The biggest political story by far Friday was Joe Biden’s epic “you ain’t black” blunder from a Friday morning interview he did with popular New York radio talk show host ‘Charlamagne Tha God’, who is black.

To recap: In addition to saying “you ain’t black” if you had a hard time deciding between him and President Trump, Biden practically yelled at the radio host about his supposedly excellent track record with the black community.

“Take a look at my record, man,” Biden stated emphatically. “I extended the Voting Rights [Act] 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run. I mean, come on. Take a look at the record. Anyway, thanks, I will come back.”

For those who missed it, here is the full clip again:

With a few exceptions, reactions fell along partisan lines. News outlets from across the spectrum covered it in the immediate aftermath as breaking news and then ran with updates throughout the day, including Fox News and even MSNBC.

CNN, however, went in a much different direction for a cable news network that calls itself “the most trusted name in news.” They decided to only cover the story well after Biden walked his comments back late Friday afternoon:

One thing CNN did manage to find the time to do was to run interference for Biden in another way, playing whataboutism games in an effort to downplay the story:

CNN “reporter” and “fact checker” Daniel Dale did his part, too:

Their balance of their “coverage” beyond that did not get any better. They took the pounce and seize approach, focusing more on Republican reactions to Biden’s comments than the comments themselves:

This is just disgraceful.

Between this story and their delayed and shoddy “coverage” of Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations against Biden, I’m starting to wonder if CNN should rename their network to “BNN”, because the “Biden News Network” is really all they are at this point.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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