Kudos to CNN: The ONLY Outlet Flagging Biden’s FAKE Vaccine Tweet

Kudos for CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale, who was the only (and thus far, THE ONLY) journalist to flag President Biden over his false tweet that at 5:45 on Thursday there wasn’t “no vaccine available”. CNN was the only one to discuss this. Dale wrote this:

First, facts: It’s just not true that “there was no vaccine available” at the time Biden took office. About 3.5 million people were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and about 19 million people had received at least one vaccine dose as of Biden’s inauguration day on January 20, 2021, according to statistics published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The US was already administering an average of more than 1 million doses a day at the time. The first doses administered outside trials were given on December 14, 2020, while President Donald Trump was still in office. And Biden himself received his second dose nine days before he was sworn in.

This raises the natural question: Was CNN correcting Biden’s tweet? The truth is, Jake Tapper from The Lead highlighted the falsity in the tweet, and Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked about it. Tapper expressed amazement that the tweet was still up. But Fauci showed how politician he really is, saying, “sorry. Not my department.”


We will now focus on the important points. Biden has never been touched by anyone.This: Fact checkers at AP and Reuters, PolitiFact.org, Snopes.com. USA TodayAnd The Washington Post Glenn Kessler was angry that Biden had not been held accountable for the distribution of baby formula. 

They might catch up as they ought to. Maybe they would offer the lame excuse that the Biden White House apologized. Dale, again

In a Friday correction, the White House stated that they had incorrectly reported that vaccines would not be available until January 2021. It was wrong to say that vaccines were not readily available. The President was inaugurated shortly after the vaccines were made available. Since then, He is responsible for fully immunizing over 200 million people.” [Emphasis ours.]

Dale also said that the tweet’s economic lower half was worthy of a few quibbles. He stated it was reasonable for Biden, who boasted a drop in unemployment rates from 6.4 percent down to 3.6 percent during his term. But “the President is still the subject of discussion.” And though the tweet said that ‘when President Biden took office, millions were unemployed,’ there are still millions of people unemployed today” — 5.9 million.

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