Daniel Greenfield, It’s hard to say who came off worse in Joe Biden’s first press conference.
1. The career politician who once again stumbled through answering a bunch of softball questions.
2. The media which tossed Biden softball questions while avoiding any substantial issues.
There’s not much that can be expected of Biden. Given time and whatever cocktail is being pumped into his veins, he can get through a speech or deliver a few talking points from a cheat sheet, but personal interaction is not at this point his strong suit. So Biden delivering another rambling, stumbling, and halting performance isn’t news. The media however can be expected to at least ask basic and relevant questions about major issues.
Surreally, the media didn’t ask Biden about the coronavirus. The one topic that had occupied it for the worse part of a year somehow vanished from the scene. But, even more surreally, the media kept on pushing Democrat talking points about their plot to eliminate the filibuster.
These were not challenging questions. They were talking point word salads that Biden still stumbled through.
And, more pathetically, the media allowed Biden to get away with lying about the border surge without a single fact check in sight.
But that’s just business as usual.
This was not a press conference. It was the press equivalent of a staged wrestling match in which all the moves are choreographed ahead of time, but the star is still too dazed to properly pull them off. The Democrat media gave Biden a staged platform to put on a show and he blew it.
Is it more humiliating to be the star who can’t remember his lines or the patsies who can’t aspire to anything better?
Biden Sends $15 Million in COVID Aid to “Palestinians” Who Have Half Of US Fatality Rate
Last spring, Senate Democrats were obsessed with saving Hamas from the coronavirus.
Eight Senate Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, dispatched a four-page letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding to know what America was doing about the coronavirus.
Not in America. In Gaza.
According to the Senate letter, “as of March 24, the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Gaza Strip.”
That’s two cases. Two. The United States has over 200,000 as of now.
The letter quotes an article claiming that in Gaza, “health ministry officials” whined “that just one person infected with the deadly virus would end in ‘complete disaster’”
Fast forward to this year and some 500 Gazan residents in Hamas territory have died of the virus. That’s not exactly a major crisis.
The CFR or case fatality rate in those parts of Israel under the control of Hamas and the PLO is below 1%. Ours is around 1.8% and has been as high as 6.2%.
So the Biden administration is directing $15 million in aid to PLO and Hamas areas.
The United States said Thursday it is giving $15 million to vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a sharp reversal from the Trump administration which cut off almost all aid to the Palestinians.
Thomas-Greenfield said the $15 million in aid is “consistent with our interests and our values, and it aligns with our efforts to stamp our the pandemic and food insecurity worldwide.”
Food insecurity? Because we’re also funding food aid programs. Food isn’t a bomb, but as a practical matter foreign aid is fungible and non-profits on the ground in areas controlled by terrorists tend to either use local contractors associated with the terrorist leadership or make payoffs to them.