President Joe Biden again made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Monday when he was caught on a hot mic hurling a vulgar insult toward a Fox News correspondent, but perhaps even more revealing was the jaw-dropping double standard the episode elicited from members of the liberal media.
At the end of an event in the East Room of the White House, journalists attempted to squeeze in their quick, final questions of the commander in chief while being ushered out of the venue by administration staffers, and Fox News’ Peter Doocy managed to make himself heard among the crowd, asking the president, “Do you think inflation is a political liability?”
The topic was apparently an especially touchy one for Biden, as evidenced by his biting response, which was overheard on the hot mic. “No, it’s a great asset – more inflation. What a stupid son of a bi***,” the president said in response to Doocy’s query. WATCH:
Biden’s angry flare-up was without doubt unbecoming of his station, but even more aggravating was the manner in which it highlighted his glaring hypocrisy on the topics of presidential decorum and respect and that of the mainstream media sycophants who continue to prop him up.
A few months into his administration, the current Oval Office occupant pompously declared – and CNN’s Brian Stelter proudly repeated on Twitter – “In a Biden White House, there will be no bullying of the media from the press room podium or by tweet,” conduct of which the liberal media commentator routinely accused and criticized former President Donald Trump.
Specifically, in 2018, Stelter called Trump out for using the very same language Biden used in speaking to a reporter, tweeting at the time, “Calling a journalist a ‘son of a bi***?’ It was wrong when Trump was just a candidate, and it’s even worse now that he’s POTUS.”
However, in the immediate aftermath of Biden’s use of identical invective toward Doocy, Stelter retweeted support for the notion that rather than making the disgraceful incident “a thing,” it should really be treated as nothing more than “a blip,” exposing himself as nothing more than a partisan hack without any guiding principles.
Fortunately, honest brokers such as Glenn Greenwald were quick to point out the absurdity of Stelter’s present posturing, sarcastically referencing the words from his aforementioned condemnation of Trump and thanking him for “showing solidarity” to a fellow journalist before aptly — and wryly — noting, “oh, wait, this is from 2018.”