Trump Wants Fox to Show Fake Biden Gaffes

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one month ago  •  27 comments

By:   The Intercept

Trump Wants Fox to Show Fake Biden Gaffes
Trump wants Fox News to stop showing Obama's speeches and focus instead on deceptively edited clips of Biden.

Nothing has changed. Fox News and the damn gop continue to spread disinformation and fake news and make doctored videos, shamelessly!


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Trump wants Fox News to stop showing Obama's speeches and focus instead on deceptively edited clips of Biden.

r_3eMQ-M_400x400-1523651274.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&h=60&w=60 Robert Mackeyr_3eMQ-M_400x400-1523651274.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&h=60&w=60 Robert Mackey
October 28 2020, 10:38 a.m.102720_chester.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&fit=crop&w=1440&h=720 Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to campaign volunteers in Chester, Pennsylvania on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesFormer Vice President Joe Biden spoke to campaign volunteers in Chester, Pennsylvania on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump whined about Fox News on Tuesday, telling reporters that the channel he relies on to brainwash voters should give less air time to former President Barack Obama ridiculing him and more to misleading videos of former Vice President Joe Biden, edited to make him look old and unfit for office.

"I only saw he was on Fox," the president replied when asked what he thought of Obama skewering him during a drive-in rally in support of Biden in Orlando. "Fox puts him on all the time," Trump lamented. "Fox is very disappointing."

Trump clearly watched more of the speech than he let on, because 21 minutes into Obama's remarks — shortly after the former president told the current one, "tweeting at the TV doesn't fix things; watching TV all day doesn't fix things" — he tweeted his dismay that Fox was showing it.

Instead of carrying Obama's speeches live, Trump told reporters after he tore himself away from the television, Fox should really be doing more to help him win next week's election, like showing snippets of Biden's recent appearances that have been deceptively edited to mislead viewers about the Democratic presidential nominee's mental state.

The Trump campaign has produced a series of such videos recently, by monitoring live streams of Biden's campaign events each day, and then editing his statements entirely out of context to create dishonest clips that fit their caricature of the former vice president as a man in cognitive decline in a way the original recordings do not.

Trump referred specifically to one of those clips, produced on Monday by his team of rapid-reaction liars, when he suggested that Fox "should show the picture of Sleepy Joe yesterday, when he rushed to Pennsylvania — because he saw that I had 25,000 people at each event — when he rushed to Pennsylvania and he did a statement and he got lost in a fog. They should show that."

(The fact that Trump mistakenly called video of Biden speaking a "picture" — an error he repeated in reference to a different clip moments later — was a reminder of how absurd it is that he, of all people, is trying to argue that anyone who mangles words lacks the mental acuity to be president.)

The video Trump was referring to was a 27-second clip from a 24-minute ABC News live stream of Biden's visit to meet campaign volunteers at a voting center in Chester, Pennsylvania on Monday. While the video was unaltered, it was posted on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube by the Trump campaign's director of strategic response, Francis Brennan, with an entirely false caption.

While Brennan claimed that what the video showed was Biden being unable to answer a question about Supreme Court reform, and his staff rushing reporters away to conceal this stumble, anyone who bothers to consult the archived recording of the original stream on ABC's Facebook page can see that this is a brazen lie.


WATCH: As Biden starts to stumble with a question about court-packing his staff immediately starts escorting the camera out of the event. pic.twitter.com/8KLXiz3GAD — Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 26, 2020

In reality, the part of the video just before what was clipped out by Trump's aide shows that Biden told his staff that he wanted to speak more with his volunteers before a separate news conference nearby. He then gave a clear and complete answer to a question from a supporter who suggested that he should push back on reporters who raise so-called court-packing.

"I think the press is asking legitimate questions," Biden began. He then outlined his plan, if elected, to set up a commission of constitutional scholars to make suggestions for court reform, and made specific mention of the possibility of rotating judges off the Supreme Court to circuit courts after a period of time. "I'm not a big fan of court packing," he added, "but I'm going to listen. I'll listen to all the ideas there because it's become a serious question, going into the middle of the 21st century."

It was at that point that Biden's staff moved the reporters observing the chat with volunteers a short distance away to where a podium was set up for the news conference. About seven minutes later, Biden came to that podium and made a short statement and took questions, including one from Daniel Bush of PBS NewsHour, who asked if Biden was in favor of introducing term limits for Supreme Court Justices.

Biden replied clearly to that question too, saying without hesitation that he had no intention of ending the lifetime appointments of the Justices, but that he would listen to suggestions from a commission of scholars that would have 180 days to report back with recommendations for reforming the courts.

The Trump campaign's entirely false claim about the meaning of this 27-second clip, which has already been viewed over a million times on social networks and talked up by the president, followed a similar distortion of Biden's remarks the day before.

As the Washington Post correspondent Dave Weigel reported, more than a million people viewed another misleadingly edited clip of Biden, this time speaking with the comedian George Lopez during an online event on Sunday, which cut out a question from Lopez to make it seems as if Biden had mistakenly referred to Trump as "George." Trump and other members of his campaign then claimed that Biden had confused the current disastrous Republican president with the previous disastrous Republican president.


pic.twitter.com/4xGDkklo5E — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 26, 2020

Despite Weigel's debunking, the Trump campaign's misleading edit of the video was reported as fact on Monday morning, and not just on "Fox and Friends" but also on the "Today" show where debate moderator Kristen Welker failed to explain how the original context had been changed by removing George Lopez from the exchange.


Seems like the Today Show also just took the Trump campaign video without checking. Not everyone is as pedantic as me about seeing where the hell a video clip came from. https://t.co/qKjJE8LklJ — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 26, 2020

NBC later added an editor's note beneath Welker's report on its website, which explained that: "The video of Joe Biden talking about the 2020 election and 'four more years of George…' came from an interview that Biden did Sunday with George Lopez. The fact that Biden was talking with George Lopez was relevant and helpful context that should have been included in the original report." Even so, the video of Welker's report, which was broadcast to the show's millions of viewers, remains uncorrected.

Untroubled by reality, Trump gleefully mocked Biden for the supposed gaffe at a rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, referring to his opponent as "a mess."

In his plea to Fox News on Tuesday, Trump suggested that the channel "should show the picture where he called me George. He thought I was George. I guess he's talking about George Bush. But he thought I was George, and they should show that."

While Biden's at times halting and often meandering manner of speaking can lead to verbal stumbles — and has resulted in genuine gaffes over his decades in public life — Trump's attempt to manufacture flubs speaks of a certain desperation.

Later on Tuesday, that deeply dishonest effort continued, with the Trump campaign posting video of Biden at a campaign stop in Georgia saying, "Why am I doing this? Why? What is my real aim?"


Joe Biden: "Why am I doing this? Why? What is my real aim?" pic.twitter.com/pNPfzirGjO — Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 27, 2020

Far from being confused, however, the text of Biden's prepared remarks made it plain that he was, in fact, quoting from a philosophical letter published this month by Pope Francis.

"In his recent encyclical, Pope Francis warns us against this phony populism that appeals to the 'basest and most selfish' instincts," Biden said. "Then he says this: 'Politics is something more noble than posturing, marketing and media spin. These sow nothing but division, conflict and a bleak cynicism…'"

"For those who seek to lead, 'we do well to ask ourselves, 'Why I am doing this?' 'What is my real aim?'" Biden continued, quoting the pope. "Pope Francis has asked questions that anyone who seeks to lead this great nation should answer," he concluded.

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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

No wonder the once Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln is now known merely as the damn gop...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

You have been using the same old tired lines for years now. Time for something new.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    one month ago

It actually might be appropriate considering the seeded article is a year and a half old.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.1    one month ago

True enough.

I guess it isn't beneath some to dredge up old articles to deflect from the fuck up that is the Biden/Harris Administration!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

Why is a story on what Trump said in 2020 relevant to anything?

Could you please give us a link to your claim that Biden extending his hand to nobody is fake?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one month ago

Too funny. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago
Too funny. 

Old news meant as a deflection, that's all.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

Why go with "fake Biden gaffes" when there is a plethora of real ones. 

Like trying to shake hands with an invisible person.

or Where he falls up the stairs 3 times.

So why fake it?

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1  Hallux  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    one month ago

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

Are you saying those are fake?

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.2    one month ago

What I am saying would be worthy of a CoC ticket.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Hallux @3.1.3    one month ago

A "yes" or "no" answer is a CoC ticket?  That's petty.

 
 
 
Ender
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3.1.5  Ender  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.6  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

The shaky walk is pretty easy to figure out.  After a big lunch of Burger King with a side of KFC, Trump was simply trying to walk while pressing his butt cheeks together - to avoid revisiting this:

384

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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Hal A. Lujah
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Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.8    one month ago

I couldn’t find the refutation.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.10  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.9    one month ago

Strange.  Try this one:

bit.do/YeetYeet

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.10    one month ago

Fascinating.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.12  arkpdx  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

But, but but Trump!

Whataboutism shown in full force. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.1.13  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.6    one month ago

Hence the nick name....shit stain in cheif.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    one month ago

Good question. Why does Fox produce fake videos?

 
 
 
gooseisback
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3.2.1  gooseisback  replied to  JBB @3.2    one month ago
Why does Fox produce fake videos?

Explain what you mean by "fake" are you saying these are actors?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @3.2    one month ago
Why does Fox produce fake videos?

And exactly which video was fake?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.2    one month ago
Why does Fox produce fake videos?

Why do you post such old articles?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4  Tacos!    one month ago
Nothing has changed. Fox News and the damn gop continue to spread disinformation and fake news and make doctored videos, shamelessly!

Doctored?

original

Now this is a doctored video. And . . . Hilarious!

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tacos! @4    one month ago

original

 
 

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