Why the Media Covered for Biden

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In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and special guest Elizabeth Nolan Brown size up the fallout from the mainstream media’s lag in coverage of Joe Biden’s cognitive decline, despite evidence existing well before his seismic debate performance on June 27.

01:50—Media fallout after Biden’s debate performance

28:13—The Supreme Court rules on presidential immunity.

37:06—Weekly Listener Question

42:46— The Supreme Court’s ruling on social media moderation

50:39—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Ticket Change?” by Liz Wolfe

Biden Insists Beyond All Reason That He’s the Most Qualified Person To Be President,” by C.J. Ciaramella

Why Didn’t the Media Notice Joe Biden’s ‘Jet Lag’ Sooner?” by Robby Soave

Kamala Harris Is a Cop Who Wants To Be President,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Kamala Harris Was the Real Winner of Last Night’s Debate,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Biden’s Litany of Excuses,” by Liz Wolfe

Presidential Debate Debacle Was a Great Argument for Smaller Government,” by J.D. Tuccille

Biden, Trump, and RFK Jr. Are All Anti-Freedom,” by John Stossel

Supreme Court’s Presidential Immunity Ruling Could Shield Outrageous Abuses of Power,” by Jacob Sullum

Social Media Moderation Is Speech, Says Supreme Court,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Stop Using My Song: 35 Artists Who Fought Politicians Over Their Music,” by Eveline Chao

Boss Talk: Why celebrities should never shut up—but stop complaining,” by Nick Gillespie

Bye-Bye American Pie,” Nick Gillespie

Why Superman and Wyatt Earp Left Kansas but Still Loved the Place,” by Nick Gillespie

Stephen Colbert Finds the Focus on Biden’s Age to Be Old News,” by Trish Bendix

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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