It seems his thirty-six years in Washington have inured Joe Biden to the kid-glove treatment Democrats get from the national press corps.
When a reporter asks Republicans tough questions, they see it as par for the course and (usually) don’t complain.Â But, when the news media challenge Democrats, they start whining and call their questioners “combative” as the Obama team labeled WFTV’s Barbara West for pressing the Delaware Democrat on his running mate’s rhetoric of redistribution.
The campaign retaliated by refusing to grant interviews to the station for the duration of the campaign.
And now Biden is whining about the treatment he got:
If a man can’t take the heat from a local reporter, how can he stand up to our nation’s adversaries?
Then, he goes on to plea for unity while savaging his political adversaries! Um, Joe, how can you bring people together when you keep accusing the other side of dividing us while ignoring the divisive politics on your own side?Â And when you define as “mean” tough questions from an inquisitive reporter?