Videos Showing Biden Doing Alzheimer’s Stuff are “Cheap Fakes,” White House Claims

But… the videos are real though?

They’re just videos?

A lot of the most absurd clips are from videos released by the White House itself?

New York Post:

As the general election season nears, White House officials are dismissing as “cheap fakes” a series of viral videos circulating on social media that purport to show President Biden in declining mental acuity.

But a conservative tech expert counters that the videos are genuinely troubling and that the Biden shop’s pushback is part of an “election buzzword” effort aimed at pressuring social media platforms to “take action” against it.

“The discredited right-wing critics of President Biden who spread other debunked lies, including that the 2020 election was stolen, are clearly threatened by the wide range of nonpartisan fact-checkers that have pulled back the curtain on the cheap fake smears they’re forced to rely on – since the last thing they want to discuss is Joe Biden’s agenda to cut taxes for working families and keep bringing violent crime to historic lows,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates told Fox News Digital.

“Their panicked reaction to mainstream reporters, including at The Washington Post, NBC News, and PolitiFact, citing misinformation experts taking anti-Biden cheap fakes apart says more than we ever could,” Bates added.

In recent weeks, videos of Biden from various events appear to show him “confused.”

One video shows him turning away from the group of world leaders at a D-Day anniversary event in France to speak to a parachuter.

Another video appeared him being uncertain of when it was time to sit down, and another video this week showed him being led off the stage by former President Obama at a fundraising event.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down that these videos were “cheap fakes,” which the Media Manipulation Case Book defines as “altered media” that does not require advanced technology, like “photoshopping (including face swapping), lookalikes, as well as speeding and slowing video.”


The term was used in some news articles as early as 2019, but there were significantly more this week following the videos on social media of Biden.

“It’s also very insulting to the folks, the viewers who are watching it. And so we believe we have to call that out. We’ve been calling it ‘cheap fakes.’ That is something that came directly from the media outlets in calling it that, the fact-checkers … calling it that. And so we’re certainly going to be really, really clear about that as well. And calling it out from where we are, from where we stand,” Jean-Pierre told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday.

So is the argument that Biden is actually really sharp, and this cognitive decline is just a big hoax of some kind?

I’m not sure that’s the narrative I would want.

I’d be like: “Yeah, bro – dude is totally senile, but shit still works, right? Basically, shit still works. Pretty much. You don’t know what that Trump guy is gonna do.”