LATER: The market at work — t-shirts featuring the VP’s quote are now available. No word yet of one featuring the press secretary’s tweet…
The Caucus Blog reports on VP Joe Biden’s “overly effusive aside to President Obama.” On an open mic:
“Mr. President, this is a big … deal,” he said, adding an adjective between big and deal, that begins with ‘f.’ … For whatever reason, Fox News is claiming boasting rights that it was the first to report Mr. Biden’s use of the expletive on air.
As the news fluttered out on Twitter, pardon the puns, through a trail of tweets from White House correspondents and reporters, Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, sent out a tweet using his own handle — @PressSec. It seemed to affirm Mr. Biden’s sentiment; And yes Mr. Vice President, you’re right.
Think Progress on Fox News making a ‘Big F—ing Deal’ of it:
Of course, Fox is eager to find a source of distraction to avoid covering the substance of the health care policy. Over the course of the year-long health care debate, Fox propagated baseless stories about “death panels,” fears about a “government takeover,” and claims that health care being “unconstitutional.”
What say we here at TMV?