[Ed. – The spin is on.]
On Friday, Joe Biden ended an interview with “The Breakfast Club” by saying “you got more questions, but I’ll tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” The Biden campaign attempted to spin the comment (with help from the media of course) before Joe ended up apologizing.
Washington Post opinion writer Paul Waldman writes that Biden’s comment “made his allies cringe and gave his opponents the opportunity for fake outrage.” But fortunately, nobody is expected to have to think for themselves when it comes to this issue:
Some thoughts on how to think about Biden's (or any candidate's) "gaffes" – what matters, what doesn't, and how to contextualize them: https://t.co/OYs3vzzrid
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) May 22, 2020
What would people do without The Great Explainers in media and their dizzying spin?