Joe Biden has not assumed the office yet, but today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page gets our local Republican propaganda vehicle quickly up to speed with two attacks on the president-elect.
Ben Shapiro tells us to “Be Prepared for Media to Serve as Lapdogs for Biden.” If you read his column, Shapiro doesn’t go too far beyond the title other than to briefly defend the President. Among the media’s sins (according to Shapiro):
President Donald Trump was presented as the single-greatest factor in the rise of COVID around the nation. Barrels of ink were spilled over his supposed support for white supremacy. Reams of paper were wasted claiming that Trump presented a threat to the integrity of the election itself.
And Shapiro’s point is what?
Additionally, Shapiro tells us that the media did not give sufficient attention to Hunter Biden and now they are defending Dr. Jill Biden. (Ben needs to spend some time in higher education where the use of “doctor” is quite common.) This apparently makes them “lapdogs.”
More interesting is Laura Hollis’ Friday column. Like the last couple of Fridays, it contains more lies about the 2020 presidential election and then adds some new attacks on Joe Biden. Hollis’ column was published yesterday (December 17) by Creative Syndicators. She writes:
At this writing, we are still awaiting the final steps in the process of confirming the winner of the 2020 presidential election. . . .
We are? Which steps are you talking about, Laura? Here is CNN from December 9:
All 50 states and DC have now certified their presidential election results
And on December 14, the Electoral College met. The AP’s headline on Monday was:
Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost
Again, which steps are we waiting for?
For the rest of the column, Hollis speculates on how Catholics may react to some of Biden’s policies. Not surprising, the syndicator’s title (and the one used by the rest of the news sources that carried the column) accurately reflects the thrust of her column:
Will Joe Biden Have a ‘Catholic Problem?’
However, the Intelligencer apparently found this title to be insufficiently anti-Biden and so they put words into Laura Hollis’ mouth. Here is the Intelligencer’s title:
Biden Signals Policies Many Catholics Will Find Repulsive
Does this accurately reflect her column? Hollis certainly appears to think that Catholics will not like some of Biden’s policies, but nowhere in the column does Hollis use the word “repulsive.”
Hey, Intelligencer, when will the Kamala Harris attacks begin? (My guess is that Ogden’s featured right-wing columnists are still working on their code words.)