Conservative media has long been desperate for Joe Biden to do or say something controversial. It was easy with Donald Trump, he did something insane on a near-daily basis. But the current Democratic president isn’t giving GOP media much. So instead, the MAGA world has decided to produce their own controversy.Last week, a clearly doctored clip of Joe Biden referring to Satchel Paige as a great Negro was repeatedly shown on Fox News. The video made it on the air despite the fact that Biden’s hand disappeared as he spoke.
Yesterday, the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post also decided to get in on the action. The paper reported on an edited clip where they claimed the president had a “Ron Burgandy” moment.
The clip, originally shared by Clay Travis, showed Biden saying “end quote” at the end of the sentence. The implication was that the president was just reading every word on the screen, similar to Will Ferrell’s character in Anchorman.
In reality, the line was clipped in from another moment in Biden’s presser. Earlier, the president had read a quote about the supply chain and said ‘end quote’ to make the end.
The paper was quickly called out. AJ Delgado noted, “You absolutely uneducated morons. It’s because when you’re QUOTING someone, as he is doing, it’s customary to say ‘Begin quote’ and ‘end of quote’ to delineate when you began/stopped quoting what they said. Such a despicable rag, you are..”
You absolutely uneducated morons. It's because when you're QUOTING someone, as he is doing, it's customary to say "Begin quote" and "end of quote" to delineate when you began/stopped quoting what they said.
Such a despicable rag, you are. https://t.co/ANX3sX7xfx
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) November 24, 2021
And Meidas Touch called for action, tweeting, “Let the New York Post know how you feel about spreading disinformation.”
🚨 Disinformation alert: Right wing social media has deceptively edited a clip to pretend President Biden accidentally read teleprompter instructions saying 'end of quote,' referring to it as a 'Ron Burgundy' moment. Here is the full clip. pic.twitter.com/w8Uf6MAC68
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) November 24, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.