According to your political proclivity, the timing of a media team’s showing a picture of President Joe Biden during a live news broadcast could not have been better—or worse.
The humorous happening occurred during Wednesday’s news broadcast at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Per usual, as morning anchor Michelle Wright began a story, the media team posted a photo on the screen behind her.
Unfortunately, the photo was of President Biden, and Wright was reporting on an elderly man who was “accused of inappropriately touching a twelve-year-old girl at the Walmart in West Mifflin Sunday afternoon.”
The photo was up only for five seconds, but long enough for Wright to share the statement noted above.
The photo of President Biden was hastily taken down; then the split-screen flashed momentarily on Wright’s cohost, who had a look of horror on his face.
Producers cut that media feed as well, and Wright continued without graphics or a second camera view on the screen.
The Blaze was quick to comment on the now-viral video clip.
The Western Journal also commented on the “amusing” event, writing, “Given Biden’s history of inappropriate touching, this in and of itself, was amusing.”
The WJ added: “I have to wonder if Biden’s photograph was added by mistake or by a graphic artist with a sense of humor. Biden, after all, has long been known for this behavior.”
Biden’s 2020 presidential run was marred by multiple accusations of inappropriate touching, “hair sniffing,” embracing, and hugging—females and males, young and old.
The scope of the problem prompted candidate Biden to address the issue via a damage-control video. That Twitter post went viral as well.
Though the frequency of similar reports has decreased since the election, they have not ended.
According to the WJ, at a bill signing ceremony in November, Biden told a young boy, “Meet me after this, I can show you around the White House.” Some Twitter users did not find that appropriate and criticized the president for his behavior.
Biden was also criticized for his interaction with a 4-year-old girl last July. “How old are you? 12? 14?” Biden asks the young girl.
Biden stated that his familiar way and personal touch are innocent tokens of respectful affection. He stated in his apology video that he “understands” the concerns parents may have saying, “I get it.”
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