Back in 1987, Joe Biden claimed that he is the first person in his family to go to college. It wasn’t true, the media called him out, and his chances for the presidency went down the drain.

But the media is friendlier now, I guess, because Biden repeated that lie during a CNN town hall on Thursday night.

Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist caught Time magazine national correspondent tweeting out Biden’s quote:

The New York Times in 1987 had to publish that Biden lied.

A video Hemmingway published also shows that Biden has a history of yelling and belittling people who call him out on his lies. We’ve seen that already on the campaign trail this year.

A voter simply asked Biden about his law school and where he placed in class:

Biden lashed out at the man angrily, making a series of claims that were not true:

BIDEN: I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my — in my class to have a full academic scholarship. In the first year in law school I decided didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class, and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and in fact ended up in the top half of my class. I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year. I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits — I only needed 123 credits. And I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d like Frank.

Hemingway reported everything wrong with Biden’s schooling:

  • Only received a half scholarship, not a full one.
  • Placed near the bottom of his class.
  • Records do not show him winning the moot court competition.
  • Did not receive outstanding student award.
  • Graduated with one degree.

It gets worse:

Worse, a release of his academic records showed that Biden had plagiarized five pages of a law review article.

Biden was also busted for lifting lines from the speeches of British Labor politician Neil Kinnock and other politicians. In Kinnock’s case, he even took biographical details as his own, such as that he was the first member of his family to attend college. That was true for Kinnock, but it was not true for Biden, as he admitted in 1987.

Now that Biden is the candidate the media is silent on Biden’s lie about college. The media, including The Washington Post‘s fact-checker, glossed over the lie. Weird, because WaPo brought it up a few times.

The Washington Post covered Biden’s 1987 lie just last year.

Then in July, The Washington Post fact-checker had to acknowledge the video of Biden attacking the voter. Wisconsin voters contacted WaPo to fact-check a GOP ad about the 1987 video.

Biden acknowledged he lied about his academics. He also admitted the plagiarism and that he wasn’t the first one to go to college.

Why lie again?


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