On Broadcast Nets, Only NBC’s Gregory Recalls Biden’s Indian Insult or Plagiarism
In his piece, which led the NBC Nightly News, Gregory recalled: “Biden, who admits he has a tendency to bloviate, has made indelicate remarks before. Last year speaking about Indian-Americans:” Viewers saw video from C-SPAN, of Biden in a crowd, dated June 17, 2006: “You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” Gregory then noted: “Biden's first presidential run twenty years ago was undone after evidence emerged that he plagiarized a speech from a British politician, Neil Kinnock.”
Over on ABC’s World News, Jake Tapper uniquely played a soundbite from the right critical of Biden, an audio clip of Rush Limbaugh from his radio show: “See folks, this is the problem for the libs. Once they get off script they expose their idiocy, they expose their prejudice.”
Gloria Borger handled the CBS Evening News report.