On Tuesday, the New York Times came under fire from many on the left for a piece that detailed two “verbal fumbles” that President Joe Biden committed on the same day.
The story detailed how Biden erroneously claimed that his son had died in the Iraq Conflict after initially confusing the US war in Iraq with the Russian war in Ukraine.
“Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia is doing. Excuse me, the war in Ukraine. I think of Iraq because that’s where my son died,” at a campaign stop in Miami Gardens, Florida, Biden made a statement.
Beau Biden, who served in Iraq before coming back to the United States in 2009, passed away from cancer in 2015.
Journalist Maggie Haberman of the NYT tweeted the piece while blocking direct comments on the tweet. Many on the left reacted angrily while mistakenly believing she was the author of the article.
“How many times did Trump verbally fumble and/or spew word salad that she never once felt compelled to write an entire article on? Maggie Haberman is a thoroughly dishonest, untrustworthy, completely biased propagandist. She is not a journalist, and she has zero credibility,” said one critic on Twitter.
“As a Speech Language Pathologist who works with kids who stutter, I’d just like to take this moment to tell @maggieNYT to F*** Right Off,” said another person on Twitter.
Others projected that Biden’s health issues were only getting started.
“This is only the beginning. After the bloodbath that is coming, the Times is going to do a full story with White House sources on Biden’s decline.”