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'Battered Biden' headline backfires on 'irredeemably awful' Fox News as president enjoys 63% approval
Fox News was mocked on Wednesday over a headline referring to President Joe Biden as "Battered Biden."
"Battered Biden under siege as crises confound the White House," read the headline on a report by Fox News's Keith Koffler.
"Memo to President Biden: Life moves pretty fast, and now the world is on fire," the report said.
Koffler argued without evidence that the White House is "confounded" because of problems with a fuel pipeline on the east coast, a disappointing jobs report and violence in the Middle East.
"He was ready for a rest, but the world wasn't ready to give him one," Koffler stated. "To add insult to the various injuries, there was even criticism of how Biden looked — at least when he was wearing a mask."
Many commenters quickly pointed out that Biden is enjoying a 63% percent approval rate, while others called Fox News a "propaganda outlet."
Read some of the comments below.
“Battered Biden" isn't cowering underground like Bunker Boy Trump.
Fox “News" is so irredeemably awful. They have the most dangerously misinformed viewers on planet Earth.
— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@BleedingMarine) May 12, 2021
Battered Biden beat the Dotard by 7 MILLION votes and has a 63% approval rate. Sit the f*^k down Fox News. #BidenApproval https://t.co/cOfIy2iz5F
— TinaW (@TinWain) May 12, 2021
Republicans / GQP or whatever they are called now are PATHETIC starting the trend Battered Biden. Every time I see Donald Trump he looks battered telling lies & aging badly. 😏
— 💋ꉔꋬꋪꋬꂵꏂ꒒ ꇙꅐꏂꏂ꓄ꋊꏂꇙꇙ 💎 (@Caramel_Angel7) May 12, 2021
Give me "Battered Biden" than the treasonous Trump/Russian propaganda outlet.
— NimbleJack 😷 (@NimbleJack8) May 12, 2021
Battered Biden my ass.
Faux Seditionist Mews is trending claiming POTUS is struggling, presumably with the crises created by #TraitorTrump.
Disgusting yet NOT surprising,
— Ari Wears a Mask Wilker Ω (@AriWilker) May 12, 2021
Battered Biden is a Russian trolls/bots latest creation with the treasonous @FoxNews doing the usual & amplifying anything that undermines our country & elevates republican traitors.
— Diana Heliotes (@DianaHeliotes) May 12, 2021
'Battered Biden' has a 63% approval rating, something Fox News's orange-visaged overlord could only wet-dream about in Mar-a-Loco: https://t.co/hAaevbxI00
— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzL) May 12, 2021
Battered Biden has a 63% approval rating, you twit.
Your mancrush barely broke 45 while saying 15 covid patients would "go down to zero very quickly." So have a seat and calm down. Maybe try one of Dr. Donald's miracle man woman person tv camera bleach injections.
— Bill Harnsberger (@BillinPortland) May 12, 2021
Oh you poor demented souls. “Battered Biden"??? With a 63% approval rating I think he's looking pretty good for somebody you called battered. What a sick bunch you all are, trying to create your own reality (show).
— MaineNHBlue (@LMM1790) May 12, 2021
Ya'll are living in an alternate universe. Biden has 63% job performance rating as of a couple days ago. Hardly indicates a battered presidency. Why can't you guys just tell the truth?
— Caroline Siverson (@kineticgardens) May 12, 2021
“Battered Biden" enjoys almost double the approval rating of Trampy Trump. https://t.co/l7bUPyZZ0o
— Sophie Wants Trump to Pay (@Sophieresists) May 12, 2021
Oh stop it. Biden's handling of the vaccine rollout proves he's capable of handling crises. The massive reduction in kids in custody at the border shows that is a work in progress. The Mideast has been in crisis ever since Jesus.
— Kenner At Home 🇺🇸⚽ (@RKennerB) May 12, 2021
Did Danielle Steele write this tweet? Lol
OH, THE DRAMA
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 12, 2021
Someone just learned about alliteration. Oooooooooh!
— McGraw (@kooolbeenz) May 12, 2021
That surging approval rating IS IT TOO HIGH
— Kathe Koja (@KatheKoja) May 12, 2021
have you been sniffing glue
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 12, 2021
I'm pretty sure Israel isn't the 51st state. Oh, and the Iron Dome defense system the IDF is using is thanks to Obama/Biden administration.
— Lee Belote (@Akula_KorAh) May 12, 2021
I don't understand how Trump could've left the nation's infrastructure so vulnerable to hackers...
Only in Fox News land is biden in crisis .
— Otter Resistance (@LG24321) May 12, 2021
"He hasn't cleaned up our messes quickly enough"
— Joyous Panther (@JoyousPanther) May 12, 2021
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was ousted from her position in House Republican leadership on Wednesday and she was reportedly booed ahead of the vote when she continued to criticize former President Donald Trump.
Before her fellow Republicans voted to remove her from the party's leadership, she spoke about how dangerous it was to have Trump continue to spout lies about the 2020 presidential election being stolen.
"We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy," she said, per source familiar," Cheney said. "If you want leaders who will enable and spread his destructive lies, I'm not your person, you have plenty of others to choose from. That will be their legacy"
According to Politico reporter Melanie Zanona, Cheney was showered with boos from fellow Republicans during her speech.
Cheney, however, was undeterred and said she'd continue to make the case against the former president as unfit for office should he decide to run again in 2024.
"But I promise you this, after today, I will be leading the fight to restore our party and our nation to conservative principles, to defeating socialism, to defending our republic, to making the GOP worthy again of being the party of Lincoln," she said.
A Trump-loving Michigan Republican is declaring war on the people who tell him when he's wrong.
The Detroit News reports that Michigan Rep. Matt Maddock has filed a new bill called the "Fact Checker Registration Act" that would force fact checkers to register with the state and would subject them to $1,000 daily fines if they are found to have made mistakes.
"The bill requires qualifying fact checkers to file proof of a $1 million fidelity bond with the Secretary of State's office, which will be tasked with developing the 'form and manner of registration and filing,'" reports the Detroit News. "An 'affected person' could bring a civil action in any county district court to claim the bond for 'any wrongful conduct that is a violation of the laws of this state.'"
If a judge finds that the "affected person" suffered "demonstrable harm" from something written by a fact checker, that fact checker could be hit with fines of $1,000 per day until they correct the record.
Democratic Michigan State Sen. Jeremy Moss, however, predicted that Maddock's anti-fact checking bill would get shot down by courts even if it managed to pass.
"This is an affront to the First Amendment," he told the Detroit News.
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