An ally of the Biden White House admitted in leftist magazine that Democrat President Joe Biden has been the most far-left U.S. president in history and that he gets away with it because the public views him as being a moderate.
The New York Magazine article, which teetered on being pro-Biden propaganda, admitted that the Biden administration seeks to “control the narrative (and often succeeds) by controlling the press and the president himself.”
The article said that the orders policing what will be said and the spin on issues come from a “cliquish and secretive environment.”
Buried near the bottom of the article, the author wrote (emphasis added):
But sometimes dumb tactics yield desired outcomes. In March, the Associated Press distributed a memo advising reporters to “avoid” or “use caution” when using the word crisis. “One very real possibility is this strategy works,” the [person close to the White House] added. “They may get criticism in think pieces about it, but at his hundred-day mark, Biden is the most liberal president we’ve had — and the public thinks he’s a moderate. That’s a winning strategy to me. They’re willing to accept that you’re gonna write this piece as long as they know that swing voters in Colorado aren’t gonna read it.”
Other propagandists in the media, like CNN’s Stephen Collinson, have tried to spin Biden’s extreme agenda as being “moderate radicalism.” Numerous left-wing publications have noted that Biden is governing as if he were socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
For the most part, the fact that Biden is not a moderate seems to be one of the only things that Democrats and Republicans both agree on.
“However, the reason we’re not talking now is because he’s not trying to do anything remotely close to moderate. Think of it as the Biden bait-and-switch,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News. “He ran as a moderate, but everything he’s recommended so far has been hard left. Bernie Sanders is really happy. He may have lost the nomination, but he won the argument over what today’s Democratic Party is.”
Even far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) praised Biden for his agenda, saying that he has exceeded what the expectations of the far-left.
“One thing that I will say is that I do think that, by demonstration, President Biden has definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday. “You know, I’ll be frank, I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration. And I think that his, not only what has ultimately come out, but the active invitation and willingness and collaboration with progressives in his first 100 days, or almost 100 days, has been very impressive.”
While Biden tries to portray himself as a centrist, he promised on the campaign trail that he would be the “most progressive,” or far-left, president in history, a reality that even a far-left columnist at The Washington Post acknowledges.
This report has been updated to include additional information.