Fox News Says Teetotaler Biden Drunk During Debate

biden drunkPaul Ryan was toast at the vice-presidential debate.  Maybe right-wingers live in an altered reality most of the time – and we know they do – but the most tone-deaf, partisan, right-wing zealot knows what happened Wednesday night.  Paul Ryan got his butt handed to him.

So after the initial sour grapes snark from the right-wing punditry about Biden’s smiling, his interruptions, his supposed unprofessionalism, the right found a new spear to throw:  Biden wasn’t just being Biden, Biden was being Biden the Town Drunk.

When Fox ran out of ways to protect the golden boy Ryan (when they determined it was hopeless), after they’d media-mauled, after they’d gloated about their poll showing a clear Ryan win, Fox launched the smear that Biden was drunk at the debate:  Huckabee alluded to it, Hannity brought it up, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld Tweeted it.  Dutiful little soldiers, all.

Mitt Romney doesn’t drink coffee.  President Obama likes a beer.  Paul Ryan likes wearing his caps backward while flexing his muscles for Time Magazine.  But here’s the thing:  Joe Biden doesn’t drink.  At all.

julie driscollIt’s the classic best defense/good offense routine, except they forgot the cardinal rule – a rule, incidentally, that came out of Joe Biden’s mouth during the debate.

“Facts matter, Martha . . . Facts matter.”

Notw to Fox.  They might get in the way of a good narrative.

Julie Driscoll
Smoking Hot Politics 

Posted: Saturday, 13 October 2012

About Julie Driscoll

Julie is a 25-year veteran legal assistant in the Chicago legal community and, although always passionate about various causes, is a recent – within the past several years – entrant into the field of political activism. For a year and a half she was a writer for News Hounds, a website that is dedicated to critical analysis of Fox News (“We Watch Fox So You Don’t Have To”), is currently the Chicago Liberal Examiner for Examiner.com, is involved with the media side of the local MoveOn.org chapter, and runs multiple large political groups on Facebook. Although she began her activism through writing, she has more recently become a “boots on the ground” activist, having attended many protests on behalf of the unions in Madison, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, and Chicago, as well as a rally in Benton Harbor, Michigan, advocating on behalf of the residents whose town has been taken over by the Emergency Financial Manager appointed by the Governor. Her causes are people-oriented . . . and her belief is that people need to be protected before dollars are counted. Her motto: Make sure people are safe, healthy, housed and fed – and screw the cost.

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