We all love Anchorman, right? The first one, Anchorman 2 was meh. But the first one? Our introduction to Ron Burgundy? Gold, just absolute gold.
Burgundy is a stiff, clueless face just intended to smile, read, and be charming. That’s how tv anchormen were in the 70’s and 80’s. They weren’t the opinionated, serious “journos” that they pretend to be now. You know, the fake news.
As entertaining as Burgundy is, that type of cluelessness in real life is disconcerting at best. Would anyone feel truly confident in their boss or company, if the face of the company was simply a talking head, and not a good one?
Oh crap, don’t look now America, but our country is getting the full Anchorman treatment from the White House podium, and while it’s hilarious, it just SO isn’t funny. What am I talking about? Check this out from our friends at Outkick:
In the film Anchorman, there’s a scene in which Ron Burgundy introduces his name as if it’s a question after a producer mistakenly inserted a question mark in the teleprompter.
“Dammit, who typed a question mark on the teleprompter? How many times do I have to tell you? Anything you type, Burgundy will read,” the executive shouts.
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While the Burgundy character is an exaggeration of stiff news anchors, it’s not of our sitting president. In fact, Burgundy is a more capable speaker than President Joe Biden.
On Friday, Biden accidentally read aloud the instructions from the teleprompter during a speech.
Oh no. No, Joe. Please say you didn’t say ‘Go “blank” yourself, San Diego’. No actually, it’s even worse. This man, the man that is running our country, is just straight reading from the prompter without any clue or awareness of what he is reading. This is bad. very bad.
Joe Biden reading the teleprompter:
“… end of quote. Repeat the line.”pic.twitter.com/d8heAyQc1e
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) July 8, 2022
Anything you type, Biden will read.
Despite this obvious blunder, White House assistant press secretary Emelie Simons tweeted that Biden didn’t repeat the teleprompter instructions, but instead said, “let me repeat the line.”
Just watching the video, which I suggest everyone do so we all have some comprehension of how screwed we are, clearly displayed that Biden was literally just reading whatever was on the prompter.
It doesn’t matter how the White House spin doctors treat this; it is exactly what it looks like. What we have is an ancient, infirm President that has absolutely zero ability to process what he is reading.
As often as President Trump was criticized for saying dumb stuff or tweeting dumb stuff, did he EVER do anything as obviously alarming as this? If Trump had read the instruction on the prompter, the dems would’ve likely tried to impeach him for the 18th time and invoke the 25th Amendment like their collective hairs were on fire.
— Rob Mattox (@RobMattox2) July 8, 2022
Folks, it’s clear what we have here. I think we all suspected, but the closer we watch the more we know. We have a houseplant for a president. His staffers keep him watered and dusted, but at the end of the day, he is barely sentient.
Dark days ahead folks. If we see it, the rest of the world definitely does. It’s incumbent on us to win this mid-term election, then sweep the cobwebs from the White House in 2024. We can do this!