‘One of [Biden’s] aides gingerly asked whether I’d noticed the former vice president stutter during the debate… ‘
Although the media hopes to divert attention away from President Joe Biden’s obvious cognitive decline by publishing melodramatic stories about his alleged “stutter,” new reporting from Revolver suggests that the role of the speech impediment is as much a fabrication as his story of “robust recovery.”
Poppy Fields, a pseudonymous reporter, listened to nearly 40 hours of Biden speeches and media interactions from 1986 to 2018 and found no evidence of a stutter.
“After watching 43 hours of clips, had I not known Joe Biden had a ‘childhood stutter,’ I would have never pegged him as a guy with a stuttering problem in his past,” Fields wrote.
In fact, Fields found that Biden, “while not the most eloquent or inspiring speaker, was actually a pretty good talker.”
Fields did not deny that Biden had a childhood stutter, but maintained that the issue “absolutely” did not affect his political career – Biden, he said, “was actually a pretty good talker.”
Although Biden’s speech patterns qualify as “normal disfluency,” Biden’s “handlers” have been seeking to conceal symptoms of cognitive deterioration in the media by sowing “stutter” rumors.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, for example, John Hendrickson of the Atlantic writes a whole story about Biden’s “verbal stumbles,” attempting to explain away the president’s unbelievably awful debate performances.
“One of [Biden’s] aides gingerly asked whether I’d noticed the former vice president stutter during the debate,” Hendrickson wrote. “Of course I had—I stutter, far worse than Biden.”
“The aide said he was ready to talk about it,” Hendrickson continued.
As recently as June 1, Politico reported on the relationship between Biden and Democrat communications strategist Michael Sheehan, “who has prepared some of the president’s most memorable campaign lines and commiserated with him about their mutual stutters.”