Even Osama bin Laden Couldn't Take Joe Biden Seriously; Plus, al Qaeda's PR Man Nursed Grudge Toward Fox News


The Washington Post's David Ignatius drops a real neutron bomb regarding vice president and all-time medal winner in the Laff Olympics Joe Biden. While detailing the last year of Osama bin Laden's life and thought, including a plot to assassinate the president, he quotes the al Qaeda leader saying to a top lieutenant:

"Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over the presidency. .?.?. Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis."

And when it came to sending videos to media outlets about al Qaeda's big plans for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, bin Laden's top "media adviser" still seemed steamed about getting bumped from the Fox & Friends couch back in the day:

"It should be sent for example to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN and maybe PBS and VOA. As for Fox News let her die in her anger," [Adam] Gadahn wrote [to bin Laden]. At another point, he said of the networks: "From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except [Fox News] channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too."

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Hat tip: Alan Vanneman!

Reason.tv saluted Joe Biden, Real Man of Political Genius, back in 2009: