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Fox News Reporter Appears to Leave Out Key Point in Attack on Biden’s Age

A Fox Information reporter has been accused Sunday of “astroturfing a political assault” by excluding a key level about supposed questions relating to President Joe Biden’s age.

Biden is at the moment looking for reelection to a second time period within the White Home, with polls typically displaying him neck-and-neck in a basic election match-up with former President Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for 2024, with some latest polls giving Trump the sting. All through his time period in workplace, Biden has struggled with low approval scores regardless of a number of notable bipartisan achievements, with many potential voters singling out his superior age, 81, as a serious destructive for them.

At 78 years previous when he was sworn into workplace in January 2021, Biden is the oldest particular person in United States historical past ever elected to the presidency. If reelected subsequent 12 months, he can be 86 years previous by the point he departed the White Home on the finish of a second time period. His supporters have often countered this criticism by noting that Trump is just 4 years youthful, and has, to some, typically proven extra indicators of cognitive decline than Biden.

On Sunday, a number of reporters known as out Fox Information correspondent Lucas Tomlinson for claiming that Biden “continues to face questions on his age” whereas citing as proof solely a query he himself requested the president.

President Joe Biden is seen. A Fox Information correspondent’s framing of a query about Biden’s age amid his reelection efforts has drawn criticism on-line.
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“Whereas procuring in Nantucket, President Biden was requested by a reporter if he’s too previous to run for re-election. ‘That is silly,’ he replied,” Tomlinson wrote on X, the platform beforehand often called Twitter, prompting one X person to reply, “For those who requested the query why not simply say ‘i requested the president’?”

“Superb: Fox Information correspondent [Lucas Tomlinson] reviews that Biden ‘continues to face questions on his age, even right here in Nantucket’ — citing nothing greater than a query [he] himself shouted at Biden on Saturday,” journalist Aaron Rupar wrote, sharing a clip of Tomlinson discussing the matter on Fox Information Sunday. “The epitome of astroturfing a political assault.”

Newsweek reached out to Fox Information through e mail for remark.

“A Fox reporter says Biden ‘continues to face questions on his age, even right here in Nantucket,'” Brian Stelter, writer and former chief media correspondent for CNN, wrote in his personal X publish. “Then he performs a clip of Biden being requested, ‘Mr. President, are you too previous to be working for reelection?’ With out disclosing that the reporter is the one shouting the query.”

The state of affairs even drew a response from Andrew Bates, a deputy press secretary for the Biden administration.

“[Lucas Tomlinson], can you speculate on whose voice that’s shouting? It sounds acquainted to me however I am having problem putting it,” he wrote.