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FactCheck.org Goes Full Orwellian Defending Biden’s “Repeat The Line” Embarassment

FactCheck.org Goes Full Orwellian Defending Biden’s “Repeat The Line” Embarassment

Omri Ceren: “There’s no doubt we all use ‘Orwellian’ too casually, imprecisely, and often. But when the party in power is telling you that you didn’t see and hear what you just saw and heard – and it’s on tape so you can see and hear it over and over – that does get a little bit on the nose.”

Joe “I am the Democratic Party” Biden caused much hilarity and sparked much mockery with his recent bizarre “repeat the line” teleprompter gaffe.

The WH response was insane, insisting that he said words that we can all see and hear he did not.

My guess is not that the teleprompter provided the instruction, “repeat the line,” but that the teleprompter literally said “let me repeat the line.” And Biden flubbed it.

After all, the White House staff knows better than to trust Biden with something that requires any thought at all; they have to give him explicit notes telling him to take his own seat, for goodness’ sake.

That’s just a guess, though, and confirmation would require the WH to acknowledge that Slow Joe can’t be trusted not just with teleprompter instructions (even those in ALL CAPS) but with reading what is actually on the teleprompter.

What cannot be denied is what we all can see and hear in the clip. Biden literally says, “end quote. Repeat the line.”

FactCheck.org performs some logic- and sense-defying rhetorical gymnastics in defense of Biden and Democrats, though, and this partisan take is much more interesting than what Biden did or didn’t say.

FactCheck.org sheds all semblance of nonpartisan fact-checking and goes all-in for the Democrat and WH spin. It’s truly disgusting.

Under the heading “debunking viral claims,” FactCheck.org posts an article entitled, “Social Media Posts Misleadingly Edit and Misrepresent Biden Remarks from Teleprompter” (archive link).

The White House transcript, which was doctored to reflect what Biden should have said and not what he actually said, is cited as the authority here, the final word.

Before signing the order, Biden delivered remarks in which he directly quoted the court’s majority opinion, and the White House released a copy of his remarks. Here is the White House transcript:

Biden, July 8: One of the most extraordinary parts of the decision, in my view, is the majority writes, and I quote, “Women…” — it’s a quote now, from the majority — “Women are not without electoral or political power. It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who registered to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so.” End of quote.

Let me repeat the line: “Women are not without electoral…” and/or political — “or” — let me be precise; not “and/or” — “…or political power.”

That’s another way of saying that you, the women of America, can determine the outcome of this issue.

In the video of the remarks, it’s not clear that Biden says “let me” before saying “repeat the line.”

It’s “not clear” Biden says “let me” because he did not say it, but rather than just admit this, FactCheck.org is on a mission, a leftwing, Democrat mission.

Ultimately, the goal of the FactCheck.org piece is not to vindicate Biden (an impossible task in this case); it is to vilify anyone on social media for wrongthink.

But posts on social media shared a shortened clip of that part of Biden’s remarks to falsely claim that he mistakenly read the cues off the teleprompter when he said “end of quote” and “repeat the line,” insinuating that he is becoming senile.

The videos in the social media posts don’t include Biden citing the full quote of the court’s opinion, so it isn’t clear that he was ending a direct quote and then went on to repeat it.

One post on Facebook shared the video with the title “Biden HUMILIATES Himself During Speech, Can’t Read A Teleprompter.”

“​​Ooops…President literally reads teleprompter instructions, YOU: ,” read the caption of another Facebook post.

“Joe Biden accidentally reads the part on the teleprompter that says ‘end of quote, repeat the line’ when they wanted him to say the line again,” read a false claim on Twitter.

“Whoever controls the teleprompter is the real President,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a reply to the tweet.

This wasn’t a fact check on what Biden did or didn’t say, it was a hit piece on half the country, on the “deplorables” and wrongthinkers and “domestic terrorists” who reject Biden’s and the Democrats’ America Last agenda.

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Comments

E Howard Hunt | July 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

The problem is that Joe remembers how he was chastised the last time he said, “Let me repeat.” He let out a huge fart that cleared the room.

Close The Fed | July 16, 2022 at 7:59 pm

The hunger for power will make the power-hungry do mad, barbaric things.

    Peabody in reply to Close The Fed. | July 17, 2022 at 12:56 am

    If Jill Biden was not hungry for Power, Joe would have resigned according to plan due to “health reasons”.

      nordic prince in reply to Peabody. | July 17, 2022 at 2:00 am

      If she had any decency, Pedo Pervert Joe wouldn’t have run in the first place. He would be sitting in a rocking chair somewhere, yelling at ghost kids only he could see to get off his lawn (although admittedly he should be swinging from a rope for his treason). The only reason why he’s in the situation he’s in is because “Dr.” Jill has no compuctions about committing elder abuse on a daily basis.

      Dimsdale in reply to Peabody. | July 17, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Hungry to “grace” those magazine covers. You know, the ones that flatly refused to put Melania on the cover….

      This is what you get when you marry the babysitter….

number crunch | July 16, 2022 at 8:07 pm

The fact checkers shot their wad years ago with social media censorship when they tried to enforce conformity of thought.. They’re for the most part ignored or laughed at as biased party hacks.

    Dimsdale in reply to number crunch. | July 17, 2022 at 10:22 am

    The “fact checkers” are censors, pure and simple, de facto agents of the Democrat Party.

    The mutate the definition of “facts” just like “justice,” “fair,” and “equality.”

The hardcore left are busy alienating the vast middle and anyone to the right of Trotsky

I believe Biden read exactly what was on the teleprompter. He’s done it before. Remember “Next page”?

healthguyfsu | July 16, 2022 at 8:32 pm

This is not Orwellian. The WH transcript is liberal BS misconduct that is regular expectation for this administration, and that is a big enough scandal in and of itself. On the other hand, factcheck.org is not the government.

They are free to beclown themselves with each passing click. Further, if this is the hill they want their credibility to die a thousand deaths on, then I say that’s very good news because they are making it too easy to expose their fraud and hyperpartisanship.

The logical thing to say would be: “Let me say that again”, or “I’ll say it again”. “Repeat the line” sounds more like a teleprompter instruction.

    malclave in reply to navyvet. | July 16, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    “Repeat the line” doesn’t even sound like a TOTUS instruction to me… wouldn’t they have just written the line again?

    I thought it sounded like an instruction over an earpiece.

chrisboltssr | July 16, 2022 at 10:54 pm

At what point do you just call Leftists communist? Continuing to treat them as a legitimate party other only political differences is hurting the entire nation.

Shouldn’t we feel bad about mocking a mental retard?

And shouldn’t the left feel really, really bad about “electing” one?

    henrybowman in reply to Paul. | July 16, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    When the mental retard apologizes for dissolving 13% of my retirement stash (so far), I’ll consider it.

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can change the focus to a soft blur. Or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour four years sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear…

Orwellian is the wrong word.
The right word is Fletcherian.

Fuzzy says, “My guess is not that the teleprompter provided the instruction, “repeat the line,” but that the teleprompter literally said “let me repeat the line.” And Biden flubbed it.”

Nonsense. In all of my 60 years, I’ve never heard anyone say that. When people want to emphasize something they’ve just said, they say, “Let me repeat that”. No one, ever, says, “Let me repeat ‘the line'”. That’s just not how anyone speaks.

The definition of ‘check’ these organizations use these days is “ stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable):”

That’s just silly. Teleprompters wouldn’t display “Repeat the line” to repeat a line. The teleprompter would just display the line twice.

Fact Checkers are a myth—-they are paid by people that have firm opinions and if the checkers want paid they will do what they are told or follow the rules that the payers set forth for them!!!!!

Joe Biden is stupid. He has been making “gaffes” for over 45 years. The dinosaur media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, have been covering up for him for decades. Now he has demintia. His family and party are commiting elder abuse

If there was any doubt that these “fact check” organizations are nothing more than propaganda factories, there is no doubt now.

Char Char Binks | July 17, 2022 at 2:33 pm

“I’m Joe BIDEN!?”

Thanks, Fuzz. Do we know anything about the people behind FactCheck.org, or where it gets it’s funding?

Joe Biden is stupid. He has been making “gaffes” for over 45 years. The dinosaur media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, have been covering up for him for decades. Now he has demintia. His family and party are commiting elder abuse.