Joe Biden needs the corporate-controlled media now more than ever.
But they are beginning to turn on him more than ever before.
And Biden is furious after a top media ally turned on him in the most public way possible.
Joe Biden isn’t used to hostile press.
For decades, he has counted on the corporate-controlled media to back his agenda while ignoring any story that paints him in a bad light.
And in the early days of his Presidency, that was the case.
But after his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, many in the so-called “mainstream” media refused to lie about it, and instead are talking about just how disastrous it was.
That includes ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who was communications director for Bill Clinton before he made it big in the media, just to show how biased he truly is.
Stephanopoulos was interviewing National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and instead of throwing softball questions at him, he demanded actual answers, asking:
“You know, two weeks ago the President told me that American military would stay until all Americans were out, at least 100 Americans remain. What is the plan to get them out?”
Sullivan attempted to answer, telling the ABC News host, “We got out between 5,500 and 6,000 people, Americans from Afghanistan . . . The small number who remain, we are committed to getting out and we will work through every available diplomatic means with the enormous leverage that we have and that the international community has to make that happen.”
Stephanopoulos didn’t accept the answer and hit back, “That is not satisfying all the President’s critics. Senator Tom Cotton, ‘Joe Biden left behind Americans, vetted Afghan allies who risked their lives for our soldiers, a disgraceful lack of leadership from an incompetent president.’ Your response?”
“At the end of the day the question will be, did we protect those American citizens, did they get out if they wanted to get out? We believe we will get out any person we want to get out and will have completed that mission and those who are criticizing are not the ones who have to sit in the situation room and make the hard calls about the threats that we face and the objectives we’re trying to obtain and President Biden made that hard call and it is a call he believes will ultimately serve the interests of our people, all of our citizens and our country.”
The ABC News host then cut him off, asking, “You say we’ll work with the Taliban. Does that include the prospect of giving them aid?”
Sullivan essentially answered ‘yes’ by stating, “Secondly, when it comes to our economic and development assistance relationship with the Taliban, that will be about the Taliban’s actions. It will be about whether they follow through on their commitments, their commitments to safe passage for Americans and Afghan allies.”
Biden’s Presidency has been a complete disaster.
When a top official can’t answer simple questions with George Stephanopoulos, that is made 100% clear.