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ZERO Ethics: MSNBC Contributor Jon Meacham Has Been Writing Biden’s Speeches
newsbusters.org ^ | November 9th, 2020 | Curtis Houck

Posted on 11/09/2020 6:18:08 PM PST by ransomnote

In a revelation announced Monday by The New York Times, former Newsweek editor, liberal historian, and MSNBC/NBC contributor Jon Meacham has been writing speeches for former Vice President Joe Biden, including his Saturday night “victory speech.” Of course, Meacham and the Comcast-owned networks never disclosed this fact.

The lack of ethics wasn’t entirely surprising, given how Meacham both endorsed Biden during the campaign and spoke August 20 at the Democratic National Convention, and neither network seemed to care. And that’s in addition to the fact that their ethically-challenged ranks include Mike Barnicle, Joy Reid, and Brian Williams.

As per Annie Karni and John Koblin, Meacham has been helping Biden for some time (click “expand”):

Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and biographer, has been helping to craft President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s speeches, according to multiple sources involved, including helping to write the acceptance speech that Mr. Biden delivered Saturday night from Wilmington, Del.

In that address, Mr. Biden spoke of a mission “to rebuild the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class and to make America respected around the world again.” Mr. Meacham’s 2018 book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” has long served as a touchstone for Mr. Biden, who read it and has reached out to Mr. Meacham in the past to discuss passages he liked.

Mr. Biden’s speech-writing process is run by Mike Donilon, the president-elect’s longtime adviser. But behind the scenes, Mr. Meacham has been playing a larger role than was previously known, both writing drafts of speeches and offering edits on many of Mr. Biden’s big addresses, including one he gave at Gettysburg last month and his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August.

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A Biden official added that Mr. Meacham was involved in discussions about the themes in the victory speech.

Citing a source, The Times added that Meacham will continue to appear, but “will no longer be a paid contributor going forward.”

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1 posted on 11/09/2020 6:18:08 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Read stiffly by the erudite zombie


2 posted on 11/09/2020 6:22:44 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: ransomnote

No bias there! If you right think and do it because orange man bad, well that’s OK.


3 posted on 11/09/2020 6:23:27 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: ransomnote

Not a scandal. Contributors are all over the map, politically.


4 posted on 11/09/2020 6:23:44 PM PST by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." - 2005, my quote. I never knew how prescient I was.)
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To: ransomnote

He’ll get a raise from soros.


5 posted on 11/09/2020 6:24:45 PM PST by dynachrome (People who get what they want are often surprised when they also get what they deserve. ~ james wood)
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To: Lazamataz

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3904155/posts

Are you sure about that? lol

try harder


6 posted on 11/09/2020 6:26:49 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: Lazamataz

Not a scandal. Contributors are all over the map, politically.

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Worked for the CO that called the election early, when the election is not over and they don’t decide who won it, and wrote the guy’s “victory” speech. I take issue....


7 posted on 11/09/2020 6:27:13 PM PST by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: ransomnote

Is there something inherently unethical about partisanship within media entities? Good luck policing that.


8 posted on 11/09/2020 6:27:50 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (I'd rather have a rude President than a polite tyrant.)
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To: ransomnote

Fortunately for us, biden can neither speak nor read well.


9 posted on 11/09/2020 6:35:49 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Lazamataz

True. Remember in ‘80 how George Will prsised Reagan’s performance in debate with Carter without telling anyone he had been an integral part of Reagan’s prep team. Of course he was an outlier then. Today it’s common practice.


10 posted on 11/09/2020 6:36:23 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: ransomnote

No longer a paid contributor

So he may be back, just not paid for it


11 posted on 11/09/2020 6:38:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...

p


12 posted on 11/09/2020 7:07:46 PM PST by bitt (Well gosh, it is beginning to look like rock bottom had a basement to it)
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To: ransomnote

Surprise...a Leftist with no ethics? Say it ain’t so


13 posted on 11/09/2020 7:24:34 PM PST by jpp113
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To: ransomnote

He should be ashamed to have his name associated with the bilge the Biden-bot has been trying to deliver.


14 posted on 11/09/2020 7:31:15 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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To: ransomnote

Ithink America is more respected around the world under PT. He has given a voice to millions who felt run over by the globalist pig juggernaut. The globalist pigs will always cuddle American admins that weakens the one country that can short circuit their pursuit of a fake ‘heave on earth’


15 posted on 11/09/2020 8:33:28 PM PST by Long Jon No Silver
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To: ransomnote; LS; Liz
MSNBC's a thuggy network...

This morning Joe Scarborough was 'reminding' law firms that might consider helping Trump legally that Washington has a long memory... and it might hurt them financially down the road.

It doesn't need to be spelled out when 'the team' (machine, crime family, mafia, cartels, Morning Joe, etc) says the word...

That said, there must be a few real journalists at MSNBC - someone had the wit to say NO to Jon Meacham's style of fraud. THAT'S what's amazing about this story...

16 posted on 11/10/2020 9:02:43 AM PST by GOPJ (If EVEN one dead person "voted" it's proof of voter fraud ...Why is the press afraid of knowing?)
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