ABC, CBS, NBC Backtrack on Biden, Praise 'Defiant', ‘Daring’ Challenge

Michael Wnek | July 9, 2024
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The broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) delivered a fresh dose of whiplash during their Tuesday morning shows. Just one day after highlighting the quickly waning support for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign within his own Democratic Party, they executed an awkward 180 and displayed the president’s “defiant” challenge to those calling on the end of his campaign. They also carefully noted that in spite of some opposition, support for Biden’s campaign was actually increasing. 

On ABC’s Good Morning America, co-host George Stephanopoulos jumped right back onto the Biden bandwagon for his “daring [of] potential rivals to challenge him at the convention,” before White House correspondent Mary Bruce zealously sang his praises:

While President Biden is digging in this morning, adamant that he has what it takes to stay in this race, he is launching a full-blown, full-throated defense of that decision, scrambling to reassure Democrats, donors, and voters that he can beat Donald Trump. This morning, President Biden is fighting back, making clear he is not leaving this race.

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