Biden Accused of Telling 15 Lies in 17-Minute CNN Interview

US President Joe Biden was accused of telling 15 lies in a 17-minute CNN interview, including false claims about job creation and inflation. CNN did not correct the record or hold the president accountable during the interview, raising concerns about the network's credibility and bias.

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Biden Accused of Telling 15 Lies in 17-Minute CNN Interview

Biden Accused of Telling 15 Lies in 17-Minute CNN Interview

In a recent 17-minute CNN interview with Erin Burnett, US President Joe Biden was accused of telling 15 lies, including false claims about the inflation rate and job creation. TheNew York Post's editorial boardclaimed that Biden's statements on various topics, such as the economy, job creation, and inflation, were false.

Why this matters: The accuracy of a president's statements has a direct impact on public trust and informed decision-making. If left unchecked, a pattern of dishonesty can erode the credibility of the presidency and undermine the democratic process.

One of the alleged lies was about job creation. Biden claimed to have created over 15 million jobs as president, which the Post disputes, stating that people returned to the workforce after the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, and Biden's policies slowed the recovery. The Post also accused Biden of lying about former President Trump losing more jobs than he created, when in fact, Trump was president during the global pandemic.

The Post further disputed Biden's claims about Medicare costs, the federal tax rate for billionaires, the economy, and inflation. Biden stated that inflation was 9% when he took office, but the Post points out that inflation was actually 1.4% in January 2021, and Biden's spending spree contributed to its increase.

The White House has faced criticism for a lack of sit-down interviews with journalists willing to ask tough questions. The New York Post's editorial board accused Biden of telling a "lie a minute" and creating a "fantasyland of a presidency" that voters know is false. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Despite these alleged lies, CNN did not correct the record or hold the president accountable during the interview. CNN's disinformation czar, Daniel Dale, has not fact-checked Biden on-air once since the interview, and has only fact-checked Donald Trump nine times on-air since Trump's Manhattan trial last month. This lack of fact-checking has raised concerns about CNN's credibility and bias, particularly ahead of the 2024 election.

The controversy surrounding Biden's CNN interview highlights the importance of holding political leaders accountable for their statements and the media's role in fact-checking and presenting accurate information to the public. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the credibility of both politicians and news organizations will be under increased scrutiny.