If Yahoo! hadn’t included this puff piece on Joe Biden as one of the top headlines on its main page, I likely wouldn’t have paid it much heed. Â After all, it is a Politico piece and not one from the supposedly unbiased “news” services.
Still, it was a striking piece of puffery and a reminder that the gaffe-prone Biden has pretty much gotten a free pass from the MSM while they scrutinize (and usually misrepresent) nearly every public statement and past action of his opponent for vice president.
This piece is, in many ways, the opposite of the recent New York Times hit piece on Sarah Palin. Â Where the Times reporters based their article almost entirely on critics of the Alaska Governor, Politico writer Victoria McGrane only quotes supporters of the Delaware Senator, including a “Todd Wilhelm, a retired air traffic controller from Arizona who moved toÂ PennsylvaniaÂ to help his union’s get-out-the-vote efforts there.”
Ms. McGrane doesn’t bother to tell us how much in the tank the unions have been for the Democrats. Â Someone tapped for thier get-out-the-voter efforts would be among their most hard-core loyalists. Â Kind of like getting a quote about Sarah Palin from a member of the National Rifle Association’s Moose-Hunting caucus.