New York Times Columnist’s Lunch Date With Joe Biden Backfires After Unintentional Revelations – Opinion

It goes without saying that most columnists at the New York Times are about as “in touch” with the concerns of average Americans across the country as CNN’s Brian Stelter is in touch with cold, hard reality when it comes to the goings-on in the Biden administration.

This is most evident with Paul Krugman. His Nobel Prize for Economics sits in dust, while he tells tall stories about Americans being too dumb to grasp that the economy works. Even though gasoline prices in certain parts of America are over $6 per gallon, and staples in grocery stores have skyrocketed to the point that people need to reduce their shopping lists.

But we’re going to leave Paul Krugman alone for a moment and instead focus on his colleague Thomas Friedman.

While Friedman isn’t as well known as Krugman is for mindlessly spouting off gibberish spin in hopes of making Democrats (and himself) look knowledgable and competent, he nevertheless gave Kruggie a run for his money this week in a column where he recapped a recent lunch date he had with President Joe Biden. Friedman accidentally reaffirmed both the vast disconnect between the Biden White House, American citizens and his notorious handlers.

Take a look at how it all began:

I was invited by President Biden to join him for lunch at The White House on Monday. But it was all off the record — so I can’t tell you anything he said.

I can, though, tell you two things — what I ate and how I felt after. The tuna sandwich was tomato-on-whole wheat, and I had a chocolate milkshake to finish it off.

The rest of it was a desperate plea by Friedman to get Americans to believe that Biden is not only misunderstood but is treated unfairly by so-called “Big Lie” Trump Republicans, 10% of whom Friedman says Biden needs to win over in order to be able to govern effectively.

Even admittedly leftist journalists were calling it “beyond parody”:

My RedState colleague and Lie-Able Sources host Brad Slager suggested that the Pulitzer Committee, which has already awarded Friedman three – count’em – three awards, go ahead and get busy on the next one:

Imagine wanting to be viewed as a serious person with viewpoints that should be listened to and taken seriously and starting your column out in such a way that not only gushes about your lefty lunch plate but then lavishes praise on a president who would not allow you to quote anything he said on the record – a president who has become notorious for avoiding the media over the 16 months he’s been in office, in part by going along with the Biden Hideout Strategy and in other instances allowing comms people dressed up as the Easter Bunny to forcibly rescue you from a questioning press corps while you look on confused and out of sorts.

Biden and Friedman both got the results they desired. Biden didn’t have to face tough questions from actual reporters and got a nice little puff piece from a sufficiently obedient media figure with a respectable following in the process while Friedman further ingratiated himself with the left-wing power elite in Washington, D.C. for who style over substance is critical to their “success” at the ballot box:

‘Nuff said.

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