A picture of Joe Biden with an obvious earpiece and a wire was used by HuffPo/AOL to post an AP/Reuters story reporting his comments on Saturday about “Dreamers.”
Trained not to see.
This picture was portrayed on #Huffpo / #AOL as one from Saturday's announcement re: the "Dreamers."#Biden clearly has an earpiece. Ever seen a US President with a wire & an earpiece while talking to the press? pic.twitter.com/ke8ZbRlN5Y
— Karen Kataline (@KarenKataline) July 18, 2021
Here’s the first paragraph of that story:
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to preserve a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children, promising to appeal a judge’s “deeply disappointing” ruling invalidating it and urging Congress to provide them a path to citizenship.”
As we’ve seen, stock pictures are often used (and doctored) for maximum political impact on the public, so it’s hard to tell if the HuffPo picture is one from the actual announcement. If not, what is it’s original origin?
It’s also worth wondering if this was an oversight or if Huffpo/AOL never thought it was a problem to portray a President, already considered to be in an alarming state of mental decline, being fed answers to questions from the press.
To make matters more confusing, Biden’s schedule shows he was at Camp David on Saturday and had no public events.
Regardless of all those pesky things we’re not supposed to notice, let’s keep paying attention anyway, shall we?
(Editor’s note #1: In an attempt to verify if this is how the President appeared while making his remarks regarding DACA we were not able to find any footage at all of the actual speech. If you come across it, please let us know.)
(Editor’s note #2 We are still careful not to infringe on copyright laws but the Tweet linked above may be taken down because social media keeps infringing on our rights to free expression and the free flow of ideas and opinions.)