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Now Biden is citing China’s state-controlled media

By Doug Powers  •  September 18, 2012 06:58 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

President Obama’s deputy campaign manager had previously cited a story put out by the state-controlled media in China, and now Joe Biden is quoting the same story on the campaign trail:

“I seldom ever quote the official Chinese government news agency,” said Biden. Even his audience responded by laughing.

The vice president continued: “Seriously, this is what the Chinese government news agency said, and I quote, ‘It’s rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics.'”

Information from the Chinese state controlled press isn’t necessarily credible, Joe. The ChiCom leadership demands final approval over press reports and magazine articles… wait, those are our leaders — my apologies. But China’s even worse.

Today’s Gaffe-o-Tron video by way of Weasel Zippers:

Biden thinks it’s only proper to do business with Chinese companies after entering politics, because that way you’re gambling with somebody else’s money:

Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn’t stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies.

Even the contractor questioned whether Chinese-made panels could be used under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus program that mandated use of U.S.-made products. His query in early 2010 was dismissed and the General Services Administration moved forward with using the Chinese panels on the Sen. Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale, Ill., records show.

“Paging the Stimulus Sheriff!”

If I want Biden to see that I guess I’ll have to take out an ad in one of these publications.

Bonus veep trivia: Joe Biden likes to read Chinese newspapers because he’s a big fan of the comic strip Maomaduke.

**Written by Doug Powers

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