As I noted yesterday, the Trump campaign requested that an impartial inspector check both candidates prior to the debate for the presence of earpieces, transmitters, and other electronic devices that might give the wearer and edge by enabling him to communicate with off-stage coaches. Team Biden reportedly agreed initially, then refused later in the day to submit to the check.
Apparently, the idea that the aging Democratic candidate would cheat by using an earpiece or a teleprompter, as the Democratic nominee is rumored to have done in live interviews, is so preposterous to the Left that the New York Times published a piece holding it up to ridicule. Titled, “The Long History of ‘Hidden Earpiece’ Conspiracy Theories,” the article quotes conservative activist Charlie Kirk as asking in a tweet, “If Joe Biden isn’t hiding anything, why won’t he consent to a third party checking for an earpiece before tonight’s debate?”
The writer of the Times piece, technology columnist Kevin Roose, doesn’t provide a satisfactory answer to that question, but he does go on to submit that “the debate … has not yet begun, and there is no evidence that Mr. Biden will be assisted by an earpiece.” He even quotes a member of Biden’s staff who called the rumor “completely absurd.”
So maybe Roose or a member of Team Biden could explain this brief video clip of the debate that was posted after the fact.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 30, 2020