This week, the media elites pounced on the finding that Congressman-elect George Santos (R-New York) lied about nearly everything on his political resume. Democrats and the media played up the need for Santos to resign in disgrace. Conservatives responded with Biden's many tall tales about his life. Just days ago, Biden claimed that as vice president, he presented a Purple Heart medal to his Uncle Frank....who died ten years before he took national office.
The major difference here is that Biden's been exaggerating about his life for 50 years, while Santos hasn't even taken office yet. What is "whataboutism" and why is it objectionable?
While we explore double standards in political coverage, as the Bidens headed to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands while a deadly blizzard raged in Buffalo, the media sounded much different than they did in early 2021, when Sen. Ted Cruz flew with his family to Cancun, Mexico during a shocking deep-freeze in Texas. Tweets from AP and CNN displayed a very different take -- promotional toward the Bidens in their "beloved" island environs, hostile to the Cruz family during a "Texas disaster."
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