In a remarkable coincidence (unless the mainstream media gets together weekly to craft talking points to praise President Joe Biden), two top papers recently dropped stories declaring that Biden isn’t a bald-faced liar.

Nope, he just “stretch[es] the available facts” and tells tales with the “factual edges shaved off.”

“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 New York Times wrote on Tuesday.

“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 Times said in the piece, headlined “Biden, Storyteller in Chief, Spins Yarns That Often Unravel.”

The Washington Post also sought to shave some factual edges off of Biden’s long history of lying.

“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.”

“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,” the Post said on October 5.

Both pieces by the liberal newspapers came after a major snafu by Biden.

On September 28, Biden delivered a speech at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington, D.C. He recognized those involved in the effort, including Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN).

In his shout-outs, Biden said: “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She must not be here.”

She wasn’t there because Walorski is dead. She died, along with three others, in a head-on car crash on August 3.

Biden, 79, had clearly forgotten that Walorski had died, even though on the day of her death, the White House released a statement from the president mourning her.

That has prompted Americans to ponder whether he is all there. An Issues & Insights/TIPP survey of 1,376 adults released Monday showed 64% of Americans are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned,” a 5-point jump from its last poll in August.

Biden’s tall tales also cause concern. He does lie a lot, and that raises questions. Has he forgotten? Does he think he’s telling the truth? Does he believe the lies he’s telling?

For instance, during the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden repeatedly said he was arrested in the 1970s in South Africa as he tried to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.

He said he was arrested in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg, a city in the northeast of the country. But at the time, Mandela was being held on Robben Island, near Cape Town in the southwest part of the country.

The problem: The two sites are some 900 miles apart.

The Times piece listed a few of Biden’s lies.

“The exaggerated biography that Mr. Biden tells includes having been a fierce civil rights activist who was repeatedly arrested. He has claimed to have been an award-winning student who earned three degrees. And last week, speaking on the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico, he said he had been ‘raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically.’”

But both papers sought to whitewash Biden’s lies, saying it’s just politics.

“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. 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 Post wrote.

And the Times said Biden’s lies are different from his predecessor’s.

“Former President Donald J. Trump lied constantly, not only about trivial details (like insisting it hadn’t rained during his inauguration when it clearly had) 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.”

Then the Times equivocated.

“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.”

We all know Biden is a liar who lies for political expedience. But what do you call news outlets that lie about a lying liar and the lies he tells?

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.

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