If He Needs a Teleprompter for Friendly Interviews …

2020 September 14
by bc3b

… how can Joe Biden run the country?

Wow: Joe Biden’s staff won’t even let him do a “spontaneous” Q&A session without a script. Is he really that far gone?

Obsessive scripting is the only explanation for what happened at last week’s Biden question-and-answer session with AFL-CIO union members, when the candidate responded to a young barista’s query with the non sequitur, “Move it up here” — then paused.

Anyone who’s been following Biden’s travails recognizes those words as a cue to his aides to jog the teleprompter, as he’s done time and again in recent weeks. (Why an experienced politician with a top-notch staff keeps having this trouble is also worrisome.)

Anyway, after the pause, Joe launched into his “off the cuff” response — which was utter boilerplate: “You know, there used to be a basic bargain in this country, that workers shared in the wealth they helped create.” It’s beyond appalling that Biden would need reminding of that trope.

His aides won’t even discuss the elephant in the room.

After the AFL-CIO footage made the rounds, Fox News’ Bret Baier put the obvious question to TJ Ducklo, the campaign’s national press secretary: “Has Joe Biden ever used a teleprompter during local interviews or to answer Q&As with supporters?”

Ducklo ducked the question — repeatedly, before finally saying, “I am not going to allow the Trump campaign to funnel their questions through Fox News and get me to respond to that.”

There’s your answer.

Time and again, teleprompter troubles have exposed the fact that Biden is just reading his lines in what his campaign pretends are real conversations with supporters, like Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

He’s not even answering reporters’ questions off the cuff: “Look, Venezuela topline message is . . .” he told an NBC Miami reporter — obviously just reading the talking points he was handed in advance. He’s also given multiple interviews with his eyes down, clearly relying on prepared notes in his lap.

Hat tip: New York Post

Whoops: Biden appears to be reading from teleprompter during late night talk show interview

There appears to be the reflection of a teleprompter in an interview back in April of 2020, Joe Biden made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

30 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 September 14 7:28 am
    bc3b permalink

    Last night in Nevada, Trump went farther than ever before in questioning Biden’s mental fitness to be president.

  2. 2020 September 14 8:32 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “… how can Joe Biden run the country?”

    Easy Biden is the Sun King to Kamala’s Richelieu. The results might be similar as well.

  3. 2020 September 14 8:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    In Biden’s two previous runs (1998 and 2008) Biden never received more than 3% of the vote in a Democratic presidential primary; now he’s the candidate.

  4. 2020 September 14 8:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    By the way. You know there are many a talking head making the claim that the only way that the violence can stop is by electing Biden. So two realities to that statement:

    * It implies that Biden/Dims have control of AntiFA/BLM. That in itself should be troubling.

    * More likely Biden/Dims have NO control of AntiFA/BLM. That means that the riots will continue if not increase. If AntiFA/BLM believe they are in control why would they stop?

  5. 2020 September 14 8:41 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Hmmmmm — https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/14/fauci-spills-the-beans-a-vaccine-wont-end-covid-19-restrictions/ — So, restrictions on regardless whether we have a vaccine or not.

    If that is the case then there is no such thing as a public health emergency and all restrictions should be lifted and certain public health individuals should be up for civil rights violations.

  6. 2020 September 14 10:30 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Would like to watch 4hrs of Trump grinding Biden into the ground? — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/will-biden-agree-rogan-hosted-4-hour-live-debate-trump — Me I say, yes, but it will probably end after an hour.

  7. 2020 September 14 10:43 am


    ^Not that anyone cares.

    1 – TBH I prefer he leave it to others make direct remarks, particularly when it gets into what he may be taking RX wise.

    5 – Always been about controlling freedom of association.
    6 – Biden will pass.

  8. 2020 September 14 11:01 am

    Oregon Woman Catches Arsonist on her Property with Matches — Holds Him at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive (VIDEO)

  9. 2020 September 14 11:34 am
    JimNorCal permalink


    Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 Text COURTNEY to 88022 on Twitter: “Another shot of the thousands of people in line (and this didn’t even get it all) waiting in triple degree heat to see and support @realDonaldTrump in Las Vegas yesterday https://t.co/aE74Wk86ic” / Twitter


    Tiny Minden, Nevada and everyone came to the rally.

  10. 2020 September 14 11:43 am
    drdog09 permalink


    That’s a woman who knows how to control a scene.

    Biden a no show? More than likely. But guess who will be more relieved about that than the Biden campaign? ABC, CBS, NBC. Rogan hosting a 4hr would suck the wind out of any need to watch any debate on their platforms. Rogan garners more views than all three of those networks combined.

  11. 2020 September 14 12:12 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Many of you here have heard me say, that when a woman becomes a CEO of a major company, dump your shares. Well here is the worst blatant example — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/citi-ceo-leaves-first-female-boss-face-fed-music-systems-snafu — The previous CEO exited just before the hammer came down and he knew it was coming.

    I am not against female CEOs. But invariably what happens is that the previous administration of the company has sucked the mule for all its worth so they depart. The board recognizing they have a issue cast about for a ‘new direction’ and the usual quick fix for that is female. Board room virtue signalling in hopes of providing cover. In the meantime the systemic destruction will require years to correct but the new management takes the hit right up front. That instills fear in the ranks and so all the good talent now bails if they did not do so previously.

  12. 2020 September 14 12:37 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    1, good for him. Ratchet it up. We should not have to beg JoeMentia to talk without aides or technology.

    TheNewNeo comes to the same conclusion:

    “If you had been told twenty or thirty years ago that a major party, the Democrats, had nominated a near-78-year-old who showed strong signs of cognitive decline, so much so that he could not speak extemporaneously in a coherent manner, and that not only was that party covering up that fact but virtually the entire press corps was complicit, you might not have believed it could happen.”

    The part about the press corps (corpse?) is so important. I want to see reporters asking when unscripted interviews will start.
    I mean, Sept 14 and the candidate hasn’t had any real interviews?

  13. 2020 September 14 12:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Could ole Joe be on NeuraLink? — https://neuralink.com/

  14. 2020 September 14 1:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Nothing like an SEC audit finding to make an Internal Auditor reach for the Pepto bottle.

  15. 2020 September 14 1:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Man wanted for killing pregnant girlfriend and her two-year old daughter. I bet you can guess the details:


  16. 2020 September 14 2:49 pm

    TIP: Don’t text anything to 88022 ever, unless you want endless spam texts from random numbers about random races for 4 years – you’ll never get off the lists.

  17. 2020 September 14 3:13 pm

    Another fire-bug nabbed Sunday…admits it, is released 3hr later …goes a lights 6 more fires…nabbed again today.

  18. 2020 September 14 3:14 pm

    12 Joementia continues… gives struggling speech today, runs off when done, takes zero questions from the press at the event.

    related… Harris starts talking about the next administration as the Harris Administration.

  19. 2020 September 14 3:32 pm

    CDC Scientists Seditious; Armed Revolt Coming After Election

    among other more provocative things said:

    He claimed that CDC scientists go to meetings at “coffee shops” to discuss “how they’re going to attack Donald Trump next.” “There are scientists who work for this government who do not want America to get well, not until after Joe Biden is president,” Caputo claimed.”

    This is isn’t new I can attest to that same fact 10 years ago (re: how can we fuck over gwb) at the CDC (and you know only gotten worse since then), it’s a cesspool of liberals who think they know better.

  20. 2020 September 14 3:46 pm

    16 Year-olds allowed to vote in SF is next?


    Get’em voting while there still under full indoctrination and have zero sense of the real world and no clue about the consequence of decisions\votes. Great idea. If anything they should be looking to up the age to 21.

  21. 2020 September 14 4:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #23 –

    Last week Trump had a rally in Freeland, MI (just north of Saginaw).

  22. 2020 September 14 5:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Whitlless is in trouble — https://www.newsmax.com/politics/petition-drive-emergency-powers-michigan-whitmer/2020/09/13/id/986705/ — Enough signatures, 400k, to force legislature to act.

    Part 2 will be her being replaced.

  23. 2020 September 14 5:48 pm
    bc3b permalink

    NFL Sunday Night Football Down 28% in Key Demographic:


    Cowboys @ Rams – first game in new LA stadium

  24. 2020 September 14 5:50 pm

    25 – In related news PA supreme rule gov’s restrictions unconstitutional.
    “Stickman noted in the ruling that while the Wolf administration’s actions “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” that “even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

    He determined that the state’s gathering limits violated the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment, and the stay-at-home and business closures violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”


    Sure it’ll be appealed though.

  25. 2020 September 14 6:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “16 Year-olds allowed to vote in SF is next?”
    In SF, a few years ago, they were advocating allowing illegals to run for local offices

  26. 2020 September 14 7:54 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Re: Amy on Twitter: “The “Latinos For Biden” car parade in Vegas is the saddest thing you’ll ever see 🤣😭 https://t.co/MLyHoWYIlH” / Twitter


  27. 2020 September 14 7:56 pm
    mpt permalink

    What are the chances that more Federal Judges will follow the example of Judge Stickman?

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