Fox News Pushes Right Wing Lie That Biden Will Be Seated At The Debate
June 18, 2024

Fox not "news" has been helping the rest of the right-wing ecosystem push a number of deep-fake videos, designed to paint the President as unfit for office, and as a distraction from the fact that Trump sounds like an incoherent raving maniac every time he opens his mouth.

They were at it again this Monday on The Five, defending the edited clips, along with continuing to push the fantasy that Hillary Clinton is going to swoop in at the last minute and replace Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate, which was followed by Jeanine Pirro pushing their latest smear -- lying that Biden and Trump will be seated at the debate in order to help Biden:

Hours after CNN refuted a brand-new conservative media outlet’s “scoop” that President Joe Biden wants to sit down during next week’s debate with Donald Trump, Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro peddled the debunked claim on-air.

During the lead segment on Monday’s broadcast of The Five, the panel’s conservative hosts took aim at Biden for supposedly “freezing” up on stage during a glitzy Hollywood fundraiser with former President Barack Obama.


After her colleague Jesse Watters suggested that Democrats are looking at replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton if he bombs in next week’s debate, Pirro added that the president has been moving to change the already agreed-upon rules for the showdown.

“Even for the debate, as Jesse is saying, they’re going to be seated,” she exclaimed. “We don’t even get to see them walk in. They will be seated so that there is one less obstacle to worry about for Biden!”

While Pirro didn’t disclose where she had gotten this information, it would appear that she was referencing a tweet from The Washington Reporter, a brand new right-wing site that was founded by GOP operatives earlier this year.

“SCOOP: Per two sources, including one at CNN, the Biden Campaign is trying to renegotiate the debate rules to allow Biden to be seated,” the site posted on Monday. “This would be a major format change from what was agreed to.”

It doesn't matter that CNN immediately refuted the claim, they'll keep repeating it if they believe the lie will help Trump. I'm still waiting to see what excuse Trump comes up with to back out. If he does show, he'll probably just try to yell over Biden whether his mic is cut or not. They need to put him in a sound-proof room if they want to actually keep him from breaking the rules, which he will if he shows up.

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