It was easily one of the notable moments of President Joe Biden’s Thursday press conference in which he angrily denounced Special Counsel Robert Hur for highlighting his memory loss several times in his report. Yet Politico neglected to mention how Biden seemingly failed to recall the name of the church he got the rosary from to memorialize his deceased son Beau.
Here’s that highly embarrassing moment for Biden that shocked viewers yet Politico disingenuously left out of their reports of the press conference.
The best part was when Biden was angry that the report said he couldn’t recall events…
Then he immediately went on to forget where the rosary he wears in honor of his dead son is from. pic.twitter.com/sR5udP9IVZ
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 9, 2024
White House Bureau Chief for Politico Jonathan Lemire and Jennifer Haberkorn came close to reporting on that significant moment that best illustrated in real-time Biden’s memory loss but couldn’t quite get there on Thursday in “Biden on Hur: ‘How the hell dare he”:
A fiery President Joe Biden on Thursday night defended his mental capacity for the job and angrily questioned why the special counsel would write in his report that he couldn’t recall when his son Beau died.
“I don’t need anyone, anyone, to remind me when he passed away,” Biden said of the special counsel. “How the hell dare he raise that.”
…Privately, Biden was livid over the Hur report, particularly the claim that he did not remember when his son Beau died, according to two people familiar with his remarks and granted anonymity to discuss private conversations.
And that was it. There is no mention of that moment when Biden accidentally revealed another apparent example of his memory loss when, despite claiming to wear a rosary for his son every day, he could not remember the name of the church it came from even after struggling to recall the name for several agonizingly embarrassing seconds.
Their shtick used a different example of Biden’s memory loss during the press conference:
Biden insisted “my memory is fine,” although he later mistakenly referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the leader of Mexico when he answered a reporter’s question about the Israel-Hamas war.
The Politico Playbook on Friday also could not bring itself to go there as to Biden failing to remember where the rosary he wears all the time came from.
But for Biden, the cheapest shot — and the one that most infuriated him — was this line: “He did not remember, even within several years, when his son BEAU died.”
So, what was Biden’s response during the press conference that has become the big buzz of the web? Politico again prefered not to bring up what many were talking about. It was much better for Politico to bring up Biden mixing up the president of Egypt with Mexico since that could be more easily written off as a momentary glitch. Yet another example of Biden protecting bias by omission on the part of Politico.