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.

Joshua Micah Marshall (C’mon, We’re All Adults Here) made that his tweet of the day. The video (& tweet) have been all over the web. Sticking with Josh, I embed his:

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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 beingunconstitutional.”

What say we here at TMV?

JOE WINDISH, Technology Editor
Leave a replyComments (6)
  1. ksb43 March 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    If any adult is that concerned about the vice-president’s remarks, please come spend an hour in my daughter’s high school. You will probably need to lie down afterwards.

  2. ChrisWWW March 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    They don’t call it the Right-wing “Noise” Machine for nothing.

  3. DdW March 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It wasn’t the most elegant language to use. But at least Joe wasn’t telling the President,”You Lie,” or “Baby Killer,” or “Go F*$@ yourself.”

  4. ProfElwood March 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Um, isn’t pointing out Fox’s noise, noise in and of itself? I mean, it doesn’t look like a real policy discussion to me.

    Maybe I’m a little biased because I gave up listening to TV new a long time ago, because most of it seemed like noise to me.

  5. roro80 March 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Ah, this made me giggle. But I’m one of those who greatly enjoys unnecessary cursing.

  6. DLS March 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    You’re through the GOP legislation barrier and you moved the ratchet toward a universal federal entitlement. If this is a game, you certainly won.