As Twitchy reported earlier, Joe Biden once again called a lid Saturday morning at 9:32 a.m., while President Trump was busy introducing his nominee for the Supreme Court. At some point, someone got the idea to say that the reason Biden was spending so much time in his basement is that he was doing debate prep, and now we have to check someone’s timeline to see if they’re being serious or sarcastic when they say it. “Where’s Joe?” “Oh, he’s doing debate prep.”
On Friday, the New York Post did a riff on “Where’s Waldo?” with “Where’s Joe?” It’s a great cover, and CNN media guy Brian Stelter retweeted it with the words, “Preparing for a debate, obv.”
Preparing for a debate, obv pic.twitter.com/ZuJn0QmMlO
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 25, 2020
We’re not accustomed to Stelter being sarcastic, so is he really buying the line that Biden is spending 11 days this month so far doing debate prep?
— I did not and will not vote for him. Calm down. (@jtLOL) September 26, 2020
Are you working full time for the Biden campaign now?
— sarainitaly???? (@sarainitaly) September 25, 2020
Now you’re running cover for Hiden Biden
— Socially Distant Richard (@theNorthVision) September 25, 2020
Statement from campaign spokesperson.
— Black (mostly peaceful) Labrador (@AntiqueSully) September 25, 2020
Another lap dog speaks. pic.twitter.com/sXCrXWWE1y
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) September 25, 2020
How long does it take to program a teleprompter?
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) September 26, 2020
I love this excuse.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) September 25, 2020
This was the third one in the last five days.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) September 25, 2020
Well with that kind of preparation he better have the greatest debate performance in history.
— TIM (@TVJMulhern) September 25, 2020
By preparing, he is likely memorizing the questions given to him in advance. That makes sense.
— Anne Holcombe (@Anniekeefe) September 25, 2020
Dude it's after 9 a.m. he's already in bed.
— Verbastardy (@verbastardy) September 25, 2020
He's had 47 years to prepare. He's hiding.
— Peasant H (@c_gt1982) September 25, 2020
Our apologies to Stelter if he was being sarcastic. Maybe he has a dry sense of humor after all.
Brian, buddy, love your comedy! You're not in the same league as AOC, but your comedy is pretty good.
— CRM (@curticemang) September 25, 2020
#HidinBiden had nearly 50 years of prep.
It's an excuse to keep him on lockdown and hiding from media questions.
He's a chicken shit, and so are his campaign staff.
— NYINDEPENDENT?? (@JONEEFRY) September 25, 2020
— Laurie (@WaltsPrincesss) September 25, 2020
Hidin' Biden… MUCH better ring to it than Sleepy Joe.
— Politically Agnostic Boomer Human Scum (@joeleyare) September 25, 2020
MASTERFULLY ELUDING A HALF CENTURY OF ABJECT FAILURE IS A DAUNTING TASK.
— D.W.Robinson – Vendetta Shakespeare of TWlTTER (@_DWRobinson) September 25, 2020
If this were Trump missing this many days on the campaign Trail you would be spinning like a top you hack!
— KarlaThere Were NO Russians (@KLomiglio) September 25, 2020
As we pointed out earlier, Stelter was the one who went Melania-truther and kept a calendar of days the first lady was out of the public eye after minor surgery:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 3, 2018
Something that has traditionally been done in-flight during extensive travel, or on a bus between campaign stops.
This is unprecedented. So is having a candidate read from a monitor while looking off-screen during a one-on-one interview, and never being calling on it once.
— Briefly Vicious (@brm185) September 25, 2020
We going to conclude that Stelter was being serious because we know how much he despises right-leaning media outlets like Fox News and the New York Post.
Lid-watch: Guess what Joe Biden WON’T be doing again today (Bonus: Where’s CNN’s curiosity?) https://t.co/VkHH0kkfu3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 26, 2020