The New York Times is cute but not too cute for me to understand what they're up to.

Yesterday, the Times published an article about Joe Biden and the hole he is in going into the South Carolina primary next Tuesday.

The article is titled "Biden Needs Black Voters to Lift His Campaign. But he Has Competition."

It appears to me that the Times sequestered a bombshell story which it was either going to keep locked away from the public eye, or unless they're abandoning Biden's campaign and supporting another Democrat now....maybe one whose name rhymes with Shmoomberg?

In a seemingly innocuous recollection of a meeting which allegedly took place late last year between the former vice president and a group of prominent black mayors in Georgia, the centerpiece for this article is carefully placed deep into it in the 25th paragraph.:

"Mr. Biden has caused some of his own problems. During a private meeting with prominent black mayors in Georgia last year, according to three people with direct knowledge of the gathering, he caused a stir when answering a question about education reform. Mr. Biden said one problem black communities face is that the “parents can’t read or write themselves,” a remark that shocked and frustrated many in the close-knit group..."

As it is mentioned in that 25th paragraph, NYT writers Stephanie Saul, Astead  W. Herndon and Jonathan Martin (the possible saboteurs) would have plausible deniability of their intentions. In my opinion as a political pundit and one who has studied the subtle tactics of the New York Times, I am accusing them.

Obviously, they're going for the shock value of the former vice president to the first African American president clumsily implying that most or all black adults are incapable of helping their children with their homework. It's absurd and it's hurtful.

He was at the Democratic Primary debate on Wednesday, November 20th and held this closed-door meeting with mayors from Atlanta, Little Rock, Jackson, Birmingham, and Richmond on the next day, prior to going into South Carolina on his "No Malarkey" bus.

I had to search for a possible second meeting Biden possibly could have had, but I'd have to go back to June of 2018 when he last had any political activity in Georgia. I doubted myself because what was reported by the Associated Press (AP) and local media on that November 21, 2019, meeting was that it was all great stuff and everyone was just thrilled with Biden's plans.

“I think Joe Biden’s lock on the black vote is because of the trust they have in him,” said Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, who has not endorsed a candidate in the primary. “They saw that President Obama trusted him, and they see no reason why they shouldn’t trust him, either.”

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said he appreciated the conversation with Biden, which focused on issues including housing, criminal justice, and health care.

He spoke from the heart and attached it to policy.”

It seems the left and its media flash mob has gone "cancel culture" on Biden. They've begun their own impeachment of the trusted bona fides of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. with a perfectly-timed bombing of his personal being. "

Keep an eye on this development because, in four days, Biden is counting on the black voters in South Carolina as his resurrecting a campaign that has suddenly become a disaster.

Look, it's no skin off my back. If Biden is determined to be a racist by fellow Democrats then he gets what he deserves. I'm merely pointing out how this relevant news was possibly suppressed to protect him or to attack him at the right time and then deny it was a timed attack at all. This has been their modus operandi for my whole adult life.

Biden's best card may be to deny he ever said any such thing. No one said it happened then so how credible is the accusation in the first place?

As former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire Mike Bloomberg has entered the race in full capacity here in 2020, it is worth noting that the same New York Times endorsed Bloomberg twice in his re-election bids as mayor.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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