Nets Praise Biden’s Plan to ‘Rescue the Country,’ ‘Slow History Down’

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Before Biden had even delivered his address Thursday night detailing his plans to fight coronavirus and revive the economy, his allies in the liberal media were already singing its praises. Or, as CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell described it, his plans to “rescue the country.” Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News essentially ended their broadcast with a pro-Biden ad talking about how his job was “slow history down” and keep it from coming at us so quickly.

Tonight, President-elect Joe Biden is showing how he plans to rescue the country from the coronavirus pandemic and the struggling economy. It is a big plan with an even bigger price tag,” O’Donnell touted as she handed it off to anti-Trump White House correspondent Weijia Jiang.

In between old soundbites of Biden, Jiang boosted the loose ideas that the President-elect had already put out (Click “expand”):

Tonight, the President-Elect will explain how he plans to address the crisis, announcing a nearly 2 trillion-dollar rescue package he’ll urge lawmakers to pass quickly.

(…)

There is new evidence today the situation is getting worse, as nearly 1 million Americans filed for unemployment in the first week of the year. Mr. Biden’s plan would provide another round of stimulus checks, increase unemployment insurance, and up the child tax credit.

With the pandemic continuing to kill thousands of people a day and overwhelming many emergency rooms nationwide, Mr. Biden will also call for $400 billion in new funding to help get control of the virus and improve the vaccine rollout.

But today, a senior Biden official told CBS News one challenge is the distribution system they are inheriting from the Trump administration is much worse than they could have imagined,” Jiang concluded, parroting an anonymous source.

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For ABC’s part, World News Tonight took part in a rather generic boasting about the money Biden was going to throw at problems. Senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce touted it as “a massive, ambitious plan.” And She didn’t bat an eye at the “nearly $2 trillion” price tag as she rattled off where the money was going.

Over on NBC, special correspondent Harry Smith recorded what boiled down to a pro-Biden political ad that glorified how he was going to supposedly heal the country.

“History sometimes happens so quickly we can barely keep up. It was just last Wednesday when the unimaginable happened. The insurrection at the Capitol. Video has emerged that show it was even worse, if possible, than we first believed,” he began before recalling the second impeachment of President Trump.

He added: “It feels as if we’re being shaken upside down, regaining equilibrium is a struggle. We have soldiers protecting the Capitol this week, even sleeping on the floor because the republic is still under threat.”

And who was going to put the brakes on and save us from the chaos? “And in just six days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the new president. His task, to get the country back on its feet and maybe slow history down a bit,” he said, trying to calm NBC’s viewers. He might as well have proclaimed it was “morning in America.”

Smith was the same NBC correspondent who helmed their “My Big Idea” and “What Matters” series where he promoted the radical policies of the Democratic presidential field, and only listened to the concerns of Democratic voters.

The transcripts are below, click “expand” to read:

CBS Evening News
January 14, 2021
6:44:33 p.m. Eastern

NORAH O’DONNELL: Tonight, President-elect Joe Biden is showing how he plans to rescue the country from the coronavirus pandemic and the struggling economy. It is a big plan with an even bigger price tag. We get more now from CBS’s Weijia Jiang in Wilmington, Delaware.

[Cuts to video]

WEIJIA JIANG: As plans for the Biden inauguration move forward, the White House continues to empty out and prepare for his arrival. But maximum security measures will prevent crowds from welcoming Mr. Biden to Washington, where he faces daunting challenges, namely a raging pandemic and a spiraling economy.

Tonight, the President-Elect will explain how he plans to address the crisis, announcing a nearly 2 trillion-dollar rescue package he’ll urge lawmakers to pass quickly.

(…)

JIANG: There is new evidence today the situation is getting worse, as nearly 1 million Americans filed for unemployment in the first week of the year. Mr. Biden’s plan would provide another round of stimulus checks, increase unemployment insurance, and up the child tax credit.

With the pandemic continuing to kill thousands of people a day and overwhelming many emergency rooms nationwide, Mr. Biden will also call for $400 billion in new funding to help get control of the virus and improve the vaccine rollout.

(…)

[Cuts back to live]

JIANG: The President-elect has complained that the vaccine rollout has, so far, been too slow, and he vows to do better. But today, a senior Biden official told CBS News one challenge is the distribution system they are inheriting from the Trump administration is much worse than they could have imagined. Norah.

O’DONNELL: Weijia Jiang, thank you.

NBC Nightly News
January 14, 2021
7:28:16 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: Finally, a look forward after an unprecedented week. Here’s Harry Smith.

[Cuts to video]

HARRY SMITH: History sometimes happens so quickly we can barely keep up. It was just last Wednesday when the unimaginable happened. The insurrection at the Capitol. Video has emerged that show it was even worse, if possible, than we first believed. And just one week later, the President was impeached again. No president has ever been impeached twice. And some Republicans joined the effort. Who saw that coming?

It feels as if we’re being shaken upside down, regaining equilibrium is a struggle. We have soldiers protecting the Capitol this week, even sleeping on the floor because the republic is still under threat. It’s all quite real, unlike the fiction about the election being stolen. And in just six days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the new president. His task, to get the country back on its feet and maybe slow history down a bit. Harry Smith, NBC News, New York.

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  1. If it wasn’t for President Trump’s aggressive approach via “Warp Speed”, we wouldn’t even have the vaccines yet. During one of the debates, I believe Biden declared that Trump was basically crazy thinking we would have the vaccines before the end of 2020. I’m pretty sure Biden said it would be late 2021 or the summer of 2021 at the earliest. As Trump always does, he proved Biden wrong. Also, let us not forget the news that Cuomo wasted a large % of the vaccines received by New York because of his great distribution plan. As it is with most, if not all, liberal run cities and states, they have no clue what the hell they’re doing. Sadly, our whole country will be in that same boat in a matter of months now that Biden has somehow found his way into power. Don’t forget, this is the guy who has a 40 year history of lies and deceit. He practically started his political career plagiarizing Neil Kinnock. The man is a liar and that isn’t something that just magically changes over time within one’s character. My father raised me under the principals of “if you’re a liar, then you’re almost always a thief as well”. The two go hand in hand. And now, we get to enjoy 4 years of this liar and thief making financial decisions for all of us because a large number of voters took what the leftwing news outlets told them to be true that Donald Trump was a racist, was a white supremacist, etc, etc. These people couldn’t bother with educating themselves with the facts and now we will all pay the price for it. Sadly, most of their voters will be the ones that suffer the greatest from the shredded economy that we’re about to experience. All I can say is you better batten down the hatches and prepare to weather the storm as it’s going to be a big one like we’ve never seen. Oh, and as for the true racist in all of this, how about Biden’s good buddy Robert Byrd, the infamous KKK recruiter and cyclops for whom Biden delivered the eulogy for. Not to mention the Biden comments pertaining to busing and not wanting his kids growing up in the “racial jungle”…aka not wanting his kids in the same schools as less fortunate minorities. Let’s see, Dr Ben Carson came from those less fortunate schools and went on to be a brain surgeon for children, Hunter went to privileged white schools and went on to become a crack head. Yep, that worked out well didn’t it Joe. I’m sick of the hypocrisy!!!

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