Biden Confused About Roosevelt, TV, and the Depression

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OldTrader, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Oops: Biden garbles Depression history
    UPDATE: Another Biden flap: 'No coal plants here in America.'

    From Ben Smith at The Politico:

    Joe Biden's denunciation of his own campaign's ad to Katie Couric got so much attention last night that another odd note in the interview slipped by.

    He was speaking about the role of the White House in a financial crisis.

    "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

    As Reason's Jesse Walker footnotes it: "And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, 'Who is that guy? What happened to President Hoover?'"