Before we get into the meat of Joe Biden’s latest buffoonery, want to say something real quick about the equal time rules when it comes to TV/Radio stations and politicians.

When actor/former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura ran for Governor of Minnesota in 1998, he had a job as a broadcaster on a station in Minnesota. Around the same time that he announced that he was throwing his hat in the ring to run for governor, he quit his job at the radio station.

The reason is simple, if he had a two-hour-long show on that station every day than his opponents would have to have two hours as well due to equal time rules.

Which brings me to Joe Biden. He’s no longer a government official, he’s just a guy named Joe. This means that if you really look at it, he shouldn’t be suggesting anything to any TV station.

This is way beyond working the refs.

In a cultural environment where President Donald Trump and his supporters have virtually every major media outlet stacked against them, Democrats enjoy a natural home-field advantage when it comes to appearances on the network news.

But that’s not enough for the Joe Biden campaign – they don’t want the other team to even be allowed to play.

In a startling letter to major networks and network personalities on Sunday, top campaign advisers to the former vice president issued a blunt “demand” that Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani no longer be invited onto programs to defend the president to the nation he leads, according to The New York Times.

His criticisms of Biden — taking the lead role in attacking Biden in the current Ukraine controversy — have clearly touched a nerve.

We write to demand that in service to the facts, you no longer book Rudy Giuliani, a surrogate for Donald Trump who has demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie in order to advance his own narrative,” the Biden campaign’s letter states. (The paragraph is bold in the original letter.)

Toward the bottom of the letter, its writers allow for the idea that if Giuliani must be allowed on television, he needs to be balanced by a Biden campaign surrogate — not just any Democrat, but a Democrat specifically speaking on Biden’s behalf.

The imperious tone is almost as stunning as the hypocrisy.

Of course, arrogance is to be expected from any Democratic campaign honchos.

The Biden letter was penned by Anita Dunn, a veteran of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns who served as White House communications director in 2009, and Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager.

To know that two women who are veterans of Democratic politics and political communications think they can dictate to ostensibly independent American news media on behalf of a presidential campaign should tell Americans everything they need to know about Democratic respect for press freedom.

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