderates increasing in number as the party veers further to the left, leaving it’s own followers in the dust. Perhaps Morris has an eye on things some of us have not seen. Could this be the case? Might we expect the dems to begin to fight amongst themselves and loose their grip on their socialist agenda? Not a far fetched idea if you ask me. Maybe the band is beginning to hit some sour notes, and some of the dancers are missing a step here and there……could be. The real question is this….are the republicans and conservatives seeing it happen and forming some strategy to take advantage of the inner crisis?…or are they as lame now as they have been in this past several decades? I watch and wait.

Chuck L
10 months ago

As the original question askd “why ios the media attacking Joe Biden now?”

This ios the softening up barrage getting us ready for Pres Harris–by the New Year…

james michalicek
10 months ago
Reply to  Chuck L

You are an idiot!

10 months ago

Grow up James! That was completely uncalled for! And it’s very likely Chuck is right. The Deep State Cabal is working to unseat Biden and prop up Harris. She will then be able to face impeachment by the Senate Republicans.

Leslie Richter
10 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Then we will have Palosi as Pres. None of them are worth anything.

Julie R
10 months ago
Reply to  Chuck L

As sad of a situation that are country is in you are probably correct.

Roberto Vera
10 months ago
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