Joe Biden takes these lies for granted, that “the border is closed,” that his son “has done nothing wrong,” that gas prices have gone down during his presidency, that “take-home pay has gone up,” and so on, he says, ” Honest Joe,” was the “poorest man in Congress.”
No joke. He gives you his “word as Biden.”
This is just a small sample of the lies that the president spreads every day. It’s hard to tell where the gap between reality and fantasy is in his mind, which must have a debilitating effect on those closest to him, but especially on the entire country.
If pathological lying is the norm in the highest office in the land, why should we be surprised that soon everyone is constantly lying about everything and those with the least power are forced to suspend our disbelief?
When Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) was caught on camera late Saturday pulling a fire alarm in Congress to delay a vote on the shutdown, then pretending to have the bright red box somehow mistaken for a door handle, and the left- While the wing media uncritically parroted his ridiculous lie as if it were somehow believable, you knew we live in the twilight zone of deception and fraud.
We have come a long way from George Washington and the cherry tree.
The fish is rotting from the head down, and in the few sit-down interviews the president grants to the tame media, he is given largely uncritical license to spout bizarre, self-aggrandizing, often vicious fantasies.
Not so free speech
The irony is that his administration’s central, burning crusade is a war against “disinformation.” The goal is to suppress dissent and stamp out false thinking, especially in the run-up to the 2024 election.
Not only will Biden be given the opportunity to debunk his lies, but he will also be able to reclassify them as “truth” and punish anyone who disagrees.
This is the reason for his relentless demonization of Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
In an interview published Sunday by the nonprofit media organization ProPublica, the pawn of feckless left-wing billionaires, Biden decried Musk’s conservatorship [news] is true or not.”
It’s hilarious that this prince of excuses thinks he should be the arbiter of truth.
But that was a mild attack on Musk. Biden is genuinely excited about the reluctant South African-born entrepreneur.
When Musk bought Twitter, Biden slyly told reporters that the billionaire’s foreign connections were “worth looking into.”
Musk’s force is “spewing lies all over the world,” the president said last year.
Even more impactful, his administration launched its fourth federal investigation into Musk and his companies last week.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week sued Musk’s electric car maker Tesla over racial harassment and mistreatment of Black workers.
Last month, the Justice Department sued Musk’s rocket company SpaceX for allegedly discriminating against asylum seekers and refugees in its hiring practices.
Also last month, federal prosecutors in New York reportedly opened a criminal investigation into Musk’s perks at Tesla.
Last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in Washington and San Francisco opened investigations to determine whether Tesla overstated the performance of its advanced driver assistance system.
This is what happens when you cross Biden. He sets his law enforcement agencies on you. Just ask Donald Trump.
Pressure on the X-Crew
Meanwhile, Linda Yaccarino, Musk’s new CEO, is facing the worst and most orchestrated bullying campaign after less than four months in office. It was no coincidence that she was ambushed at Vox Media’s Code 2023 event last week, with the “last minute addition” of Twitter’s disgruntled fired chief censor Yoel Roth, who had free rein an hour before her appointment, his attacking former employers Enter the stage.
Slate and the rest of the left-wing media world ganged up on her, variously describing her performance as “disastrous,” “confused,” “struggling,” “stumbling,” and branding her “Chief Embarrassment Officer of X (formerly Twitter). ”
To her credit, Yaccarino didn’t back out of the interview, even though she made it clear she didn’t want to believe the story that Roth’s appearance was a surprise to organizers.
She kept her cool during a caustic and strangely hostile interview with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, who even went so far as to call her a CINO – CEO In Name Only. Yaccarino only understood the silly comment when Boorstin repeated it.
“Oh, okay, yeah, not nice,” Yaccarino said with an amused grin.
Anyone who saw the interview would have admired her poise. But the toxic media narrative is designed to demoralize and ridicule her to the point where she questions whether staying in the job is worth the stress.
The target, of course, is not them, but Musk, who must be destroyed if he refuses to join the “Censorship Industrial Complex,” as independent journalists Michael Shellenberger and Matt Taibbi describe the interconnected web of deep government censors, shady nonprofits and Name think tanks and universities that monitor speech on social media platforms.
Since 2016, the tech companies before Musk have all joined in after being threatened and infiltrated by government censors determined to never let another Trump into the White House. Speech that deviates from the official line on COVID, masks, vaccines, Hunter Biden’s laptop or the Ukraine war has been suppressed and removed from public view under the guise of “disinformation” or “hate speech.”
Musk is the only naughty boy who refused to comply.
Unlike Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, he hasn’t turned into jelly. So far, he hasn’t spent $400 million in “muskbucks” to help Democrats rig the election, nor has he pre-censored users to stay in the government’s good graces.
Let’s hope he survives.