Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Creative Minority Report: "Most Vain Man on the East Coast" to Become Fodder for Media Gaffe Mill

Matthew Archbold foresees increased media coverage of Vice President Biden's gaffes in the months and years to come, as the media uses the Vice President as a whipping boy to prove their "even handedness" in reporting on the Obama Administration:
... Obama has essentially invited the press to laugh at his Vice President.

And like I said, it's a perfect storm because here you have a situation where the press finds itself unable or unwilling to say anything negative about the President so they're going to go ferociously after Joe Biden. Expect a spike in the amount of Joe's gaffes to get reported in coming months. And their mocking treatment of Joe will act as cover for the mainstream press who will point to their rough treatment of Joe as a sign of even handedness.

But the hilarity doesn't end there because then you have Joe Biden who may be the most vain man on the east coast who will not be pleased at all with turning into a national joke so he'll continually court microphones and cameras in an effort to seem relevant and smart. And thus you have a spiraling effect where Joe talks himself into irrelevance. Joe will actually court his own destruction. And Obama will watch him do it...

My Comments:
Couldn't happen to a "nicer" guy.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Prof. Hadley Arkes on Joe Biden: "The Rise of an Empty Man"

An Open Letter to Bishop Malooly

Bishop Martino: "I cannot have [the] Vice President-elect coming to Scranton, saying he learned his values there"

Deacon Fournier: "Senator Biden, Prop 8, Marriage and the New ‘Know Nothings’"

Bishop Malooly Responds to Senator Biden's Comments

Biden: "I'm Not a Pope John Paul [II] Guy"

Now It's My Turn to Ask: Who Are You to Question My "Patriotism"?

Biden's Wrecking Ball

USCCB Responds to Sen. Biden

Insipid: Sen. Biden Questions the Depth of Gov. Palin's Commitment to Special Needs Children, Pointing to Her Lack of Support for ESCR

American Papist: "Biden Skips Mass Where New Bishop Speak[s] Out Against Him"

Archbishop Chaput Corrects Senator Biden on Abortion

Sen. Biden Pulls a Pelosi on "Meet the Press" [UPDATED]

Durbin's Catholic Scorecard: Biden Rates Only 50%

Dawn Eden to Sen. Biden: "Keep Your Rosaries Off My Uvula!"

Joe Biden Was FOR the Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion Before He Was AGAINST It

Catholics Against Joe Biden

Litmus Test: Democrat Candidates Demand Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justices

Biden "Stumbles" Over Education Question

Christian Science Monitor Profile of Sen. Joseph Biden's "Frank and Abiding Faith"

Joe Biden Says Democrats Have Been Too Fearful to Discuss Religion

Blunt Talk from Catholic Joe Biden

Democratic Candidates for President Give Unanimous Pro-Abortion Views

During First Debate, Democrats Back Abortion, Criticize Efforts to Save Terri Schiavo

Media Sycophant Says: "Joe Biden Does Something Heroic"

Could You Imagine a Prominent Republican Senator Saying This About Gen. Colin Powell?

The Ego of the Senate

Lie of the Day

Biden: Chance of Filibuster on Alito Stronger

Biden: "I'm Going To Shove My Rosary Beads Down Their Throat"

Biden To Roberts: "You're The Best"

Letter to the Editor

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At 2/11/2009 10:39 AM, Blogger matthew archbold said...

Jay, what about your Christian charity towards poor old Joe? ;)

At 2/11/2009 11:05 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...


There are few public figures for whom I have less esteem than Vice President Biden. My low regard for the man is a view that I've held spanning over 2 decades, dating back to when I first became aware of his existence in the lead up to and during the confirmation hearings of Judge Bork.

Prof. Hadley Arkes recently captured perfectly my disdain for Biden's public record, and the causes thereof, in a piece at The Catholic Thing:

Prof. Hadley Arkes on Joe Biden: "The Rise of an Empty Man"

At 2/11/2009 12:46 PM, Blogger matthew archbold said...

That's actually when I first remember him. His smarminess offended me even as a youngster. His smile was not one of mirth or warmth but a cover for his serpent-like hateful verbiage.

I like the reference to Joe as an Empty Man. He is an empty man who works under the Empty Suit named Obama.


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