Hard-hitting: ABC News journalist asks 'Sleepy' Joe Biden if the gloves are off

As Twitchy reported this weekend, Joe Biden called a lid at 9 a.m. Saturday, meaning that there wouldn’t be any media appearances and reporters on the beat essentially had the day off. That left CBS News’ Kathryn Watson wondering “why Biden isn’t doing more to show he can outwork Trump.” She acknowledged the COVID-19 pandemic and said it’s obvious why he’s not out shaking hands, but why didn’t Biden’s capable team come up with something to show they’re serious about the campaign so close to the election? ABC News’ Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson seems to share Watson’s concern that Biden’s heart really isn’t into this. “Are the gloves off?” she yelled to Biden as he walked away from the very tiny gaggle of reporters in their coronavirus-safe circles. For the record, the answer was “yes.” I asked the former Vice President if the gloves were off against @realDonaldTrump? @JoeBiden said “yes.” He also added that when it comes to his support with Hispanic his numbers “are much higher” than Trump’s. pic.twitter.com/6WYExKTb5d — Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) September 14, 2020 Wow, take the week off after that hard, in depth session …. — Tom Martino (@tom_martino1) September 14, 2020 Hardball hitting question. ? — Kambree (@KamVTV) September 14, 2020 Way to dig in there, brave firefighter. https://t.co/g5R8HIP0Ui — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 14, 2020 That’s it?? Thats the number of questions he answered??? — Peace98? (@AynRiedel98) September 14, 2020 And these are the real challenging questions journalists ask him, and yet he still won’t answer questions. — Bustin Fake News! (@Happyja) September 14, 2020 Wow! What a hard-hitting question! And what a thoughtful answer! — Steve Priestap (@StevePriestap) September 14, 2020 Hard hitting journalism there. Thank you — JCKalik (@islandrunner757) September 14, 2020 "Yes." What an answer. So profound. — Problem Attic (@ProblemAttic2) September 14, 2020 This is pathetic — Alex (@DarkJokerXIII) September 14, 2020 I got second hand embarrassment watching this. ? — JC Mounduix (@JCMounduix) September 14, 2020 Ask him what year it is or what office he is running for, throw some hard ones in there, — TrevorGdChld (@TrevorGdchld) September 14, 2020 that was very informative, thank you! — Gender Revealed Salon Sting Operator (@PlanCruzer) September 14, 2020 He had no idea what you said…great question though — Danny Mayorga (@bigdan060207) September 14, 2020 Great reporting. Not really. — Robert O'Neal (@rdrnr10) September 14, 2020 Wow so inspiring! You and the rest of the press are doing so amazing! — Deerslayer (@BowDeerslayer) September 14, 2020 cc: @PulitzerPrizes — Beekman Cruger ?? (@BeekmanCruger) September 14, 2020 Wow! You hit him with a tough question there. — alexpolancojr (@alexpolancojr) September 14, 2020 Wow, a real scoop! — The AJ Steel Show (@ajsteelshow) September 14, 2020 Out of all the people they could've chosen, they chose this.? — Holly (@TheTetonWay) September 14, 2020 Keep up the softball work ! — Harley Kesselman (@harleykesselman) September 14, 2020 pic.twitter.com/m14morr99t — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 14, 2020 The excitement is palpable pic.twitter.com/GQXKblb1ga — Walter (@wsadlowski) September 14, 2020 You had an opportunity to ask a presidential candidate a question and that was the best you could come up with?!? — ??Call me Cap?? (@jeffanderson42) September 14, 2020 Edward Roscoe Murrow just shat himself — Frank_Junior (@FrankJunior210) September 14, 2020 Bold! The courage it must have taken to speak truth to power like that. Homeric, really. Did you get a lollipop from Uncle Pudding's staff on the way out? — Ed Kirwan (@EKDramatist) September 14, 2020 The gloves are off, but the mask is on. You can hear the muffled voice ask the question while stationed outside in a pre-arranged, socially-distanced set up. — Bob I Stand For The Flag (@BobM200408) September 14, 2020 I love how reporters are so easily corralled. — Judgmental Shoelace ?? ?? ?? ?? (@DocKilmer) September 14, 2020 What an amazingly docile and trepidatious media gathering. — Syrah Shiraz (@Syrah_Shiraz) September 14, 2020 Awesome. Did you officially join his campaign yet? — Mostly peaceful Mandy ☕??? (@SpringSteps) September 14, 2020 It must take a lot of courage to ask questions like these.. and then not go "slay, king!" at his response. — 〽️ (@thereald0tt) September 14, 2020 His "press conferences" are pathetic. He stands in a huge open area in the middle of nowhere. Has a few people stand in taped circles. Says a pre-written comment or two then takes off. — Cathleen (@CatsJunkYard) September 14, 2020 So tough and brave. Almost fire fighter like. — kerry 6% (@disambiguist) September 14, 2020 Gloves off!! — Gail Baca (@gail_baca) September 14, 2020 He’s gonna take President Trump out behind the gym and beat him like a drum. Biden’s probably frustrated because with his COVID-19-safe events, he can’t lose his temper and poke his finger into people’s chests for asking him tough questions … dog-faced pony soldiers. That's what we need, relentless, aggressive questioning, and I'm sure the fact checkers are hard at work! — Randy Adams (@randalladams) September 14, 2020 Wait, the gloves were on? — AlexisPKeaton (@AlexisPKeaton) September 14, 2020 Reporters don’t seem to think Biden’s taken the gloves off yet, and they’re getting anxious. Related: Just PAINFUL! Joe Biden gets confused … again … seems to think he and Obama are running for re-election (watch) https://t.co/9miVdzHCWK — Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 14, 2020 recent stories

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ABC News calls out Donald Trump for blaming forest mismanagement for wildfires, 'contrary to evidence' that it's ackshually climate change

If Joe Biden’s going to make the case that he — and he alone — can save our planet from imminent climate catastrophe, he’s gonna need some help. Good thing the media are on his side. Take it away, ABC News: Pres. Trump has a history of expressing skepticism on the science of climate change and has sought to blame forest mismanagement for catastrophic fires, contrary to evidence. https://t.co/HveunlbHRE — ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2020 Jordyn Phelps writes: While the Democratic governors of the impacted states say the fires represent the latest piece of hard evidence that global warming is a scientific reality impacting their communities, Trump has a history of expressing skepticism on the science of climate change and has argued that forest mismanagement is the primary culprit for catastrophic fires in recent years, contrary to evidence. “Contrary to evidence.” https://t.co/IfQv1Mnrhj — Dr. Sexy, M.D. (@monkeyboy100001) September 14, 2020 "Contrary to evidence"! Being intentionally obtuse seems to be a trend in news reporting! — Dick Wrench (@dick_wrench) September 14, 2020 More: Standing amid ash and ruin on Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the historically devastating fires that have ravaged his state in recent years stand as a case study for the reality of the scientific warnings around climate change and blasted the “ideological BS” of those who would deny it. “The debate is over around climate change. Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own eyes,” Newsom said while standing amid an ashen haze. Yes, observe the state of the State of California, which has been run by the Democratic Party for quite some time now and has ash and ruin to show for it. ABC News, show us the evidence that Donald Trump’s views on climate change are responsible for California’s wildfires (and the arsonists who keep starting them). On this, he's not wrong… https://t.co/YiM122ZknG — Dᴀᴠᴇ Lᴇᴍᴏx (@DaveLemox) September 14, 2020 US forest fires are started by arsonists but made worse by bad forest management leaving dead plant debris around which are a big fire risk in dry conditions. Such bad forest management is due to politicians taking advice from Green activists. — Jack Eddyfier (@swcrisis) September 14, 2020 Perhaps because it is true. How about that. — Corchem (@corchem) September 14, 2020 recent stories

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