Project Save Joe Biden: CBS Helps ‘Defiant’ Biden’ ‘Explain,’ Spin Afghan Debacle

Scott Whitlock | August 17, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] Less than 24 hours after the networks savaged Joe Biden’s debacle in Afghanistan, CBS on Tuesday switched into spin mode, touting the “defiant” President and ignoring ominous polling for the Democrat. CBS This Morning reporter Ed O’Keefe mostly repeated talking points from Biden’s blame-everyone-else speech on Monday: “President Biden defiantly defended his position defiantly to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.” O’Keefe parroted the President as he spread the blame around: “But Mr. Biden also blamed Afghan leaders and the Afghan military for failing to fight the Taliban.” He added, “Mr. Biden also offered some explanations for the evacuation’s scramble.”

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