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Media Accuse Trump of Making 10K Untrue Claims, Then Run Piece on Biden Curing Cancer

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Many in the media can’t help themselves when an opportunity to bash President Donald Trump arises, especially the ones who lean far to the left.

The Washington Post recently ran a detailed, yet typical hit-piece on the president in an attempt to paint him as a constant source of false statements and someone who’s guilty of too much boasting.

The title of the story “President Trump has made 10,796 false or misleading claims over 869 days” was juicy enough to get their horde of liberal readers to click through and nod with approval.

But while the liberal media spend inordinate amounts of time bashing Trump for the things he says, they’re super-quick to give a free pass to top Democrats — such as former Vice President Joe Biden — for making claims like he’ll “cure cancer” if he wins the White House.

Take USA Today, for instance. It ran a piece on June 12 shortly after Biden used an Iowa campaign stop to promise a cure for millions of sick and dying people — not to mention the false hope he gave to their families and friends.

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Instead of lambasting Biden for such an irresponsible and unrealistic promise, the publication quietly and gently reported on it while highlighting Biden’s previous work with the Biden Cancer initiative at the University of Pennsylvania.

And while there’s nothing wrong with that, as the organization works with many others in a search for cures for specific types of cancer, USA Today didn’t point out that Biden’s blanket promise to “cure cancer” is ridiculous, given that there are more than 100 different varieties.

Instead, the report made sure to mention Biden’s snarky response to a heckler who called him out at the rally after making the bold promise.

“No, no, that’s OK. No, no, no,” Biden said.

Do you think the mainstream media are covering for Joe Biden?

“This is not a Trump rally. Let him go,” Biden said to the crowd booing the heckler.

Imagine if candidate Donald Trump would have used his record-setting campaign rallies to promise Americans (and the entire world) that if elected, he would cure cancer.

The shock and awe and ridicule from virtually all of the mainstream media would be intense and probably unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the American press.

Going one further, I believe it’s fair to suggest that if Trump had made such a unhinged promise, it could have been a campaign-killer.

Not only would the media have eaten him alive, his Democratic opposition, including Hillary Clinton, would have exploited it for maximum effect.

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USA Today — and likely other media outlets — made Biden’s promise acceptable. They left their readers with the mindset that, hey, this miracle just might be possible under Biden’s guidance.

They didn’t report on the notable doctors, such as Dr. Deanna Attai, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of California Los Angeles, who shot down Biden’s cure claim, according to Live Science.

“This campaign promise is misleading because it suggests that cancer is one disease with one cure, which is not the case,” Attai said.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to trust respected medical doctors on these topics rather than establishment politicians who act like used-car salesmen saying whatever it takes to put someone in the driver’s seat of a lemon.

Biden, a presidential candidate who currently leads the national polls within his party, made it obvious that he’s willing to do and say whatever it takes to get elected this time around.

And the liberal mainstream media’s failure to properly call him out when he makes such statements is equally embarrassing.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
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