Giuliani Calls Out Media Double Standard on Biden Gaffes

On Wednesday's Piers Morgan Tonight, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani complained that the media pay so little attention to Joseph Biden when the Democratic Vice President perpetrates a gaffe while pouncing on gaffes by Republican politicians.

Giuliani began:

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Well, the Vice President wasn't very nice yesterday. The Vice President did something disgusting yesterday. The Vice President went to a venue in Southern Virginia, speaking to an audience that was half African-American. Feigning a Southern accent, he said that Romney and Ryan are gonna put you all in chains.

Now, come on. That's outrageous. If a Republican Vice President had said that, and in the space of 24 hours had also gotten wrong the state that he was in and today the century that he's in, you would be raising all kinds of questions about this man's fitness for office.

If Vice President Cheney did this, if Sarah Palin did this, if Paul Ryan did this, it would have been on the front page of the New York Times, and you all would have been outraged.

So somebody had to get outraged, and it's gonna be me.

This man makes one stupid remark after another. Today he said that he and Barack Obama are gonna lead us in the 20th century. Well, maybe that was a Freudian slip because they want to take us back to the 20th century and the failed economic policies that didn't work in some parts of the 20th century.

But, I mean, this is one gaffe after another. ... There's a Web site devoted to this man's gaffes. Now, okay, we all do it. But when we do it, Republicans, it becomes a national headline. It becomes a major focus. And when a Democrat does it, it's just old Uncle Joe Biden, one of the Washington crowd. He gets the century wrong, he tells a man in a wheel chair to stand up, this is all okay.

And then, he engages in what is a vicious attack. I mean, the mistakes about the century and the mistakes about other things like that, okay. But to do what he did yesterday in front of a half African-American audience, using and feigning a Southern accent to say that Romney and  Ryan want to put these people in chains is outrageous.