President Joe Biden’s 2021 speech to Congress wasn’t anything remarkable, but that didn’t stop members of the corrupt press from gushing over the Democrat’s rhetoric like it was his next big inaugural address.
In his hour-long speech last April, Biden promoted his administration’s aggressive Democrat agenda to a handful of masked legislators who cheered him on.
Some pundits such as Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech had the wisdom to call Biden’s speech for what it was: a “complete tissue of lies” that was “a political blip immediately forgotten.” Now-CNN+ Anchor Chris Wallace, like many others in the corporate media, however, was quick to fall for Biden’s unity schemes, empty promises, and statistical lies.
“You know, I think this is going to be a popular speech with the American people,” Wallace, who worked for Fox News at the time, said. “He offered a lot of stuff. Four trillion dollars will buy a lot of stuff, from millions of jobs to child-care to community health centers, all kinds of stuff, community colleges.”
In his analysis of the address, Wallace parroted Biden’s lies about taxing the rich and said those, too, would score the president political points with the American public.
“And the other thing that’s pretty popular is he said, ‘You’re not going to have to pay for it,’” Wallace said. “’Big corporations are going to pay for it. People making more than $400,000 are going to pay for it.’ But the vast majority of people watching tonight aren’t, so offering a lot of stuff and saying you aren’t going to have to pay for it is pretty popular.”
Wallace’s groveling came just a few months after he called the president’s Jan. 20, 2021 inaugural address the “best inaugural address I ever heard.”
“I think it was less an inaugural address and more part sermon, part pep talk and talking directly to the American people, saying, ‘Hear me out,’” Wallace gushed in last year. “‘We have a right to dissent peacefully, but our disagreement must not lead to disunion.’ It was a call to our better angels, a call saying, ‘Look, we’ve got tremendous challenges — Covid, the economy, racial injustice, climate change — but there’s nothing we can’t do if we come together.’”
Biden’s 2021 speech garnered support from other corporate media talking heads, who were bursting with praise for the Democrat and let him off the hook for lying. CNN White House correspondent John Harwood said Biden filled his address with “plain, non-political, non-ideological language” despite polling suggesting Americans thought the opposite.
“Veterans, single moms, poor kids, those suddenly without jobs and health care, Biden grounding his speech in plain, non-political, non-ideological language invoking the people he wants to help,” Harwood tweeted.
Some outlets such as the New York Times took the liberty of calling Biden’s speech a “victory lap” before he even gave it.
CBS painted Biden’s message as “hopeful” while MSBC’s Chris Hayes fawned over Biden’s ability to “give a speech like this 99 days into his term.”
Instead of Biden’s few and far between speeches in early 2021 gaining popularity with the American people as Wallace and others wrongly predicted, Biden’s radical congressional address only garnered 11.6 million viewers, less than half of the people who tuned into former President Donald Trump’s lowest-rated speech.
Sure enough, Biden’s promises didn’t change much for good in Washington D.C. or the nation. Instead, Biden’s time in office has not only exacerbated the nation’s economic turmoil but created more crises at the southern U.S. border, inland, and overseas. Gas prices are up and the American families Biden promised to refrain from taxing are paying much more for essential goods thanks to rising inflation, which economists call a “hidden tax.”
Biden is scheduled to deliver his first official State of the Union address next week to a full Congress, a significant change from last year’s speech, which was plagued with unjustifiable Covid-19 restrictions and mask theater. This time, the president is expected to use his position to push his administration’s expensive legislative agenda. If Wallace and other corporate media talking heads are smart, they’ll refrain from giving Biden’s speech glowing coverage that doesn’t match Americans’ true feelings about this administration.