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In the latest installment of “Joe Biden has no idea what’s going on,” he just told CNN that there was no COVID-19 vaccine until he became the President.
Quite literally, he said,
“It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator.”
At CNN Town Hall, Biden falsely claims there was no COVID vaccine until he became President pic.twitter.com/sBPkZqzmpt
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 17, 2021
Is he just completely forgetting about Operation Warp Speed? You know, where the Trump Administration proved all the “experts” wrong and coordinated a private-public partnership to develop multiple vaccines in record breaking time? The media would certainly like for you to forget that huge Donald Trump win.
But does Biden literally not remember the months of media coverage and discussion about developing vaccines? Does he actually think there wasn’t a vaccine until he got into office?
Enter, media “fact-checkers.”
Joe Biden’s statement was abjectly false. Which means the “fact-checkers” should be correcting him, right? But, you see, the “fact-checkers” only exist to check the facts of Conservative statements, and are instead utilized to run cover for Liberal statements that need a little extra “clarification” or “context.”
So, instead of labeling his statement as abjectly false, “fact-checkers” are trying to help people see what he probably actually meant.
CNN’s ridiculous “fact-checker” Daniel Dale said he was definitely going to look into this claim. Then he essentially explained that he already intended to label it as “missing contest” or something else to cover for the fact that it is completely false. He said,
“but he clearly wasn’t trying to claim the vaccine did not exist at all under Trump.”
But that’s exactly what he claimed. He said there was no vaccine before he took office, and it doesn’t matter what Daniel Dale,the CNN “fact-checker” thinks he probably meant something else. Do you think Daniel Dale the CNN “fact-checker” would have ever given Donald Trump the courtesy of considering what he probably meant?
“We didn’t have (the vaccine) when we came into office.”
Dale: “FACT CHECK, what he meant was… ” pic.twitter.com/uhnT9ECR3Y
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 17, 2021
Biden had said just prior that there were “only” 50 million vaccine doses when he took office. I’m looking into that claim (and a bunch of other claims Biden made tonight), but he clearly wasn’t trying to claim the vaccine did not exist at all under Trump. https://t.co/2EtKDWyR7o
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 17, 2021
WaPo ‘Fact-Checker’ Gets Owned For Justifying Biden’s Vaccine Whopper https://t.co/QyrOXcm0pZ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 17, 2021
The Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler even did a whole Twitter thread on how to tell if something is a deliberate lie or just a “verbal stumble.”
Here’s a guide for ex-Trump officials for how to tell whether a politician might be telling a deliberate lie or just had a verbal stumble. They were quick to declare Biden was a deliberate “liar” last night on vaccine development. So here we go…1/6
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 17, 2021
He even says “Did he say something different elsewhere in the town hall?” as though he believes that context matters. Did context matter for the years of perpetuating the “very fine people” hoax? Did it matter that Donald Trump had “said something different elsewhere” in the same exact speech or that he “clearly wasn’t trying to claim” that neo Nazis were fine people? That he had literally condemned white supremacists and neo Nazis in the exact same statement? No. They plucked out those few words and disregarded all the others and spent years trashing him for a statement taken entirely out of context.
But now suddenly the context and the content of the entire statement matters to these people?
If the Liberal mainstream media didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.