[See NewsBusters for more.] With Joe Biden’s popularity cratering, the White House finally announced on Tuesday that the President will submit to a pre-Super Bowl interview, talking to Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. (Previews of the interview will air on Thursday night.)The confirmation came late, just five days before the world-wide event. History has shown that Democrats like Barack Obama and Joe Biden enjoy super softballs before the big game. Perhaps this Super Bowl interview will be different. Maybe Holt will ask Biden about falling into the 30s in the Real Clear Politics average of polls, the crisis at the border, Hunter Biden or the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan. Just last year, CBS aired the Super Bowl and failed to challenge the new President. Instead, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell flattered the now-79-year-old, comparing Biden to a NFL athlete. O’Donnell gushed, “So many people might not know that you were once a pretty good receiver yourself back in the day.” Here's a montage of past Super Bowl interviews.
Super Softballs: The Long History of Pre-Game Fawning to Obama and Biden