Conservatives have long complained that members of the mainstream show a bias toward President Joe Biden and other high-profile Democrats.
However, there is evidence that the Biden administration’s failings have now become too big for the mainstream media to ignore. Fox News noted in a recent report that one of the president’s top media allies had cast rare criticism his way.
NBC News’ Chuck Todd, usually a fan of the president and his policies, appeared on a broadcast of NBC’s Sunday Today with Willie Geist, during which he revealed his concerns with the administration.
As Fox News reported, Todd was asked how he felt the president was responding to a series of recent challenges, such as the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) refusal to approve COVID-19 booster shots for Americans under the age of 65.
Also of concern for most Americans is the Pentagon’s recent admission that a drone strike in Afghanistan, which was initially claimed to have taken out ISIS-K terrorists, actually killed multiple members of a civilian Afghan family.
Todd, shockingly, expressed his view that Biden is suffering from “a pretty big credibility crisis,” noting, “all of these problems in some ways showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite.”
Further, Todd pointed to the ongoing southern U.S. border crisis as another area of concern. This weekend, an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants crowded under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas after illegally crossing from Mexico.
“And of course, the border,” Todd continued. “We can talk about the border problems, you could say they’re years in the making, but it’s pretty clear that we have a bigger problem now than we’ve had in years, and these policies have turned it into becoming a magnet.”
“A lot on the line”
Some of those policies include Biden’s cancellation construction of the Trump administration’s border wall as well as the ending of a policy that requires asylum seekers to “Remain in Mexico” while their claims are processed.
Fox News reported on Friday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) logged some 208,887 migrant encounters in August, compared with just 50,014 encounters in August of last year.
Todd predicted that Biden’s scheduled speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday will be challenging, as he must, “make sure that people still view America as a, not just a stable democracy, but a competent leader of the free world right now.”
Yet another hurdle for the embattled president is the $3.5 trillion spending bill that even a number of Democrats are expressing doubts about, with Todd pointing out that Biden has “a lot on the line.”