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‘The Media Should Be First On The Scene’: Ben Shapiro Blasts Late Coverage Of Biden’s Health

Last Updated 2 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro slammed major legacy media outlets for their recent, and late-coming, coverage of President Joe Biden’s health.

Shapiro appeared on Fox News’ “Media Buzz” with host Howard Kurtz on Sunday to discuss the blowback against Biden in the media since his June 27 presidential debate against former President Donald Trump in Atlanta. During the debate, Biden appeared feeble and struggled to make sense in his answers to some questions.

Shapiro compared the media coverage of Biden’s mental decline to coverage of the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border. The Daily Wire host said that in both cases, major sections of the media were late to acknowledging the facts.

“What you saw in some of these cases, the border in particular, was, sort of, people arriving late on the scene. The media for the first few months basically denied anything was happening at the border, downplayed it, and then, of course, as it became undeniable, then you have to cover it,” Shapiro said.

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“Biden’s decline is undeniable, and so the media now have to cover it,” he continued. “That shouldn’t be the job of the media. The media should be first on the scene, not last on the scene. It shouldn’t be some rando Twitter account that’s covering the news, and six months later, the media are like, ‘Hey, by the way, that rando Twitter account, turns out he was right!’ It should be the media.”

This latest media scandal is just the latest in a pattern of poor performance that has destroyed the media’s credibility with the American people. The latest downward trend of the media’s trust began with the media’s coverage of former president Barack Obama, according to Shapiro.

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“During the Obama era, there was a reorientation of the press away from the idea that they were to hold truth to power and toward the idea that Barack Obama was a great light bringer who was to be sort of massaged into acceptability by the press at every available turn,” Shapiro told Kurtz. “Trump is a reaction to that.”

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