CNN shills slap a whole LOT of lipstick on the pig that was Biden’s presser: ‘Smart thing to do’

President Joe Biden’s fan club went into overdrive to defend him following his disastrous press conference on Thursday.

The president made headlines for all the wrong reasons after the presser in which he wagged a finger at reporters and insisted his memory is “fine” despite confusing the names of political leaders yet again. And as the left melted down over criticism of the 81-year-old and the media went into overdrive to spin the narrative in his favor, CNN did its part to prop up the cognitively challenged president.

In fact, CNN analysts Errol Louis and John Avlon thought Biden did a great job and that the presser was a “smart thing to do” despite his gaffe and heated interactions with reporters.

“What you heard from the president at the end of that piece was real. That was not a manufactured fury,” Phil Mattingly said on “CNN This Morning” Friday.

“My understanding, according to people who are in the room at the behind closed doors of the House Democratic Caucus a few hours prior, he had been more profane in saying the same exact thing. He was mad. Did he help himself or hurt himself at the press conference last night?” he asked.

“It’ll vary from viewer to viewer. I thought it was good for him to show who he is. This is not handlers. This was not pollsters. This was Joe Biden, you know, sort of letting everybody know kind of where he’s coming from and how he feels,” Louis replied.

“I think that makes him seem more youthful, more engaged, more human, more relatable. There are pollsters who will tell you differently. It’ll play differently, you know, when you get it looped into a campaign ad,” he added.

“But I think it can only help to have him do what I think a lot of us all know, which is that, yes, this is somebody we haven’t seen before, a president who’s up in age. And that means there are going to be verbal flubs. There are going to be questions that are raised,” Luois continued his defense of Biden.

“How he responds needs to be how he wants to respond, not what pollsters think, not what some ad down the road is going to try and portray, but sort of who he is and what he’s doing. And I think authenticity wins out over a lot of different problems in this case,” he claimed.

Avlon concurred.

“I think there’s a lot to that. I think in politics and in life, the best defense is a good offense. And you got to get ahead of the story. You don’t just let the narrative be,” said the CNN senior political analyst who spent his last day at the network on Friday, announcing the day before that he was departing after joining CNN in 2010.

“You know, that’s going to create some unforced errors. He is a man of a certain age. And time moves in one direction. And so that’s something he’s going to have to deal with,” he continued.

“But to assuage fears, you’re not going to, you can’t hide him. You need to, he needs to talk to the American people directly and take questions,” Avlon added. “And so I think that’s the right thing to do. And ultimately the smart thing to do.”

Frieda Powers


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