President Biden: Don’t Apologize

The Beltway media found reason to be faux outraged when President Biden, in a moment of wonderful clarity and truth-telling, and the gift of an open microphone, calls Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch.”


Good job, President, calling a thing a thing. Corn Pop would be proud.

Peter Doocy is a terrible journalist most known for the daily dogwalking Press Secretary Jenn Psaki gives him because of his dumb questions. He regularly lobs “gotcha” questions that are nothing more than right-wing false equivalencies, lies, misinformation, and disinformation. 

He is among a group of journalists who are unqualified to question the president but yet the country is forced to listen to the likes of him and those like him every day, across all media. 

Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Andrea Mitchell, Fox News, and almost everyone at the the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, and Politico are the mouthpieces chosen to tell us what is happening in the country. They are chosen by the owners and operators of Big Media which is exclusively owned, operated, and managed by wealthy conservative GOP-voting white men.

The rightward slant of the news is obvious to anyone paying attention.

After President Biden’s accurate words hit the newswire, those conservative men and women celebrated the opportunity to lecture viewers and readers about the dignity of the office of the president being sullied.

The absolute gall of the media to go after President Biden for calling Peter Doocy a stupid son of a bitch after they sat by and happily accepted daily abuse and insults from the deposed former “president.”

You’ll recall the former “president” said the press was “the enemy of the people” and berated them daily and often by name. The number of articles and tweets calling him out after now six years of constant abuse are few and far between. He mocked reporters with disabilities and specifically attacked Black journalists while the white-male-dominated media sat by quietly and approvingly.

Spare me the outrage of demanding an apology after we’ve witnessed the nightmare of the prior four years of hate, bigotry, racism, and a full attempt to dissolve free and fair elections. 

The media applauded and cashed bonus checks, their networks gleefully reported rising advertising revenues, and we watched in horror while thousands of thugs, fueled by lies they  reported and printed as “both sides,” stormed the Capitol and left their feces on the walls and their smells on the walls. 

You know what else President Biden shouldn’t apologize for?

He shouldn’t apologize for choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate.

He shouldn’t apologize for trying to work with Republicans.

He shouldn’t apologize for expediting a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

He shouldn’t apologize for focusing on getting 46 (and counting) judges confirmed.

He shouldn’t apologize for prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations.

He shouldn’t apologize for focusing on infrastructure.

He shouldn’t apologize for going big with Build Back Better.

He shouldn’t apologize for pushing hard for voting rights.

He shouldn’t apologize for honoring his family who are deceased.

He shouldn’t apologize for his diverse cabinet.

He shouldn’t apologize for going home to Delaware on weekends.

He shouldn’t apologize for delegating key initiatives to Vice President Kamala Harris.

He shouldn’t apologize for not clapping back against elected Democrats.

He shouldn’t apologize for his Catholic faith.

He shouldn’t apologize for his age and experience.

He shouldn’t apologize for his dogs.

And he sure as hell shouldn’t apologize for all the accomplishments he and VP Harris and the administration have accomplished so far… 

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We are in a timeline where right is wrong and former abusive leaders are longed for by a press corp bereft of journalistic integrity and moral clarity. 

The press who parrot GOP lies, peddle bothsidesism, and hyperventilate over the latest “Democrats are in disarray,” talking points fed to them by the GOP and their operatives – “the border!” “VP Harris refuses to use earbuds!” “Critical Race Theory!” “Inflation!” “Hunter Biden!” “New VP Choices!” “Student Loans!” – are exhausting in their complicity.

There are defined and targeted efforts to suppress midterm turnout so that the GOP can stop all investigations into their complicity to overturn the 2020 presidential election, so that much of what we are witnessing from the press and the GOP are reaction to those efforts. They know they’re in trouble and so they are doing everything they can to convince voters that … something is wrong with Democrats.

While the Department of Justice grinds through the slog of one of the largest and most important investigations in American history, the targets of many aspects of said investigation will do and is doing all it can to derail the efforts of the government to hold those elected officials who participated accountable.

President Biden should not apologize for staying out of the DOJ’s investigation. And for that, the GOP, its Beltway press, and elected officials should be ignored, scorned, and held to account for what they have done to this country.

Because for all the many problems in this country, the false solution to undo the nation and create some type of imaginary and impossible hybrid white-ethno-capitalistic United States of Hate, is the only thing that needs an apology.

And that apology should come from the GOP and the complicit Beltway media.

Keep doing what you’re doing President Biden. Your Democratic base won’t apologize for supporting what you and the vice president are doing for the country.

© 2021 by Myron J. Clifton.

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Myron J. Clifton is slightly older than fifty, lives in Sacramento, California, and is an avid Bay Area sports fan. He likes comic books, telling stories about his late mom to his beloved daughter Leah, and talking to his friends.  

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