The Joe Biden Rules

Joe Biden on Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak (PBS NewsHour, 1/27/11):

I would not refer to him as a dictator.

On WikiLeaks‘ Julian Assange (NBC‘s Meet the Press, 12/19/10)

DAVID GREGORY: Mitch McConnell says he’s a high-tech terrorist, others say this is akin to the Pentagon Papers. Where do you come down?

JOE BIDEN: I would argue that it’s closer to being a high-tech terrorist than the Pentagon Papers.

For the record, neither journalist pushed Biden to explain his opinions.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.