Yesterday, after another “well below expectations” jobs report was released, President Biden delivered remarks in which he placed much of the blame on the delta variant (it just can’t be that his “Build Back Better” agenda hasn’t built anything back better except the Taliban). Nancy Pelosi also cited the delta variant as a reason the jobs report was a stinker.
Here’s what Biden said yesterday:
Joe Biden blames the delta variant for his weak August jobs report, saying there’s “no question” that’s why the number isn’t stronger. pic.twitter.com/jBuowFLce4
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 3, 2021
Right on cue, the media knew what to do. Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, shared a few examples:
The Talking Points are in. pic.twitter.com/IiloFNSA32
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 3, 2021
Naturally, the media just ran with Biden’s (and Pelosi’s) claim as fact:
For the media it’s just instinct at this point to take the ball from the DNC and run with it.
Regurgitating talking points – What the “media” does best.
— MariatheAssayer (@MariaViale5) September 3, 2021
— No shadows in my key (@RobMcCarney) September 4, 2021
Gee, why is trust in the media at an all time low?