When given a rare opportunity to question Joe Biden on any number of critical issues facing the nation—the crisis at the southern border, inflation, the Wuhan lab leak, skyrocketing gas prices, and rising crime rates, to name a few—the fawning corporate media on Thursday opted to grill him about his choice of ice cream instead.
“Mr. President, what did you order?” a reporter shouted as Biden licked a cone at Honey Hut Ice Cream in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Chocolate chocolate chip,” Biden replied. The gaggle of reporters and onlookers “oohed” excitedly in response. The same media, four years ago, wrote sneering posts ridiculing former President Trump’s insistence on two scoops of ice-cream.
Biden was later given an easy lay-up question about Republican opposition to the Democrats’ sham Jan. 6 commission, an issue not on most Americans’ minds.
“Mr. President, what is your message to Republicans who are prepared to block the Jan. 6 commission?” a reported asked.
“Eat some chocolate chocolate chip,” Biden answered.
When pressed, he added, “I can’t imagine anyone voting against the establishment of a commission on the greatest assault since the Civil War on the Capitol.”
The incident wasn’t the first time the sycophantic media had gushed about Biden eating an ice-cream cone.
None other than President Trump noticed the bias out on the 2020 campaign trail, the New York Post pointed out.
At a campaign rally last year then-President Donald Trump mocked media’s love affair with Biden, “I go through these interviews and every question is a total kill… And this guy walks out holding ice cream and the press is out there, the fake news, and they say, ‘What kind of ice cream are you eating?’ — ‘Uh, uh, Chocolate, and I think vanilla too. Ha’ — I say why don’t they ever ask me those questions, right?”
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As you may recall, the corporate media covered how Trump ate ice-cream somewhat differently.
“Trump gets 2 scoops of ice cream, everyone else gets 1,” CNN sniped in May of 2017.
According to an extensive interview with TIME Magazine, Trump’s White House staff has settled into Trump’s routine and know his desires, sometimes before he does,
For example: Trump takes two scoops of ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, TIME reported, while everyone else around the table gets just one.
Although heavily mocked, CNN’s report was amplified throughout the corporate media.
But the network wasn’t through putting a negative spin on Trump’s ice-cream consumption.
In January of 2020, after the United States’ assassinated Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, CNN focused on the fact that Trump was eating ice-cream when that news broke, as if that was a bad thing.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins penned a story headlined, “President Trump dined on ice cream as news of the airstrike broke,” that also revealed meatloaf was served for dinner that night at Mar-a-Lago.
“This should be a story about Soleimani planning imminent attacks on diplomats & how American lives were saved because of @realDonald Trump decisive actions,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted at the time.
Unfortunately, the liberal media has fallen into a familiar pattern with everything that concerns Trump,” Cornell Law professor and media critic William A. Jacobson told Fox News at the time.
“Take any topic and they portray Trump as irresponsible and ignorant. This time those portrayals are on steroids, with Trump being portrayed as a warmonger surrounded by sycophants isolated from reality.”