WITH ALLIES LIKE THESE: Former DNC Chair Brazile Complains ‘When (Biden) Speaks, Nobody Listens’

April 7th, 2024 2:25 PM

“Be careful what you wish for”, the old fable warns, lest it may come true. But with all respect due to Aesop, some exceptions apply. Especially when the wish in question is that President Joe Biden’s statements be accorded more media coverage, as opposed to the media’s preference of much less.

Watch as former DNC Chair Donna Brazile, in a singular demonstration of elite lack of self-awareness, chastises the media for not sufficiently covering Joe Biden, as aired on ABC This Week on Sunday, April 7th, 2024:

MARTHA RADDATZ: Donna, I want to go to you first and just quickly. Alex (Burns, Politico) made the point that President Biden doesn't talk about the wars very often. Should he? 

DONNA BRAZILE: Absolutely. Not just in Israel, Ukraine. We’re a super power. He is the Commander-in-Chief, absolutely. He should speak out more. And also, we should cover what he’s saying. Because often, when he speaks, nobody listens. 

This exchange was part of the broader panel discussion which was dedicated to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and in reaction to Politico News Director Alex Burns’ observation that Biden has held many closed-door discussions, such as with the Muslim Arab communities in Michigan elsewhere, and with relatives of the remaining Israeli hostages

Biden’s speaking out plenty enough, and perhaps that’s the problem, contrary to what Brazile suggests here. And the reason that Biden’s statements seem uncovered and “nobody listens” is because the firefighters in the media don’t actually want the American public to hear the things that fly out of Biden’s mouth.

Our very own Geoff Dickens accounted for eight Biden gaffes that went uncovered by the media. Eight botches that the corporate media deliberately suppressed from the viewing public. The most recent of those, for example, was when President Biden said that he frequently commuted over Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge while in the Senate, despite the fact that the bridge had no train tracks and that the Wilmington-D.C. Acela cuts through downtown Baltimore.

As we noted at the time:

Unsurprisingly, none of the major evening newscasts covered this egregious fabrication. Facts and accuracy seem to only matter when covering Republicans. Biden, on the other hand, can make stuff up with impunity- secure in the fact that the media will more often than not provide cover for his fabrications and increasingly frequent cognitive lapses.

Setting aside the horrendous optics of a former DNC chair saying that nobody is listening to the President of the United States, and the signal that this conveys beyond the elite D.C. bubble.

It’s not that “nobody listens” to Biden. More often than not, it’s that nobody really knows what Biden actually says on any given topic. One expects that, deep down, Brazile knows exactly why that is.