Posted BY: Adam Vicari
The classic “Man Bites Dog” news story title is intended to catch the eye. As the news of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure and Joe Biden’s proposed 2024 budget begins to unfold, the Biden administration begins to try to distract the American people from the sweeping and profound consequences of things like this. For instance, Ben Shapiro points out that today, only a few days after the SVB failure, something that could be extremely dire and foreboding for the American economy, Biden decided to propose (again) banning assault-style rifles, and then proceeded to post on Twitter a handwritten letter, allegedly written by a child, that he received that decried what the “child” saw as an “unfair” pay disparity between men and women.
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Why, amid all this recent chaos, did Biden decide to bring gun control and the “pay gap” (which is not a gap at all, but that is a discussion for another day) back into the national conversation? He did this to distract the American people from a more fundamental, serious, and overarching problem, like the state of the American economy. If the reader could read a story about a man biting a dog, why would he read the “current events” section of the paper?