Joe Biden is counting on ‘legitimate news media’ to help push gun control

POTUS ‘n Uncle Joe have a big job ahead of them, what with having to grab all those guns and assault magazines. And new media outlets — like that pesky Twitchy, no doubt — certainly aren’t making their task any easier. That’s why, at a Philadelphia presser today, Vice President Biden called on the “legitimate news media” to do their part to push hard for gun control:

“The president and I are going to continue to travel the country,” Biden explained, “so that what we’re proposing can’t be misrepresented.”

“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on you – the legitimate news media — to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added.

You bet they’ve changed. These days, the “real journalists” that make up “legitimate news media” (who knew there was such a thing?) have serious competition from lowly bloggers when it comes to reporting on reality. And the White House desperately needs media lapdogs to dutifully bury all those inconvenient truths.


  • TugboatPhil

    Is that the “legitimate media” that have gone above and beyond to hide the fact that POTUS is an incoherent, babbling fool and VPOTUS is El Guano Loco?

  • Patrick Dennehy

    You can’t make this stuff up, too ridiculous.

    Have you guys seen this?
    Who Said It: Joe Biden or Michael Scott?

  • Love of Country

    DISQUS SNAFU ie Double Post

    Please Disregard

  • Love of Country

    Frankly, I don’t listen to racist and lying assho!es who gleefully joke on the national stage about putting bIack people back in chains in order to tragically and fascistly impune the same Republican Party who actually proudly freed said bIack people ….. are you fricken kidding me?

  • Tangchung

    Obama, Biden, Hillary and Gore think Al Jazeera is legitimate news media.

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    Hey Joe, if the existing laws were enforced, a felon would not have gotten a gun and shot up a Wilmington courthouse. Not too far from your house. I’m sure all those SS were on alert & the guns in your house were out.

  • Maxx

    OK Joe….they’ll get right on it….as soon as you yank them out of the King’s ass.

  • V the K

    Bless his heart.

  • $23629333

    Here’s what Joey the VP meant, as opposed to what he said: “Barry, me, and the folks in charge* fully expect the Demedia** and the entertainment industry to do their part to ensure the success of our campaign to disarm the American people.”

    (* the folks who selected the junior senator from Illinois to be the 44th – and “transformational” – POTUS. Remember these words from Rev. Wright: “Barack Obama was selected before he was elected … He’s accountable to the ones who selected him and who paid for him to be president.”)

    (** short for Democratic media)

  • Joseph Phillips

    What an assh*le.

  • kenai

    Hey, when it comes to politics, you can’t argue with success. Herr Goebbels had ‘Der Sturmer’ so why shouldn’t Uncle Joe have his ‘legitimate media’? Especially if you’re taking a leaf from the other ‘Uncle Joe’ (Stalin), ‘We don’t let them have ideas, why would we allow them to have guns?’.

  • RblDiver

    Sounds good. Legitimate news media can push gun control, while #justablogger can push truth, deal?

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Only a totalitarian is using “legitimate” media as a term like this. He means the Collaborationist Media.

  • Steve_J

    “Stand up and let the people see you Chuck”. A dead skunk in the middle of the road is smater than Biden.

  • $35072932

    Isn’t that nice of him to differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate media?

    Is they’re next step to oppress illegitimate media?

  • Frank Drebin

    FWIW, Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 Press Freedom Index ranks the U.S. #32 out of 179 countries worldwide, up from #47 in the 2012 index.,1054.html

    • TocksNedlog

      That stat is totally bogus!

      NOBODY has more freedom to lie than our mainstream media.

  • KansasGirl

    To think slow Joe’s “legitimate” media tried to destroy Govenor Sarah Palin, yet he’s the VP?
    Tell me Joe, did you represent the WH at Chris Kyle’s memorial?

  • Corey Dennison

    The political elite in Washington deciding which media sources are legitimate?

    Yeah, that’ll end well…

  • Laurie

    I think twitchy (legitimate media!) could use this photo for the next Joe Biden story.

  • Guest

    “To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on you – the legitimate news media — to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added.

    Grandpa’s plea to his fellow Comrades of the mainstream media was superfluous;
    they can be relied upon to spout whatever propaganda is handed to them by Obama.