And now they are wild with fury because they’ve been embarrassed by the revelation of explosive facts they should have known.
That’s a possible explanation, but not the likely one.
A more reasonable view is that their fury stems from the fact that they, too, were part of a great con job, and their dirty little secret has been exposed by the devastating portrait of the president in special counsel Robert Hur’s report.
It doesn’t take a press critic to realize most of the White House press corps spent three years covering up for Biden instead of covering him.
On the few occasions when they allowed themselves to see his decrepitude, they quickly pivoted to defending him against those mean Republicans.
As a group, they are the least curious journalists ever, failing even to ask about the president’s obvious decline.
Instead, they did their Democratic duty by pretending that Old Joe was a good guy doing his best in a troubled world that would be much worse if the fiendish Donald Trump got back in power.
These are the same people who continue to overlook the president’s involvement in son Hunter Biden’s crooked business deals, preferring to paint a picture of him as a doting dad to his troubled boy.
With part of the curtain pulled back — by Biden’s own Department of Justice, no less — the party and media must deal with a changing political landscape.
The campaign will be polling furiously to see how much damage the president suffered from the finding that he escaped charges on illegally keeping classified documents largely because his memory was so poor that he would be a sympathetic defendant.
Although Hur wrote that he “uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials,” he said he was not recommending criminal charges in part because he believes no jury would convict an “elderly man with a poor memory.”
Talk about killing with kindness!
Biden’s team tried to celebrate the fact that there would be no charges to draw a contrast with the pending federal case against Trump for similar offenses.
But the celebration was quickly overwhelmed by the reaction to Hur’s repeated citing of the president’s diminished cognitive functions.
Joe’s foggy memory
Citing two interviews, the special counsel wrote that Biden “did not remember when he was vice president” and “did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died. And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him.”
Hur’s findings sent the White House into panic mode.
The only debate after Thursday’s oral arguments is whether the vote against the ban will be unanimous or 8-1.
Either would be a dagger into the heart of a concerted effort by Dems across the nation to use the courts to rig the election.
The plot to give Biden a second term by having state officials disqualify his leading opponent reeks of banana republic politics, yet efforts to do just that were pending in 12 states late last month, according to CBS News.
Shame on them.
These election preventers are more dangerous threats to democracy than election deniers.
Developments in the Georgia criminal case over the 2020 election also favor Trump.
Growing evidence about the allegedly corrupt practices of Fani Willis, the Fulton County prosecutor, are casting greater doubt on whether a trial will be held before the election, or ever.
To be sure, Dems have weaponized law enforcement to stack the deck against Trump in every way possible.
But even a few signs that the justice system is still capable of fair play give reason to hope that a violent national crackup is not inevitable.