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Twitter Recoils at NY Times Attempt to Manufacture a Joe Biden ‘Deplorables' Moment

Added 06-05-20 08:34:03am EST - “Former Vice President Joe Biden said that a small percentage of the population are "not very good people," and the New York Times tried to turn it into a "deplorables" moment. Blue” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Twitter Recoils at NY Times Attempt to Manufacture a Joe Biden 'Deplorables' Moment”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that a small percentage of the population are “not very good people,” and the New York Times tried to turn it into a “deplorables” moment. Blue-check Twitter was largely not buying it.

During an hourlong virtual roundtable with black supporters Thursday night, saying “The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out.”

“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” Biden continued, then dropped the big money quote: “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”

That prompted the NYT to publish a story on the event entitled “Biden Says About ‘10 to 15 Percent’ of Americans Are ‘Not Very Good People’”, and to make this observation:

Mr. Biden’s comments harked back to controversial statements by past presidential nominees who generalized in negative terms about portions of the population. In 2012, Mitt Romney, whose taped comments at a private fund-raising event were later leaked, said “47 percent” of voters would never support him because they were “dependent on the government.” And in 2016, Hillary Clinton said half of Mr. Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”

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