February 10, 2024

"The White House announced that Joe Biden would deliver remarks at 7.45pm – giving the press just 23 minutes to prepare...."

"As it happened, many White House correspondents were at a meeting near the Watergate building about a mile and a half away. The Guardian was among four who jumped in a car, raced across town and sprinted up sedate Pennsylvania Avenue, greeting the Secret Service in a breathless and disheveled state. Perhaps the press were about to witness history. Was Biden set to announce peace in the Middle East or Ukraine? Was this his Bin Laden moment, a military strike that killed a top terrorist leader? Or after a devastating justice department report said his memory is shot due to old age, was he about to do a Lyndon B Johnson and announce he is not seeking re-election?"

45 comments:

re Pete said...

"You have no control

Ain’t nothing too discreet

About the disease of conceit"

Leland said...

They are “real journalists”, much like Pavlov’s dogs. This time the bell rang and they didn’t get a treat, so they are unhappy.

gspencer said...

"giving the press just 23 minutes to prepare"

Give us all a frappin' break!

What prep is needed when every one of their "stories" is a variant of Dems Good, GOP Bad.

rehajm said...

It was weird. Why risk it when they were going to write something fawning and/or ignore the story and move on? They are concerned about really bad poll numbers for some reason is all I can think...

Kate said...

It was Christmas Eve for them, possibilities like shiny presents under the tree. They ended up getting a lump of coal.

john mosby said...

I’d like to know what sort of meeting most of the WH press were at….

JSM

Wince said...

Reassuringly, just think about how many fewer minutes Biden has to decide whether to launch the nukes “in a breathless and disheveled state.”

cfs said...

For years, the press has seen the same thing as the rest of the nation when it comes to Biden's physical and mental state. They mocked anyone who questioned Biden's health or abilities. But, "It's just a stutter" they insisted.

Now we are supposed to believe they suddenly see the President's deficiencies? Bull! They have now been given their marching orders and told it is okay to acknowledge what the rest of us have known all along. Biden's dementia was obvious when he was "campaigning" from his basement years ago and it has only gotten worse. His wife knew it, his staff knew it, and the media knew it.

The GOP should not assist the Democrats in removing Biden as President or as the candidate for 2024. This is the Democrats problem. Let them deal with it.

Lem the artificially intelligent said...

If I want to make the money I was making under Trump, I have to work over 12 hours.

boatbuilder said...

The Guardian was among four who jumped in a car, raced across town and sprinted up sedate Pennsylvania Avenue, greeting the Secret Service in a breathless and disheveled state.

Heh. What color was his Superhero outfit?

Breezy said...

Imho, they did a good job this time, based on the questions asked. Despite the outcome for them, the WH not assigning questions to certain journalists was a good thing. No time to prepare for that anyway.

Temujin said...

"Writes David Smith...but a last-minute fumble provided more fodder to his detractors."

No, it didn't. It simply reiterated the reality in front of every single person around the world. Literally everyone knows what some in our press/media keep pretending doesn't exist. Stop this madness. Its making the entire media irredeemably useless- for generations to come.

rwnutjob said...

I think he got pissed that the switch has started & Chicago Jesus sees no path. He got pissed & went off the reservation, only furthering the narrative.

If he wasn't such a miserable shithead, I'd feel sorry for him.
I don't.

FJB

Iman said...

It was historical at the same time it was hysterical. Own it, Deep State.

rehajm said...

...more to the point, perhaps there's a level of inside baseball we're not privy to- a Camp Clinton play or some other billionaire faction what caused them to roll out their cadaverous first man...

planetgeo said...

Uh-oh. The White House made the mistake of letting in the UK press to Biden's Captain Queeg monologue. Unlike our press, there even the leftist journalists are at least semi-intelligent and feel compelled to say the obvious.

Yancey Ward said...

LOL! Nice try, but this wasn't really a last minute press conference where the reporters came in with no preparation at all. Watch it from the beginning- it was clearly scripted right from the start, but Biden fucked it up anyway because he is (1) as dumb as dogshit, and (2) increasingly demented. That gaffe at the end wasn't the only evidence of Biden's descent into senility, but it was the one thing in the press conference that the media cocksuckers like David Smith couldn't spin away- even our college population of today know that Mexico isn't in the Middle Eash (well, at least a majority of them know that). What you are seeing with this story is David Smith deciding he has swallowed enough Biden semen for the time being.

tim in vermont said...

"Biden is a great president. My stock portfolio rises monotonically, year after year. I have more and more of these fiat dollars at my disposal, meanwhile, my neighbor down the road, living in a double wide, and making his living largely with his hands and back, gets squeezed month after month, year after year, by inflation, and I get do soak of the value that he loses with my multigrain toast spread with cultured butter, and fatten on it like a pig." - Loyal Democrat

"The rents I collect have never been higher, the more illegals pour in, the more demand for the apartments that I inherited" - Loyal Democrat

"The more millions of illegals that pour into the country, the more downward pressure there is on wages! I love this guy. It's going to be years, if not decades before real wages get expensive, not just for the businesses I own, but my landscaping is cheaper, the housemaid is cheap as fuck, and do you know how expensive it would be to keep a string of polo ponies with legal labor that you had to pay health insurance and overtime to? Forget about it!" - Loyal Democrat.

Given all of the above heartfelt testimonials, what is the law to stand in the way of such benefits to blue America! Not just that! We get to feel good about it, far. superior to those people who are too stupid to take advantage of the economics of it. It's genius! Joe Biden is a genius!

tim in vermont said...

Joe Biden could simply release the transcripts that prove that he has been mischaracterized. It's that simple. This could all be swept away and he could coast to re-election.

tim in vermont said...

"giving the press just 23 minutes to prepare"

Give us all a frappin' break!


How are they supposed to get back home to read the blast fax talking points from their handlers? Faxes are hard to intercept on the phone lines and leak, there's a little inside telecom for you.

WisRich said...

rehajm said...
It was weird. Why risk it when they were going to write something fawning and/or ignore the story and move on? They are concerned about really bad poll numbers for some reason is all I can think..
-----

Because everyone knew the report was a kill shot. It was the "Emperor has no cloths" moment for his Presidency.

Bob Boyd said...

Joe put the country back on the balls of its heels.

Bob Boyd said...

“I’m the most qualified person in this country to be president of the United States"

The balls on this heel....

Quaestor said...

Nothing surprising here except The Guardian discovering the obvious after four years of staring it in the face. (However, I did learn a new word, chyron) To David Smith and all the other media myrmidons who have been tooting their horns for Biden even more raucously than he toots his own, the question is what now? Their chatter will be how do we win with Biden? They realize their plans for more voter fraud won't work. No honest person will believe another 81 million votes. They will conclude a few last-minute replacements are the only means remaining to the Deep State junta.

One will be the replacement of Biden's running mate. If someone plausibly competent could replace Kamala Harris, then many Democratic voters who are now shocked and demoralized by how easily they were played like rustics in the big city four years ago, might cast a vote with the assurance a re-elected Resident Joe could be constitutionally removed in favor of Vice-President I.M. Notkamala.

The fly in that ointment is Donald John Trump. Their plan must eliminate him as well. Lawfare won't do that job. Trump is dominating in the polls because most Americans, including many who detest Trump personally, see through that increasingly desperate charade. I'll go no further except to note the presence in this country of millions of criminally inclined foreigners with no background documents, no known associates or family members, no fixed address, no fingerprints on file, and no reason to love Donald Trump.

gilbar said...

Lem the artificially intelligent said...
If I want to make the money I was making under Trump, I have to work over 12 hours.

not to worry Lem! If Biden maintains his residency,
VERY SOON, you'll be making more dollars in a month, than you used to make in a a year
SOON After, you'll be making more dollars in a week, than you used to make in a a year
In Not Long, you'll be making more dollars in a day, than you used to make in a a year

Before you Know It! We Will ALL be BILLIONAIRES!!!

Kevin said...

Biden: “People have got to know whether or not their President is a vegetable. Well, I'm not a vegetable. I met with President Broccoli just the other day."

Mary Beth said...

If I had been the one hosting the event at the Watergate and had spent time planning and preparing for it, I would be salty about the reporters being called away for this.

Mary Beth said...

Correction, near the Watergate, not at.

gilbar said...

This "press" conference was particularly interesting.

resident Biden started out PUMPED UP, with Vim and Vigor; recklessly angry at the world..
30 minutes later (as the drugs wore off), he was worn out and weary.. And Completely Addled.

Better Living Through Chemistry! But Even speed can Only work it's wonders for so long.

who-knew said...

Really, they arrived out of breath and disheveled after riding in a car for a mile and half. Hell, I could walk the mile and a half in 20 minutes without breaking a sweat and I'm almost 70 years old.

Rusty said...

Lem the artificially intelligent said...
"If I want to make the money I was making under Trump, I have to work over 12 hours."
Ditto.

Jersey Fled said...

Hur’s report doesn’t get published without Garland’s approval.

Something’s going on here.

Narayanan said...

so much fuss about a drooling fool!
well deserved USA!

Dave Begley said...

Biden is so clueless he was set up by his staff and the DNC. The fact that Biden didn't realize this is enough to remove him per the 25th Amendment.

Negotiations are going on right now with the Harris camp on the timing of his resignation. Better to resign than to be removed by the 25th. Doug Emhoff is the lead negotiator. Kamala's recent defense of Joe was part of the plan.

Joe Smith said...

The biggest mistake was shuffling off stage, stopping, returning, and then mumbling incoherently about the Mexicans and Gaza.

The 'press conference' was, on a scale of 1 to 10, 'Hindenburg.'

Joe Smith said...

We have a comatose president and it doesn't matter.

That should be the headline...

Joe Smith said...

Hillary was right about one thing, who will answer the 3am, phone call?

"Good morning, this is the White House hotline.

The Russians just launched ICBMs you say?

No problem, Mr Biden will be awake, pumped full of drugs, and ready to go in about 8 hours.

Talk to you then."

Rabel said...

In opposition to the general perception around here, I think that the primary person making the larger decisions in the Biden White House is Joe Biden, not some mysterious handlers.

Yes he gives in generally to their direction but he makes the calls and he called the press conference because his confidence in his own abilities is unconditional.

The snap press conference allowed him to tell his side, replete with blatant lies, before the press had an opportunity to prepare. I am sure that he believes that he did a great job.

Turley's latest exposition.

FleetUSA said...

Biden started with a full-throated attack of his favorite subject: DJT and MAGA

They could have called it a campaign ad before he lost it with Egypt/Mexico comment.

Michael K said...

The GOP should not assist the Democrats in removing Biden as President or as the candidate for 2024. This is the Democrats problem. Let them deal with it.

I agree with this but have little confidence that uniparty tools like McConnell will agree.

Christopher B said...

@Rabel .. that's possible though one should also consider the possibility that somebody other than Joe might have misplaced confidence in his abilities and pushed up this decision forward.

Greg the Class Traitor said...

but a last-minute fumble provided more fodder to his detractors."

Wow, kudos to David Smith of the Guardian. That wasn't a "Republicans pounce" attempt to cover up the lead, it was an actual "Democrat screws up."


Showing once again that if you're going to get your US political information from main stream media, you should at least get it from British MSM

Mason G said...

"I'll go no further except to note the presence in this country of millions of criminally inclined foreigners with no background documents, no known associates or family members, no fixed address, no fingerprints on file, and no reason to love Donald Trump."

One might also note that those people described above are here expressly due to the efforts of the party that has, for the past eight years, wailed about the danger of foreign influence in our elections.

Joe Biden Is Corrupt said...

None of this moves the needle for the entrenched.

Trump has a ceiling
biden has a ceiling

both groups will never vote for the other.
it will be a repeat of 2020. including the results.

The Godfather said...

So I'm waiting the learn that Biden has told Garland, "f*ck Hur! Prosecute me, and I'll show the jury I knew what I was doing with those documents was illegal!"