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Michael Goodwin: Afghanistan fiasco flips media against Biden – this should worry Dems

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18.08.2021

The ‘Sunday Night in America’ host says the media now has to ‘cover their own careers’ and report on Biden’s handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal

For Joe Biden, bad is quickly turning to worse.

A day after the president tried to defend his decision to wave the white flag in Afghanistan and assure a jittery America his government could manage the fallout, the scope of the disaster came into sharper focus.

An outbreak of the blame game is erupting among federal agencies trying to duck responsibility. Intelligence and defense officials are leaking that they warned the White House that withdrawing all American forces could lead to the sudden collapse of the Afghan military, but were ignored.

Perhaps most worrisome for a Democrat in the White House is that the usual media handmaidens are aggressively poking holes in Biden’s preposterous assurances instead of defending him.

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National security adviser Jake Sullivan experienced the change of the media winds when he was peppered with a score of tough questions in the briefing room. The consistent theme was serious doubt about the ability and claims of Biden and his team.

One questioner captured the spirit by saying the chaos doesn’t look like the "results of a competent administration."

When another reporter asked why Biden went to Camp David and even returned there after going to the White House for his Monday speech, Sullivan was forced to defend the president’s........

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