Courtesy of Vox:
Joe Biden’s Democratic National Convention-closing speech went over great on Thursday night, even on Fox News.
Biden opened by promising to “draw on the best of us, not the worst,” and vowed to “work hard for those who did not support me, as hard for them as I did for those who did vote for me.” He offered blistering attacks on President Trump, using facts to criticize his failed coronavirus response and describing him as someone who “takes no responsibility, refuses to lead, blames others, cozies up to dictators, and fans the flames of hate and division.”
“He will wake up every day believing the job is all about him, never about you. Is that the America you want for you, your family, your children?” Biden asked.
Biden drew from his personal experience to poignantly reassure those who are experiencing grief or uncertainty, and told a compelling story about why he decided to run for president in response to Trump describing white supremacists as “very fine people” following the violent Charlottesville demonstrations in 2017. It was a tour de force.
Despite criticisms Biden levels at Donald Trump the talking heads at Fox News still came away impressed.
Dana Parino said Biden “just hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth,” followed by Karl Rove saying “it was a very good speech.” pic.twitter.com/trWr5eyrJx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2020
As we know Trump has been attacking Biden rather aggressively, mostly about his age and mental capabilities, and mostly with the unfettered support of Fox News and other Right Wing “news” outlets.
If he loses Fox News’s help to echo those attacks it is likely they will be far less impactful.