Making Sense by Michael Reagan
Don’t worry, America.
Big Media will never let Joe Biden get away with illegally taking classified documents from the White House in 2016 and stashing them at his office and in his garage next to his Corvette.
The ace reporters at liberal places like the New York Times, CNN and NBC are already digging deep into the facts of Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
Soon the Big Media will be telling us exactly what classified documents Biden illegally took home, where he’s been keeping them for more than six years, what he used them for and if it is true that he did not really know he had them.
And it won’t be long until we’ll know the truth about why the batch of unsecured classified documents that was discovered by the White House at the Penn Biden Center think-tank before the midterms were not revealed to the public until this week.
Of course, in the real world, we know none of this good journalism by the Big Media will happen.
Not in 2023 America, anyway, where the liberal mainstream media’s most reliable standard is the double one.
Biden will never get the same rough treatment the liberal media gave ex-President Trump when it was learned Trump had been keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
The liberal media’s star reporters and pundits still don’t know squat about the Biden case – let’s call it “Garage-gate.”
But already they are trying to say that Biden’s possession of unspecified classified material pertaining to Ukraine, Iran and the UK is not as serious or sleazy or scary as what Trump had.
Parroting the Democrats, the liberal media argue that Trump had many more documents – as if it’s the number that counts.
And they claim Trump deserved to have his home invaded and searched by the FBI because he and his lawyers were not cooperating with the archivists who wanted the classified stuff returned.
The fact that an ex-president has the right to keep classified material and an ex-vice president does not, and that Mar-a-Lago was protected by the Secret Service and Biden’s think-tank office was not, doesn’t enter into the liberal media’s lopsided equation.
Neither does the fact that Trump had his documents for less than two years and Biden had his for seven.
On Thursday Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to handle the Biden case, just as he had named one for the Trump case. Garland did the right thing – only because he was forced to do unto Biden what he had done unto Trump.
But it’s a good bet Garland won’t be ordering any SWAT teams to make a pre-dawn visit to one of the Biden Family mansions.
As for Big Media, there are a million questions they should immediately start demanding answers to from the Biden White House.
For starters, it might be good to know where the classified documents Biden swiped from the White House have been for the last seven years.
Were they on the passenger seat of his 1972 Corvette? In the trunk? Since 2016?
Who had access to the documents that were kept at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in DC funded by more than $50 million of money from foreign countries, including $14.5 million from China.
Do the classified documents Biden had relating to Ukraine have any connection to his son’s slippery business dealings there? (Just asking for a country.)
If liberal reporters have any trouble getting fired up to start their digging into this juicy story, they could simply imagine that Joe Biden is Donald Trump.
For example, they could ask themselves how they'd react if Trump told them he had been keeping all his classified documents in a box in a locked garage next to his favorite golf cart.
Would they just say, “Oh, OK, Mr. President, that’s no problem. We understand your golf cart is very important to you”?.
Or would they call for a SWAT team?
Copyright 2023 Michael Reagan, distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.
Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author, speaker and president of the Reagan Legacy Foundation. Send comments to [email protected] and follow @reaganworld on Twitter.