Biden downplays Fox News' strong ratings while admitting 'I'm no expert in any of this'

Towards the end of his marathon press conference on Wednesday, Biden was asked if the issue of Democrat-imposed school closures could become a political issue Republicans can run in the 2022 elecciones intermedias.

Biden initially responded by sayingit could be,” but went on a tangent about how voters are becoming aware of themotivesof political parties and that they wouldn’t easily believe theoutlandish thingsthat are said. He then knocked what he suggested was the media’s selective coverage of his latest poll numbers, which have cratered in recent months.

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The American public are trying to sift their way through what’s real and what’s fake,” Biden dijo. “And I don’t think as I’ve ever seen a time when the political coverage- the choice of what political coverage the voter looks to has much impact on what they believe. They go to get reinforced on their views, whether it’s MSNBC or whether it’s Fox.

WASHINGTON, DC - ENERO 19: NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 en Washingtocorriente continua DC. With his approval rating hovering around 42 por ciento, Biden is approaching the end of his first year in the Oval Office with inflation rising, COVID-19 surging and his legislative agenda stalled on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON, corriente continua – ENERO 19: NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19, 2022 en Washington, corriente continua. With his approval rating hovering around 42 por ciento, Biden is approaching the end of his first year in the Oval Office with inflation rising, COVID-19 surging and his legislative agenda stalled on Capitol Hill. (Foto de Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

And one of the things I find fascinating that’s happening, and you all deal with it every day- and it will impact on how things move- Is that a lot of the speculation and the polling data shows that the, un, que el, Oh, cables are heading south. They’re losing viewership,” Biden dijo. “Fox is okay for a while, but it’s not great. And a lot of the rest are predicted to be not very much in the mix in the next four to five years. I don’t know if that’s true or not. But I do know that we have sort of put everybody in- put themselves in certain alleys, and they’ve decided that, sabes, how many people who watch MSNBC also watch Fox another politician trying to find out what’s going on in both places.

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“Otra vez, I’m no expert in any of this, but the fact is, I think you have to acknowledge that what gets covered now is necessarily a little bit different than what gets covered in the past,” el presidente agregó.

Bien, as he acknowledged, Biden is no expert about cable news ratings, particularly the success Fox News Channel has had during his presidency.

US President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, en enero 19, 2022, en Washington, corriente continua. - President Joe Biden holds a rare press conference Wednesday to kick off his second year in office, hoping to reset the agenda ahead of what could be brutal election reversals for Democrats. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, en enero 19, 2022, en Washington, corriente continua. – President Joe Biden holds a rare press conference Wednesday to kick off his second year in office, hoping to reset the agenda ahead of what could be brutal election reversals for Democrats. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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