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Thug Administration: White House Wants Jason Mattera Investigated for Biden Question

“Don’t screw around with me!” barked flustered Vice President Joe Biden during his now-famous encounter with HUMAN EVENTS editor Jason Mattera.  It looks like the White House wants to put some muscle behind that threat.  The Dear Leaders do not like impertinent questions.

Here’s the video of Joe Biden hitting rock bottom, after Mattera challenges his ludicrous and offensive claims that rape and murder would increase if the latest Obama spending demands were not met:

Coincidentally, FactCheck.org weighed in today with the latest proof that Joe Biden is a liar.  They’re not a conservative site, so it pains them to drop such a heavy hammer on the Vice President’s distortions: 

As we wrote earlier, we are not minimizing the crime problem in Flint. It is real. And we are not taking sides in the long-running discussion among criminologists about what effect police staffing levels have on crime. But the vice president misrepresented the extent of the city’s crime problem — flagrantly so, in the case of rapes. He also ignored the fact that crime this year is down, based on the city’s own crime figures, despite cuts in the police force and in direct contradiction with his larger point that Flint’s staffing cuts resulted in rising crime.

But catching an Obama Administration official playing fast and loose with the truth is hardly news.  What’s news is the extent of Biden’s sheer cowardice, as the Vice President ran to the Senate and complained about having to answer a question the White House didn’t write for him in advance.

As reported by Alexander Bolton at The Hill:

Joe Biden’s office has complained to the Senate press gallery about a confrontation the vice president had with a conservative journalist last week on Capitol Hill. 

Biden aides asked whether Senate rules were broken in the wake of the contentious exchange between the vice president and the reporter. 

Jason Mattera, who works for Human Events, a conservative magazine, used a pretext to catch Biden off guard in a Senate hallway and grill him on claims the vice president has made about jobs legislation.

Biden’s office has also contacted the standing committee of correspondents, which oversees the gallery, regarding whether Mattera broke the rules by ambushing him. 

The “pretext” is, presumably, Mattera failing to loudly identify himself as a real journalist with a tough question, unlike the lapdogs who swallow Administration propaganda without question – even when it’s transparently false, and deployed in an attempt to frighten the public into unquestioning obedience.  You would think the rest of the media might have raised a few eyebrows when the Vice President of the United States trivialized rape for political purposes – and lied shamelessly about it, to boot.  If a Republican had done it, today’s news would be filled with the search for his replacement.  Instead, Biden trotted into a media herd expecting nothing but photo ops, warm handshakes, and at worst a bucket of Gatorade dumped over his head.

Here’s how the crafty Mattera put one over on the number two man in the Smartest Administration in History:

Biden had just left a rousing rally where Democratic leaders said Republican opposition to federal funding for police and firefighters threatened public safety. But the cable news coverage focused on the dust-up between Biden and Mattera. 

Biden’s visible irritation might be explained by how he was lured into the short interview. 

As the vice president left the Russell caucus room, Mattera weaved his way through the entourage, shook Biden’s hand and asked him to pose for a photo. While shaking Biden’s hand, Matter asked him if he felt “regret using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the president’s bill.”

Biden looked momentarily frozen as what he thought was a friendly gesture turned into a pointed line of tough questions from a conservative interlocutor. Biden had just signed an autograph for an admirer and still had the pen in his hand, according to a source familiar with the incident.

The Dear Leaders are not to be questioned!  Not even when it’s the question every decent human being on the planet should be asking Biden after his despicable and mendacious comments.  Uncritical love and adoration are expected from loyal tribunes during all public encounters!  Actual “questions” should be submitted to the White House in advance for review, a process that could be delayed indefinitely if the questions are even mildly uncomfortable.

Mattera pointed out to The Hill that he was wearing valid press credentials during the encounter.  If he hadn’t sidled up to Biden for a photo before asking his question, he would have been brushed off without comment.  “You shouldn’t play patty-cake with politicians to gain access,” he asserted. 

This prompted The Hill to go in search of an expert in journalistic ethics, Jill Geisler of the Poynter Institute, who allowed that “ambush interviews” were acceptable “as a last resort, done not for drama, but because other means for obtaining information have been unsuccessful.”  That’s a note-perfect description of the encounter between Mattera and Biden.  Would anyone in the mainstream press have bothered to ask Biden about this, if not for the viral video?  How else can the invincible media shield of a “D” after a politician’s name be dislodged to get wide coverage of disgusting political tactics and shameful falsehoods that would be instantly fatal his career if he wore an “R” instead?

Biden’s craven cowardice has given the Mattera encounter some very long legs.  He would have been much better off letting the rest of the media forget about this for him.  They were working on it.  Now even more people will see a video clip that makes Biden look very, very bad.  Biden will be forced to double down on the weaksauce “he shouldn’t have asked me that question” defense.  It’s not as if he can produce any evidence that he’s been telling the truth about those rape and murder claims.

Voters have noted the incredibly thin skin of this Administration, which goes berserk at the first hint of bad press, and creates web sites to monitor dissident citizens.  The President and his people are so accustomed to fawning media treatment that they are literally stunned when someone calls them out in public, and they don’t have teleprompters to hide behind.  It clearly never occurred to Joe Biden that someone might question his phony statistics, or tender even mild criticism (“Do you regret using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the President’s bill?”) of his unbelievably offensive rhetoric.  If we had a real press corps, he never would have carried that delusion into the hall where he ran afoul of Jason Mattera.

 

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  • deeme

    They really hate it, when you use their tactics…Don’t you just love Chicago politics in Washington?? Everyone is being investigated , but the people who should be?

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    This paragraph to me is key:

    This prompted The Hill to go in search of an expert in journalistic ethics, Jill Geisler of the Poynter Institute, who allowed that “ambush interviews” were acceptable “as a last resort, done not for drama, but because other means for obtaining information have been unsuccessful.”  That’s a note-perfect description of the encounter between Mattera and Biden.  Would anyone in the mainstream press have bothered to ask Biden about this, if not for the viral video?  How else can the invincible media shield of a “D” after a politician’s name be dislodged to get wide coverage of disgusting political tactics and shameful falsehoods that would be instantly fatal his career if he wore an “R” instead?

    I will answer that in the unwritten code of journalistic ethics, I will say yes…most likely at his next press conference.

    Now, as for Biden doing this, he gets away with things no other Dem or Rep would get away with, because he is the human gaffe machine.

  • Leroy_Whitby

    A journalist shook a politician’s hand, posed for a photo, and asked a question. Biden wants the journalist to be punished. Biden is a fascist. I don’t think he’s a joke. He’s only a joke if he doesn’t have power over you.

  • planeboy

    Mattera must not have got the memo….Eat your peas!……

  • Citizen_Jerry

    Joe’s reaction didn’t surprise me. He was doing the same schtick in the Senate for years — hauling people before his committees for an embarrassing dressing down. You’d think that people who dish it out should be able to take it. Or maybe not.
    Another point from the article, isn’t “journalistic ethics” an oxymoron?

  • Brubaker5

    If the so-called “journalists” of our mainstream media had any ethics the whole Democrat house of cards would come tumbling down.

  • globalcrap

    This story is backwards, The White House should be investigated for all the fraud they  committed against the American tax payer.

  • Niniane

    It is apparently much more dangerous to question a member of the Demoncrat party than to question Vladimir Putin. And I have to say thin-skinned is rather a weak description, when the Attack Watch website was bordering on paranoia.

  • GomeznSA

    This ‘administration’ always reverts to type when they are caught in flat out lies. Instead of behaving as gentlemen and having a rational discussion of the facts in play, they immediately go on the offensive and attack the person who caught them out. Joe the Plumber, Rush Limbaugh, and a host of others who have caught them with their hands in the cookie jar have been relentlessly attacked and hounded by a fawning ‘main stream media’.
    When is the fawning media going to get off their tired dead rear ends and start doing their ‘job’ – of being an impartial reporter of facts. The simple answer – based on ample evidence – is that the WON’T – they would rather control the facts and manipulate information in order to further their power and control. This dustup between Mattera and joebiden is yet another classic example – rather than delve into the facts (crime stats etc) they (the msm) are more interested in denigrating Mattera and his ‘evil tactics’ than they are in holding joebiden accountable for his overt and blatant misuse of his version of ‘facts’.

  • GomeznSA

    Perhaps paper thin skinned would be more accurate – but wait that would make them ‘transparent’……

  • GomeznSA

    Agreed – if the 4th estate (or whatever they are calling themselves these days) was really reporting instead of manipulating – that MIGHT happen. 

  • Guest

    Agreed. As a comedian on the old Laugh-In show, he would have been hilarious. As a VP – only one heartbeat from the PRESIDENCY! God have mercy on us – he’s not n the least funny.

    He has no more honor than he does brain. That’s probably the worst insult possible for Joey.

  • Guest

    This is the same tactic the OWSers are displaying: shout down or talk over the opposition. When you can’t, then avoid them.

    Joey’s behavior is the equivalent of an adult dog refusing to be house-trained.

  • GomeznSA

    You mean his ‘how dare you question me’ attitude? After all he is the veep – just ask him and he’ll tell you. It’s actually typical bully behavior, dish it out but can’t (or won’t) take it. Oh wait the whitehouse is totally against bullying, aren’t they? Never mind that they constantly engage in it – move along, nothing to see here………………………

  • GomeznSA

    And why does joebiden (and the rest of this ‘administration’) continue to get away with this type of behavior? Simple, the msm gives them all the cover they need. 

  • slybyrd

    Have not really been sure if I like Mattera’s literary style or not……….but for THIS incident………he tips the hat toward a “two thumbs up”.

  • Margot Hird

    Congratulations, Jason….proud of you!  But be careful, you’re now going to have a target on your back like Breitbart….watch your back!

  • confedgal

    Depends on the kind of paper. They are paper thin skinned … it’s just colored paper.

  • Leroy_Whitby

    Biden is a fascist. This administration is dangerous.

  • confedgal

    The media have way too much, including their reputation, involved in the election of dumb and dumber. They are not about to turn on them.

  • MG 42

    This is just disgusting! All freedom & truth loving Americans need to stand up to this narcissistic administration. We do not live in Russia! This is the USA, and we have every right to question this administration. The rule that they want to impose on us is shocking!

  • MG 42

    It’s outrageous. When we take the Senate, and we will, I want to see these people prosecuted / and / or impeached.

  • RonCarnine

    If the VP were to have his “expert”  check, I believe there is a little thing in the Constitution called the “freedom” of the press. If all questions have to be submitted before they are answered or to be answered, how is that “freedom”? The VP acted like a horse’s ass and then compounded the act by complaining about the question to the “powers that be.” I watched the video several times and it seems to me that it was the VP, who acted very unprofessionally and like a spoiled child told it was time to put his toys away. I will be praying that nothing happens to Obama (as strange as that sounds coming from me) because Biden would be a worse disaster. 

  • MG 42

    Who even watches that ridiculous channel? LOL.

  • GomeznSA

    Yeah – they need to do the same data dump on tomfoley (d-wa)- he’d probably make murtha look like an amateur. He got the same sort of hands off treatment by the msm….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    I´m a “twice signer”my dear MG.. an´most probably gettint way over the hill… So you´re right.. Donah..!!

  • MG 42

    If Al-Obamba doesn’t shut down the internet. They are supposed to be shutting down all TV & internet for one whole day sometime this month. Have you heard of that? Something to test the EMS system.

  • GomeznSA

    1) Nope we haven’t been ‘invaded’ by marxists – most (with real birth certificates) of them are ‘home grown’.
    2) The ‘rest of the media’ has way too much invested in creating and sustaining the obama mythos, there is no way they will ever question him or any of his minions.

  • planeboy

    It’s November 9th….for 9 minutes….by the way it’s not a test, it’s a show of power…

  • GomeznSA

    Try that new Dr. Pepper 10 (it’s not for women) for a quicker brain freeze – can’t hurt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    ´Sorry to shtate…. Do you shpeak English ?? 
    I wasn´t aware… but there again..
    One does not learn everything…. in school..
    PS:- I should have insisted in “homeschooling”… as I refused Sunday school from Day One…. Donah..//

  • MG 42

    If we all stand together against these evil people, we will always prevail. Honest men & women must not be afraid to speak out against tyranny. That’s what the Dems want is silence. We will NOT give in to them! We will always stand up for freedom & American greatness!

  • MG 42

    Why are they doing this? I saw something on this yesterday, but I can’t remember where I saw it..

  • GomeznSA

    Well at least he will be in good company – all the rest of us here on Human Events will surely be sent there as well. 

  • MG 42

    You are one beer shy of a 6 pak………………………………………………………………………………….

  • MG 42

    LOL.

  • GomeznSA

    They can, will and do go down that road – routinely. And so far they have pretty well gotten away with it. We can only hope that they continue and eventually enough people wake up to what they are and have been doing to anyone who questions them. 

  • Chemiker

    One logical extension of Biden’s argument is that we, the honest citizens, need to be armed for protection of ourselves and our neighbors.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    Shtrato… you should keep all this to yurself… it´s obvous you had some ancestry in the cornfields..
    Donah..//

  • MG 42

    Dustoff: WHAT is this fruit loop talking about???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    No Dustoff…. my points make themselves…. Donah..!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    Vod ?? …. Donah..//

  • planeboy

    Mg 42…http://www.theblaze.com/stories/glenn-beck-test-of-emergency-broadcast-system-nov-9th-to-last-nearly-four-minutes/                                                                                                                                              

  • planeboy
  • Telescopia

    We may need the guys in the white shirts to come in and do an intervention…the Obama Administration is insane!

  • GomeznSA

    Thanks for the link plane – looks like someone near the top is trying to flex their federal muscles – what could constitute a ‘national emergency’ of such grave danger to all of the country/ Used to be that the EBS dealt strictly with local emergencies – like tornadoes, hurricanes or catastrophic wild fires etc. I sure can’t think of anything that would realistically constitute a national emergency……………..

  • MG 42

    Another OWS jew hater. Is that you, Mel?

  • MG 42

    We must all stand up & stand together & not be afraid!

  • MG 42

    You LIE! LOL. Just kidding!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISK4ZB43YD75XB36I3WP4XLZ6Y Donah

    Now if anybody has a “gripe” then hang it on my Vine… and I see if it gets posted “worldwide”…
    Yes.. worldwide….. and when I say “WW” it WILL be “WW”…. Donah..//

  • MG 42

    Thanks, man.

  • TampaMike50

    It’s funny how the press ragged Nixon for having an ‘enemies list,’ and then included among some of the Watergate charges were some of using the IRS or FBI to investigate and audit taxes of people who made him angry.  Isn’t it a wonder the press is SO quiet that the Obama Administration makes Nixon look like a piker by comparison, and has trampled all over the Constitution in many ways?  Where is the utter outrage at Biden’s LYING and abject SENILITY??  Dan Quayle comes across as a 4.0 student compared to ole Uncle Joe.  haha  The press really should get nervous though when fascist tactics are being imposed on ANY of their number; because the next time around it might just be YOU.  If it was a crime, an outrage and disgrace when Nixon and his boys performed their shenanigans nearly 40 years ago–it should be even worse now.  It’s too bad we can’t put this administration to a ‘no-confidence’ vote and just dismiss the entire lot of them from Obama on down.  I fear the next president will have nothing left to work with; and a bureaucracy that is so bloated and heavily invested in gov’t jobs and waste that the only way to fix it will be to destroy it and rebuild it from the bottom up.  Our country is in a TERRIBLE mess; and all we hear from the Dumbo-crats is what ‘Bush did’ ad nausem.  It would be nice if the idiots who voted for Obama would first wake up and realize what he has DONE; and then that might help steer discussions towards finding long-term solutions for what ails us–and it’s a very distinguished list indeed. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IYYUQXMJ2TXOUD3C3UNFCAWFCQ Dan the TEA Man

    In that clip, Biden looks much like Napoleon in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. Truth hurts, eh Plugsy?

  • TampaMike50

    Tim,
    I said just that last week in fact!!  If there was a dumber VP in our history I have kindly asked anyone who can prove it to post it here for our entertainment pleasure.  hahaha

  • globalcrap

    10/4, thank you

  • globalcrap

    He was raised in a public socialist liberal school.

  • TampaMike50

    If the media had been doing their jobs for the past 40 years or so; talk radio would not be around today.  We wouldn’t really need them, would we?? 

  • MG 42

    They’re coming to take him away ha! ha! he! he! ha! ha!

  • MG 42

    I wish you’d go to the other end of the earth. Unfortunately, you would still be able to invade by the internet!

  • MG 42

    I think most have awakened. The dumb Marxist college kids won’t even matter this election. They will be irrelavent, since the middle class has abandoned Obama. We all just need to make sure we vote, and he’s history!

  • MG 42

    Why am I not surprised? LOL.

  • MG 42

    LMAO! Plugsy?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Everett-Levingston/100000038425717 Everett Levingston

    Isn’t it about time to #occupy the mainstream media? Would they even cover a million folks or so marching on their posh offices and studios,  demanding that they tell the truth and stop covering for their gods and goddesses in the democratic party? How could they explain it away with thousands of folks outside of their little bubble to the world windows on the morning shows, at the Capitol, at their papers and presses, magazines and “comedy” shows? In fact, this sounds like a splendid way to get the Tea Party folks good and fired up just before the next election. These socialists want an American Spring, they may just get what they want, when a million angry “rednecks and racists” drag their slimy azzes out into the streets and show them what an American Spring might look like if push came to shove. Then, after the media are hiding behind locked doors at home, it will be time to #occupy Universities for round two, just in time to head to the polls next November.

    Can I get some “twinkles” on that?

  • MG 42

    Another Jew hating ass hole.

  • MG 42

    Yeah, and your point is that you’re a jew hater.

  • uncleherbert

    I hope you check out the Tea Party, we need more people like yourself. Go Tea !

  • MG 42

    World class leader????

    I am laughing my ass off!

  • MG 42

    Amen to that!

  • http://profiles.google.com/csmallo17 Chris Mallory

    “Mattera pointed out to The Hill that he was wearing valid press credentials”

    This part of the story is just as disturbing as Biden’s conduct.   The 1st Amendment is the only valid press credential any citizen needs.   The concept that we have a certain class of  “approved”  questioners should make every American   take up tar and feathers.      The Freedom of the Press applies to everyone equally.   Not just a select few who wear a little badge.

  • sothatsit

    well, if denial of the facts is all you have to offer as your basis for disagreeing with me, I call that a win for me. In a debate, disagreeing without facts to dispute the other point of view,is considered a losing proposition. FACT: EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE REAGAN CUT THE TOP TAX RATE AND DOUBLED THE DEBT BY END OF PRESIDENCY. There is no denial of this fact. Cutting the top rate again and again and again only leads us to same outcome…doubling the debt each time. Time to go back and correct the mistake started in 1979. Dont get me wrong, I liked ronald reagan a lot. He made wonderful heartfelt speeches that made us all feel good to be americans. Especially after the carter years of malaise, reagan was refreshing. But unfortunately,the fact remains. HE DOUBLED OUR DEBT FROM 900 BILLION TO 1.9 TRILLION IN 8 YEARS BY CUTTING THE TOP RATE FROM 70% TO 28%. Then he went on a spending spree of over a trillion dollars handing out defense contracts IM SURE to political friendly corporations. SOUND FAMILIAR? Thats right obama is doing the same thing. As has every pres since reagan, Its time to stop the spending spree on the credit card and start paying for our STUFF!

  • MG 42

    I agree. I can’t believe that our president & VP are trying to shut down free speech. And Obama said he was a Constitutional law professor? He must have been a crappy one! LOL.

  • MG 42

    Although I don’t agree with most of Obama’s agenda, I do have to give you credit for your courageous post here. LOL. But in all seriousness, the debt did double. But we also had an explosion of work & profit. So our economy did explode, we also ended up with a deficit. We all must be honest about the facts.

  • MG 42

    LOL. They are some rotten journalists! 

  • sothatsit

    Heres the problem with touting the increased productivity. Its a disingenuous argument since to get to the increase we had to borrow vast trillions from other countries. Its like if you run a business, you go to a bank and borrow a million dollars. You then put the million into your company and claim its profit. Did your company make a million dollars? No, but to someone that didnt know you borrowed the money, they would look at your balance sheet and think you made the million. Now apply this description to our country. We borrowed 15 trillion and we claim our GDP is around 14 trillion? I think not. Its all a lie. We have succesfully decieved the world and borrowed trillions to claim we make trillions. Well the world has run out of money to perpetuate this ponzi scheme created by my hero reagan. Its just like what madoff did. We are one big lie since reagan. Every president since reagan did the same thing. But now the numbers are too big to continue to hide the scam. Just like what happened to madoff. The scheme is easy for everyone to see now isnt it. God bless and good luck. The 3rd horsemen is now riding. The 4th horseman readys his saddle. There is still time to fix the problem. Raise the top rate to 75% immediately. Reinstate glass steagall, update monopoly laws. We can overcome this problem. Time is running out. Help our president. I dont particularly like him, but its his watch. If you continue to rebuff him we all will lose. The 2 year clock is ticking. Time is running out.

  • Guest

    I humbly apologize to dogs. Not to Biden, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.borror Gary Borror

    When unemployment goes up, so does crime. We need more jobs and to do that we need less government regulation and a corporate and business tax structure that is competitive with the rest of the world because the U.S. is letting other countries get the upper hand and business are going to where it is cheaper to operate. We need Obamacare repealed because of the burden it places on employers. We need domestic drilling because of the bonanza of jobs that will be created. We need the government to do this because they are real solutions. We don’t need a spending/stimulus plan that wont work disguised as a jobs program. More jobs less crime, it’s that simple. Why aren’t  our Conservative Presidential Candidates and Republican leaders recognizing this Biden “gaff” as an opportunity and talking about what the real solutions are?????

  • NotConvinced

    Wow what a coinkydink. Jason reminded me of Bob Novak at his best too, but no where even close to the reasons you did. POS

  • NotConvinced

    Man Jason is soooo not a C*NT. I can’t believe it. I think anybody would find it hard to believe.

  • jay8484

    biden is the one who needs to be investigated for putting his finger into the chest of another man. mattera kept his composure by not punching biden in the face after the incident. it is a reporter’s job to ask the important question. mattera did just that and biden made a murder-rape comment that biden must explain. kfi’s radio hos bill handel says on his saturday show “you have no case”. biden you have no case. also because the left ignores the conservative media, mattera must get creative in asking his question which he did and the left doesn’t like to be asked the tough question. good work mattera

  • jay8484

    not enemies of the state but patriotic americans

  • Constitution First

    Anyone who speaks out against the Anointed One is declared an enemy of the state, labeled as a terrorist, Ask the TEA Party, returning veterans, Libertarians, small businessmen… Speak you mind people, while you still can.

    Uninstalling Obama……… █████████████▒▒▒ 90% complete.