It really isn't anything surprising for me to say this, but the fact-checkers aren't really fact-checking when it comes to Joe Biden.
If President Trump would have said the things that Biden has been saying, he would have been fact-checked to death and blasted all over the mainstream media.
During Tuesday's Town Hall event, Biden made a rather bold claim about the China flu vaccines: “It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator, how do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm? What we did, we got into office and found out the supply, there was no backlog, I mean, there was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking,”.
If you're familiar at all with social media or MSM, you already know that 'fact checkers' are little more than political thought police, trying to stamp out any sort of opposing view. Ever vigilant in their efforts to slam a post with "misleading" or "false" tags with reference links for your re-educational perusing.
However, when it came to Biden's incredibly 'misleading' statement, these same people had plenty to say - on why it was okay.
“It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe,...” then, “People screw up on live television....” Glenn Kessler's golden excuses were echoed by many of these thought police.
It was a verbal stumble, a typical Biden gaffe, as he had already mentioned 50 million doses being available when he took office. Ex Trump officials should especially cool the outrage meter, as it just looks silly. https://t.co/HFjH01lXgH
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 17, 2021
Conservative writer and podcast host Stephen L. Miller highlighted Biden himself saying his missteps are not because of his stutter.
“This is not fact checking,” Miller asserted, captioning a video from Axios, titled, “Joe Biden denies that stuttering is to blame for verbal missteps” (video below). “Glenn Kessler is making excuses for Joe Biden that not even Joe Biden himself makes excuses for.”
Just a gaffe. Typical Biden, full of mistakes, missteps, and misspeaking. No need to correct a little mistake like that.
Where was this level of understanding when it came to President Trump? The double standard is understandably sparking backlash.
Apparently, excuses and context are only important when it's someone on their side. The biggest problem being that truth doesn't have a side: opinions do.