Joe Biden engaged in a giant softball game with the press today - perhaps best described by Newsbusters' Curtis Houck as not "even putting the ball on the tee," rather "This is hitting the ball over the stands and letting Biden run the bases."
But before we get the choreographed Q&A, you should know that Biden went full Ron Burgundy today - reading "end of quote" off the teleprompter.
Biden just pulled another Ron Burgundy moment by reading the words “end of quote” out loud from the teleprompter— Courtney Holland - Text COURTNEY to 88022 (@hollandcourtney) September 4, 2020
The Friday flub comes just one day after Biden read 'topline message' off another teleprompter.
Oops! Joe Biden read the "topline message" part of the talking points his handlers gave him for a TV interview.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 2, 2020
He apparently couldn't remember it on his own. pic.twitter.com/0iGG83FZKA
In short, Biden is now having issues with 'behind the curtain' media cues.
Meanwhile, check out these softballs:
Shorter follow-up question: Why aren't you angrier about Trump?! People want you to get fired up! pic.twitter.com/77YKnZftG2— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 4, 2020
Nothing about meeting with raging antisemite, Jacob Blake Sr, in the pursuit of more woke points? Nothing about his tax plan that he said his people would 'shoot me' for revealing?
Joe Biden is Kenosha says that he can't lay out all his plans in more detail because if he goes on any longer "they'll shoot me." pic.twitter.com/N33k3wyuJl— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 3, 2020
Perhaps people will take the press seriously when they start asking serious questions.