“For more than four decades, Mr. Biden has embraced storytelling as a way of connecting with his audience, often emphasizing the truth of his account by adding, ‘Not a joke!’ in the middle of a story,” the Times wrote.
“But Mr. Biden’s folksiness can veer into folklore, with dates that don’t quite add up and details that are exaggerated or wrong, the factual edges shaved off to make them more powerful for audiences,” the leftist media organ fudged in providing cover for Biden.
“Put Biden in front of a crowd, and he’ll try to connect with it — even if, at times, the connection seems to stretch the available facts,” the Post wrote.
“When delivering the commencement address for the U.S. Naval Academy, he claimed to have almost attended the school. When he spoke to a group of athletes in Israel, he suggested he came close to trying out as a walk-on in the NFL.”
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden also repeatedly said he was arrested in the 1970s in South Africa when he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.
The story fell apart when Biden said that he was arrested in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg. Mandela was being held on Robben Island, near Cape Town – a location 900 miles away from Soweto.
The Post defended Biden by saying that it is just what politicians do.
“Biden’s search for a connection also shows his approach to ethnic politics, a skill that he needed for much of his career as he sought to cater to small slices of an electorate in a small state,” the Post wrote.
“I got raised in the black church.”
“I got my education…in the black church.”
“I probably went to shul more than many of you did.”
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“And it reflects his role, once he graduated to the national stage, as a glad-handing pol who has visited Little Italy in Cleveland, Chinatown in Los Angeles and Little Havana in Miami.”
The Times took another approach.
“Former President Donald J. Trump lied constantly, not only about trivial details… but also about consequential moments — misleading about the pandemic, perpetrating the ‘big lie’ that Mr. Biden stole the 2020 election and claiming falsely that the Capitol was not attacked by his supporters on Jan. 6, 2021,” the Times wrote, blindly following the Biden regime’s Democrat talking points on major vote fraud issues.
“Mr. Biden’s fictions are nowhere near that scale. But they are emblematic of how the president, over nearly five decades in public life, has been unable to break himself of the habit of spinning embellished narratives, sometimes only loosely based on the facts, to weave together his political identity.”