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Reap What You Sow: Media Who Coddled Biden for Months Now Complain About Mistreatment

Reap What You Sow: Media Who Coddled Biden for Months Now Complain About Mistreatment

Journalists can’t all but act as lapdogs and apologists for a political campaign for months at a time and then all of a sudden expect the candidate to obediently start honoring media protocols and traditions.

For the second time in a month, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has snapped at CBS News reporter Bo Erickson.

The first time it happened was in mid-October after Biden had done some campaign stops in Michigan. As Biden prepared to board his private jet, Erickson stepped up to the plate and asked him about what no other reporter would: The New York Post’s explosive story on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails that were discovered on it.

“Mr. Biden, what is your response to the New York Post story about your son, sir?” Erickson inquired of the former Vice President.

“I know you’d ask it,” Biden sneered. “I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”

It happened again on Friday. Biden and his vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris held a meeting in Delaware with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to formulate a game plan for their legislative priorities in the event Biden and Harris are certified next month as the winners of the presidential election.

As is often the case with Biden, press availability was severely limited – 50 seconds, to be exact. Reporters were dismissed not long after the “meeting” started, but Erickson did manage to sneak a question in.

“Mr. Biden, the COVID task force said it’s safe for students to be in class. Are you going to be encouraging unions to cooperate more to bring kids back to classrooms, sir?” Erickson asked.

Instead of answering, here’s how Biden responded: “Why are you the only guy that always shouts out questions?”

Pelosi laughed as reporters and photographers including Erickson were herded out of the room like cattle. You could hear one of Biden’s handlers ordering them around as though she was operating a daycare. “Let’s go guys. Out!”


The scene was reminiscent of some of the first appearances Biden and Harris made together after he announced her as his VP pick in August. On several different occasions at the time, reporters were invited to public appearances but were not allowed to ask any questions. They were also herded out in a similar manner as was seen in the above clip.

There was some grumbling about it at the time from journalists, but it was quickly swept under the rug as they got back to covering for the guy they hoped would beat President Trump.

On Saturday, Biden and his handlers decided to give the media limited access again – at one point ditching them as a security sweep was being done of the press pool:

As it turns out, Biden went to church – where the press including Erickson caught up with him:

Several reporters including some that were covering Biden took to the Twitter machine to weigh in, condemning Biden and his team for breaking protocol and ditching them without notice:

One might have a tad more sympathy for the press had they not spent the last several months coddling him and making excuses for him as he hid out in his basement and only threw them the occasional bone in making scattered public appearances here and there.

Not only that, but in just the last week, the briefings Biden’s held with the media looked more like scripted state-run TV “press conferences” where softball after softball was thrown. Biden looked so relaxed and comfortable with them I’m shocked he didn’t don a smoking jacket and pull out a cigar.

Don’t take my word for it. Watch for yourself. The following is from Monday’s presser:

This is from Thursday’s:

That’s just pathetic. Practically every question was some variation of “Mr. Biden, how eager are you to get started on the unity and healing of our nation?”

Less than a week after Election Day, CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter practically salivated over the possibility that “normal relations between the president and the press corps” would resume under a possible Biden-Harris administration:

It’s very clear what Stelter and others in the mainstream media really mean when they gush about how things might soon “get back to normal” between the press and the White House.

Though Bo Erickson might not deserve the treatment he’s getting from Biden and his handlers, most other journalists in the media who are complaining about Biden’s treatment of the press most certainly do. You can’t all but act as apologists and front men and women for a campaign for months at a time and then all of a sudden expect them to start honoring media protocols and traditions. You’ve let them know you’ll be their lapdogs, and they are not going to be eager to change that.

The media “built this” by allowing Biden and his campaign to get away with limiting his time with reporters during the campaign under the guise of “being safe in the midst of the pandemic.”

Journalists are in the midst of reaping what they’ve sown. And the sad thing about it is that they will not learn a thing from incidents like what happened Saturday, what’s happened with Erickson on two different occasions, and all the other times they’ve been ushered away without being allowed to ask questions.

The “state-run TV”-like atmosphere will only get worse over time if Biden is certified the winner. Because no matter how badly he mistreats them, he’s still their guy and always will be. All the way to the bitter end.

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


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Might as well get it on record here as well as AoSHq, Sundowner won’t be President July 1st.
Rush played a clip Friday of a joint presser with Harris, Sundowner’s scrambled brain messed up the statement and in response the media asks Harris about the call Sundowner made to Governors with him standing right there.

    AlexanderYpsilantis in reply to Skip. | November 22, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Biden is scary impaired. Just wait until the public realizes it was a bait-n-switch all along. And Trump isn’t going away, they won’t be able to shut him up from the sidelines. Goodbye Twitter, hellow Parler!

      The second Biden is legally confirmed they’re going to ban Trump from every single platform.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Olinser. | November 22, 2020 at 9:03 pm

        Who are you kidding. The second Biden is legally confirmed (if he actually is confirmed) the whole weight of the federal government is going to be used to put Trump into jail. Permanently. The democrats hate Trump that much. They simply will not allow him to walk away from the last four years without punishment. The democrats cannot have him out in public reminding them of their failures.

        So Pres. Trump better have, for want of a better phrase, an “exit strategy” planned out for just such a contingency after he leaves office. Otherwise it’s all bound to get quite messy for him.

    FOAF in reply to Skip. | November 22, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    That will be great for the USA, to have a President so beloved she was kicked to the curb by her own party!

      alaskabob in reply to FOAF. | November 22, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      As Rush pointed out… when Biden went babbling off the reporters turned to Harris for questions. When they say “anybody but Trump”… they mean ANYBODY. Such an equal opportunity country now… anybody can be president with enough help from “friends” both foreign and domestic… and the right medications.

It is AOK. Their guy won.

If allowed, Bo Erickson may have a career in actual ‘journalism’. If it catches on, trouble ahead for Harris adm.

The media forgot that the first people killed after a revolution are the die hard revolutionaries.

They’re all strapping their knee pads on now. Is it OK for them to still wear the knee pads with the Obama logo on them?

They’ll be fighting for the chance to rub the blond hairs on Gropey Joe’s legs.


Pathetic, truly the definition of sycophantic.

Biden left without his protective press pool.

Um, I’m like triggering on the word “protective”.

I thought that was the job of the USSS?

Oh. They must mean the protection of his image and the party narrative.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to MrE. | November 22, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Which begs the question just who the persons will be making daily decisions about what?

    CaliforniaJimbo in reply to MrE. | November 22, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    When it was said they were sweeping the pool, I thought it was old Purvey joe swimming Nekkid around the female USSS agents again phew.

    henrybowman in reply to MrE. | November 22, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    When they said “protective press pool,” I thought they were just admitting what we’ve known all along — that they are a bunch of professional sycophants dedicated to ensuring that Biden gets shielded from any difficult questions, and Trump gets nothing but bile and acrimony.

AlexanderYpsilantis | November 22, 2020 at 11:39 am

The MSM covered-up for this cognizant-challenged boob for months and months, it’s going to be fun watching them deal with him as President. And this is Biden at his best, just wait until he has to wade into all the problems a President deals with on a daily basis. Dementia-afflicted people have short fuses-just watch!

The press acts more like lap dancers than lap dogs. Their job is to make the Democrats feel good.

    Edward in reply to nisquire. | November 22, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Job one for the MSM/Big Tech is getting Socialist/Communist Party candidates elected, primarily through protecting them from questions.

    Job two is making the Socialist/Communist Party organs happy, but that mostly happens when Job one is done well enough to actually get the candidate elected. Preferably without asking any questions a First Grader could answer.

They’re mad because Humpty Dumpty didn’t stop and buy them milkshakes first

Russ from Winterset | November 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm

Biden campaign calling the press: “Hey, could you come over to suck my %!*& and bring me a sandwich while you’re at it?”

The Press (after showing up in kneepads carrying a sandwich): “Mr. President, why don’t you respect us?”

Conservative Beaner | November 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm

Reap what you have sown media bitches. You will get no cooperation from the government or any sympathy from the public.

You should really ask hard question like how in the hell does this guy is getting or still has a security clearance. Just having Hunter connected with China and other foreign agents should disqualify right there. Add his decreasing mental capacity, do you really think he will remember the launch codes.

God we are soooooo screwed.

The media viewed themselves as kingmakers. They are rapidly discovering that they were nothing more than a bunch of political flacks working for the Democrat Ministry of Propaganda.

The 75 million people who voted for Trump are waking up to the fact that the US society has collapsed. Their elected officials are no longer even making an attempt to make it look as though they care about what their constituents want. The government bureaucracy refuses to do its job. The media, watchdogs for the people, has totally sold its soul to the Establishment. Wide spread election fraud stole the election from Trump. And, now the courts are dismissing all the evidence presented of said election fraud. Where can half the nation turn to redress its grievances? Not its elected officials. Not the government bureaucracy. Not the courts. And, not the news media. What is left?

    What’s left is We the People. That’s it.

    zennyfan in reply to Mac45. | November 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    No evidence has been provided. Sidney Powell hopes to to file a suit maybe this week. Is she working on the Durham timetable?

      Mac45 in reply to zennyfan. | November 22, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      Wrong. Overwhelming evidence HAS been presented, that election law violations occurred.

      First of all, you have to understand that there are two parallel investigations into election fraud ongoing. The first is the Giulianni investigation. This investigation has documented multiple instances of violations of election laws, most related to denying lawful poll watchers from observing vote counts. Said violations possibly facilitating vote fraud. Add to that a huge number of affidavits from people claiming to have witnessed vote irregularities and fraudulent activities. This should be sufficient to place a hold on certification, pending a more in-depth investigation.

      The second investigation is the Powell investigation into vote switching by electronic vote counting machines. This investigation, while potentially more damaging to those responsible is going to be of much longer duration, as the evidence is much more esoteric. And, as it now appears, this method of vote fraud was largely ineffective due to the huge voter turnout by Trump voters. That turnout forced the Dems to utilize much more brazen methods of vote fraud.

      Now, people seem to be zeroing in on the electronic vote fraud investigation and ignoring the investigation into physical vote fraud. This is being done to distract from an easily proven case of vote fraud, the Giulianni investigation. And, it is being done to allow Biden to be certified as President-elect.

      Nope, there is a nearly overwhelming case of massive vote fraud, supported by actual and circumstantial evidence. It is just being ignored.

        alaskabob in reply to Mac45. | November 22, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        The Pa. Fed judge tossed the recent suit saying he would not disenfranchise millions of voters by ruling for Trump. By doing that, he DID disenfranchise millions of voters. Voting irregularities in such a tight election have huge consequences and using the standard canards to rationalize his judgment short sighted. Oh.. he is touted as “Republican” chosen by Obama as a true jurist. Just when has Obama ever chosen that way?

    henrybowman in reply to Mac45. | November 22, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Amendment II, of course. You can thank us later for ensuring they didn’t spike that one already.

How awwwww-inspiring. His Fraudulency thinks he’s been elected king,

Outrageous suppression of the newsmedia. IMPEACHMENT.

    henrybowman in reply to rightway. | November 22, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Impeaching a President-Elect requires a majority of the Representatives-Elect and convicting him requires two-thirds of the Senators-Elect.

They are still carrying Obama’s water.

DieJustAsHappy | November 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

There will be three future volumes on the bookshelf. One: Absurd Presidencies, Vol. One – The Obama Years. Another: Absurd Presidencies, Vol. Two – The Biden/Harris Years. Between the two: America’s President – Donald J. Trump.

I still think they will try to get 2 years of of Joe to theoretically get 10 out of Kamala.

But at some point it will be the presses job to out Biden as not competent. Since otherwise Jill will “hold his hand steady” while he signs things for 4 years.

The media never favored Biden. They have been worshiping at the round heeled feet of ,la for ever. They will be happy to see Slo Joe pass the torch.

Meh. This is a food fight between two sets of Communist thugs for dominance. It is a little like watching a meeting of the Soviet Central Committee.

Besides – it’s not like Bo Erickson is in any danger of committing acts of real journalism.

The lapdog press in action. They chose it. Now they own it.

All hail Emperor Biden!

Too obvious but it’s like battered spouses who can’t stay away.

This is unacceptable. The pool exists to provide the independent account of the activities of a president(-elect) that the American people deserve.

Wow, I never thought Biden would ever do anything that would get me entirely on his side. But he’s done it. What the “pool” exists for is entirely its concern, and none of Biden’s, or Trump’s.

The pool has no legal status whatsoever, and no rights whatsoever. Reporters love to indulge in the fantasy that they are mentioned in the constitution, and have a role to play in our system of government, but it has no basis in fact. Any access a president — let alone a mere presumptive-almost-president-elect — gives them is merely a courtesy that can be withdrawn for any reason or none at all. And they need to learn this well.

For those who do now know. The media, bloggers or the communist Chinese do NOT declare who is the winner of this election. Until the election has been certified, there is NO president elect. biden is NOT the president elect. The only oval office this treasonous corrupt demented pedo will see is in his basement.

I love the tweet that refers to making an independent account.

The MSM is about to get a rude awakening, lapdogs for a presidential candidate who wins, you become Pravda.

These morons should not be so surprised. The communists never had any respect for their useful idiots.