During the 2016 campaign, you may recall, the right-wing disinfo squad was trying its best to convince the electorate that Hillary Clinton was not a well woman — indeed, that she was in such ill-health she could keel over at any moment.
Well, long story short, but she didn’t, and she hasn’t since then.
Five years later, some on the right are trying to do the same thing with Joe Biden, suggesting that he’s so old and so decrepit that he’s unfit for office. A month ago, Biden stumbled several times while climbing up the stairs to Air Force One, and they haven’t shut up about it since then.
Now they’re trying to use Biden’s first golf outing as president as proof that the administration is trying to hide the truth about his allegedly frail condition.
He didn’t fall down on the course or anything like that, so the newly hatched Joe Biden Golf Truthers are claiming there’s something fishy about the photo that Politico used to illustrate their story on the president’s golfing trip.
Sophie O’Hara of WayneDupree.com took aim at Biden’s “Golf Game” — she put the words in scare quotes — in a post on Friday.
Here we go again with the “Biden Tricks” from the media…it’s a never-ending propaganda show.
This time the media is using Joe’s so-called golf game today to create the illusion that Joe is a strong, agile leader, who is healthy and fit, just out for a golf game like a sprite young man.
Sprite? I think you mean “spry.”
Does anyone believe this nonsense?
Just yesterday he was too “sick” to come down and greet the Prime Minister of Japan, but now suddenly he’s Tiger Woods?
Uh, maybe update your cultural references a little? Tiger Woods is currently recovering from a car crash that really fucked up one of his legs.
Anyway, her proof that Biden’s “Golf Game” deserves scare quotes: Politico used an old file photo of Biden golfing to illustrate its article.
And here’s the kicker….Some in the media are dutifully printing their stories about Biden’s big “golf game,” but they’re using a photo of him golfing from 2016.
I’ll match your “what” with one of my own, because I have no idea how this is proof of anything nefarious — or really anything at all.
Check out this Politico piece. Look at that sprite man, …
Uh, again, the word is “spry.” He’s not an elf or fairy.
Look at that sprite man, taking that tough swing on a hill, just steps from the water…what an athlete, right?
The picture is 5 years old and Joe as declined quite a lot in 5 years.
It’s just a goddamn file photo.
A lot of people were wondering what was going on.
Just another day in the “Biden Show.”
Her proof that “a lot of people” were wondering about this? A handful of Tweets, including one from a Twitter influencer called CatTurd. As well as this “just asking questions” Tweet from another anonymous Twitterer.
O’Hara asked her own questions:
So, if Joe was really out there on the course “golfing” why did Politico use a sprite, active-looking photo from 2016?
SPRY THE WORD IS SPRY NOT SPRITE, SPRY! JESUS CHRIST GET IT TOGETHER.
They couldn’t find the actual photos of Joe golding? They’re out there. I found one…and it’s much less flattering than the one Politico used.
Here’s the pic she found of Joe, er, “golding.”
Here’s the one Politico used, which they noted was from 2016.
I dunno, they both just look like generic pictures of some old dude playing golf. Joe seems to have put on a few pounds since 2016 but, come on, who hasn’t?
I think we all know why Politico used the more active/young photo.
Because that’s what the handlers want us to believe Joe is.
Ignore your eyes and ears, and just believe the handlers when they tell you that Joe is strong, fit, smart, and a great leader.
And if they need a few 5-year-old photos to sell that story to a low-info public, so be it.
What a sham.
I don’t know. It seems to me that someone using a smear tactic from five years ago shouldn’t really be complaining about five-year-old photos..
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