The New York Times is taking a lot of hits right now, and it is not coming from the Right.
Progressive Liberals are lashing out at The Times for an article documenting two “verbal fumbles” that President Joe Biden made the same day.
The outlet reported that Biden confused the Russian war in Ukraine with the U.S. war in Iraq. He followed that up immediately and tried to explain it away by falsely claiming his son died in the Iraq War.
“Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia is doing,” said Biden at a campaign stop in Miami Gardens, Florida.
“Excuse me, the war in Ukraine,” he corrected. “I think of Iraq because that’s where my son died.”
Beau Biden did serve in Iraq, but he returned to America in 2009 and died of cancer in 2015.
NYT journalist Maggie Haberman tweeted the article and shut off direct comments to the post. The left responded with intensity, many assuming that she wrote the article.
“The cowardly Trumphuffer turned off her comments,” read one response.
“How many times did Trump verbally fumble and/or spew word salad that she never once felt compelled to write an entire article on? Maggie Haberman is a thoroughly dishonest, untrustworthy, completely biased propagandist. She is not a journalist, and she has zero credibility,” replied another critic.
“Completely chickens**t cowardly move by MaggieButHerEmails Haberman to not allow comments on her little hate piece. I expect nothing less,” read another response.
“Magpie limited who could respond to this swill scooped up from her toilet,” another tweet said.
Others predicted that this was only the beginning of reports on Biden’s health issues.
“This is only the beginning. After the bloodbath that is coming, the Times is going to do a full story with White House sources on Biden’s decline,” said commentator Erick Erickson.
You can watch some of Biden’s gaffes here: