Lying Or Simply Ignorant?

Watching President Biden these days is sad. It’s also aggravating because many of us knew in 2020 that he was not running on all eight cylinders. Now we have reached the point where when he continually repeats a lie, we don’t know if he believes the lie or if he has forgotten that it has been debunked. The mainstream media is very quick to accuse President Trump of anything they can think of only to have their accusations disproved. However, many people hear the accusation but not the truth that comes out later. That’s where we are right now.

On July 5th, Townhall posted the following:

On Thursday, President Joe Biden spent part of the 4th of July holiday giving brief remarks for military families gathered at the White House. He was pretty much the same Biden he’s been, which involved stumbling around angry and confused. We also learned that evidently no day or event is too sacred when it comes to this president trying to bring up the debunked “losers” and “suckers” hoax about former and potentially future President Donald Trump.

“You know, I was in that World War I cemetery, in France,” Biden said. “The one that my–one of our colleagues–the former president didn’t want to go and be up there,” he continued, slowing down his words and coming across as confused. “I probably shouldn’t even say it, any way,” Biden said from there, prompting laughter from the audience. “We gotta just remember who in the hell we are,” he added, his voice rising to an angry tone. “We’re the United States of America,” Biden said to cheers.

And why shouldn’t Biden be saying as much? Did he go off script? Is he aware that to claim Trump called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers” is a hoax? Did he recognize that it wasn’t the time or place to get into political jabs against Trump?

The article concludes:

As of Friday morning, the White House has yet to put out the official transcript of Biden’s remarks at the event, brief though they were. He actually spoke for only about four minutes. There is, however, a transcript of the first lady’s remarks, who spoke just before Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the president. This looks to be a pattern, that it takes much longer for the official transcript of Biden’s transcript to be shared.

The Biden-Harris HQ X account was arguably even worse in how it commemorated the holiday, putting out a post warning that the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 is supposedly so evil that it will turn American into “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

As time goes on, it is going to get harder to transcribe President Biden’s remarks–between the slurred speech, the things that don’t make sense, and the non-sequiturs, it’s like playing anagrams.

When Fake News Is Forced To Apologize

Yesterday The Daily Wire reported that Newsweek was forced to issue a retraction of statements it made about possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The attack on Judge Barrett was probably only a portent of things to come. It was a lie, but that won’t matter to many people who want to oppose her nomination because of her stand on abortion.

The article reports:

Newsweek magazine has issued a major correction to an article smearing potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, accusing the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge of belonging to a Catholic sect that “inspired” the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Initially, Newsweek claimed that “People of Praise,” a charismatic Catholic group to which Barrett reportedly belongs, “served as inspiration for Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale,” adding that female members are forced to report to spiritual superiors known as “handmaids” and that the group stresses that “men have authority over their wives.”

The article continues:

The problem? People of Praise’s “handmaids” are little more than spiritual advisors, according to sources familiar with the 1,700-member group that spoke to The Daily Wire. And as National Review Online’s David Harsanyi points out, Barrett’s partner’s “authority” must be severely limited, given that her “knuckle-dragging misogynistic religious fanatic husband has only let the poor woman out of the house twice. Once, to serve a 15-year stint as a law professor at a highly prestigious university,” and the other to serve on the 7th Circuit.

Deeper than that, though, it turns out Newsweek’s story is actually completely wrong based on information from Atwood herself, which Newsweek points out in its “correction.”

The article notes that the author has also stated that the group was not the inspiration for the book:

“Correction: This article’s headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book’s author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work,” the note read. “A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.”

“The clipping includes a spokesperson for the People of Hope sect based in Newark, New Jersey saying, ‘We’re all Roman Catholics. We differ in the sense that we are a Charismatic group, which would mean that we have prayer meetings, during which there is raising of hands, singing and speaking in tongues,’” the outlet notes. “People of Praise has never had a presence in the state of New Jersey.”

How many people have read the article but are unaware of the correction?