Even the obviously left-leaning news outlet, MSNBC, seems to have had it with the gaffe prone former VP.

One of the network’s most outspokenly anti-Trump hosts, Chris Matthews blasted current Democratic front-runner, Joe Biden over a military story he told on the campaign trail that has been called into question, insisting that a “reporter would be fired” for making such errors.

“He never seems to hurt anybody, really, with these gaffes,” Matthews began the panel discussion on Friday. “The trouble is you don’t know whether there ever was a conversation between the former Vice President and the four-star general where he said, ‘We could lose a vice president.'” Matthews continued, “I mean, he’s not Ernest Hemingway. You don’t get to make it up based upon facts. You have to have the facts.”

The “Hardball” host praised The Washington Post’s reporting, calling its critique of Biden’s account a “beautiful story” that debunked the remarks “point by point.”

“A reporter would be fired for this stuff,” Matthews added.

The Democratic frontrunner’s blunder took place in late August when Biden recounted a story he claimed to be “God’s truth” at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

At the rally, Biden offered an emotional account of his decision to travel to Afghanistan, despite concerns about the dangers of visiting a war-torn area, in order to honor a Navy captain for retrieving the body of his dead comrade during battle.

According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.”

The heart-pounding story involved the captain telling Biden that he didn’t “want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.” It left many in the audience breathless. The only problem is, according to The Washington Post it “never happened.”  The Post came to that conclusion after speaking with a dozen military and campaign sources.

Comedy of Errors

According to the Post, Biden misremembered and “jumbled” a few different events. “It appears as though the former Vice President has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story,” The Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote. “In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.”

During an interview on Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart’s “Cape Up” podcast, Biden acknowledged that he had not read the report but stood firm against the criticism. “I have not read the article but my response is similar to a story you had about the fact that, you know, ‘Joe Biden, you know talked about the assassination of Barack Obama.’ Well, everybody understood the context. It was a totally different context that it was all about. Later, everybody clarified it,” Biden began. “There was no gaffe there. I was making the point to a group of young people that imagine if your generation were confronted with the things that happened in mine.”

“I was making the point about how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we lost. And I don’t know what the problem is. I mean, what is it that I said wrong?”

10 thoughts on “Even MSNBC Says That Biden’s Gaffes Are Too Much!”
  1. “A reporter would be fired for this stuff,” Except they aren’t. Time after time, in case after case, reporters and talking heads get story details so wrong, yet they are applauded for their “Forward Thinking”, and such! Case in point: I watched the entire news report when that idiot Democrat Mental Midget killed his mommy and stole her guns, went to that school, Sandy Hook, in Connecticut, and killed 26 people, including all those kids. He used a handgun to kill those people. I know this because as it was being reported, there was a film clip of the police searching his car, and pulling the AR-15 rifle from the trunk of that car! Now, why would the police, or anybody else, pick up a murder weapon, and place it in the trunk of the perpetrator’s car? They wouldn’t! yet, it is STILL reported to have been used in the murders! This is only ONE example, of many, many others! And even now, the parents are trying to sue the manufacturer, for some hair brained idea placing blame on them, instead of the idiot who did the shooting! That’s absurd! How many times has Ford or Chevrolet been sued because some idiot drove a car while intoxicated? So, tell, just what is the difference?

  2. What does that have to do with Biden? He has lost his mind. He makes no sense every time he speaks. It’s not GAFF”S it’s old age. O-bummer told him not to do it, that’s his good friends advice. O-bummer is a terrorist that almost brought down America. Biden will not be able to negotiate with foreign Leaders. None of these Can’t-i-dates will ever be elected! Trump will chew them up. Killary is a big fat liar and thief. She has also had people killed. The Dem’s will never have power again!

  3. Far too many stupid people in this country, and the Lib a want Illegals to vote? When they don’t even speak English? Gimmee a break…

  4. Most politicians lie but they know they are lying, just part of the job.Poor old Joe doesnt even know

  5. Joe Biden not knowing what he does wrong translates into he’ll never know when he does right. He is one of those politician’s the Deep State continuously molds to answer what Biden doesn’t know or understand.
    When he goes “off the cuff,” he doesn’t really know it–and that makes it 10 times worse as it shows the public he’s lost it. Biden’s responses are like a man sequestered in a totally dark room, and someone turns the lights on–and he looks around to see where he is.

  6. yea! go to show how low the u-s has sunk for to be able to run for president much less get votes thank GOD for trump he kept that lying lizzy murdering cow out of the white house go trump 2020

  7. She LOST get over it! Trump forever. He will win in a landslide in 2020. I believe the Democratic Party will never have power again. They are hateful, rude, mean and uneducated people. How they were elected is beyond me. Let’s see how the corruption erupts when the IG, Durham and Barr’s investigation develops. This will be the biggest case in American History. It started with o-bummer. Killary paid for the Dossier and so forth and so on. These people have made millions and did nothing for the American people. Killary has killed people to cover up many of her scheme’s . Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Strok, Page the whole bunch corrupted the government. The FBI CIA was turned upside down. Get ready!

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