水曜日の彼のマラソン記者会見の終わりに向けて, バイデンは、民主党が課した学校閉鎖の問題が共和党が実行できる政治的問題になる可能性があるかどうか尋ねられました 2022 中間選挙.
Biden initially responded by saying “it could be,” but went on a tangent about how voters are becoming aware of the “motives” of political parties and that they wouldn’t easily believe the “outlandish things” that 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.
“The American public are trying to sift their way through what’s real and what’s fake,” バイデンは言った. “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.”
“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, a, その, ええと, cables are heading south. They’re losing viewership,” バイデンは言った. “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, ええと, how many people who watch MSNBC also watch Fox another politician trying to find out what’s going on in both places.”
“再び, 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,” the president added.
上手, as he acknowledged, Biden is no expert about cable news ratings, particularly the success Fox News Channel has had during his presidency.