Biden decries mainstream media’s lack of ‘editors’

President Joe Biden, this week, expressed disappointment in the fact that mainstream newspapers, such as the New York Times and Washington Post, no longer have the exclusive ability to control the political narrative, Breitbart News reports

Biden’s comments on the matter came on Thursday during a fundraiser that was held in Los Angeles, California. He was there alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looking to bring in some funding ahead of the midterm elections.

“De minimis”

Biden spoke during the fundraiser, and, during that speech, Biden took issue with the change that we have seen from people getting their news from newspapers to people getting their news from a variety of sources using the internet.

“The ability of newspapers to have much impact is de minimis,” Biden said. “They’ve been overtaken by the internet.”

De Minimis is a Latin phrase meaning “of little importance; insignificant.”

“Look what’s happened”

Biden went on to, emotionally, express concern about the change in the way people get informed.

“Look what’s happened now,” Biden said. “Everything is changing because technology has changed. There are no editors anymore. There are no editors anymore.”

“How do people know the truth?” Biden asked. “What do they — how do they make — make a distinction between fact and fiction? There’s so much — so much going on. And we’re in the middle of this.”

What of it?

This whole line of thought, like many of Biden’s lines of thought, is just absurd.

The newspapers that Biden extols were never gospel. In an ideal situation, the newspaper reports all sides of a story leaving the reader to reach a conclusion regarding the truth. So, this whole idea that the internet is forcing news readers, for the first time, to figure out the truth for themselves, is flat wrong.

Furthermore, figuring out the truth for oneself is supposed to be how it works in our society anyway. Biden shouldn’t be lamenting the lack of editors, but rather the lack of education that is taking place in our schools, education to teach Americans how to distinguish between “fact and fiction.”

So, this whole line of thought from Biden is absurd, but, the thing is that this isn’t Biden’s real complaint. Biden’s real complaint is about the fact that Americans are souring on the mainstream media because it has been exposed for what it is – propaganda. For this reason, it is harder than ever for the Democrats to control the narrative, and this is what Biden is really upset about.