Reuters mocked for fact-checking Biden spoof video distracted by ice cream truck music

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President Biden is known for his love of ice cream, enough in fact that a major news outlet’s fact-checking organization was sent to debunk a viral clip in which he was lured away by the mellow tones of an ice cream truck.

Social media users share a video of U.S. President Joe Biden briefly walking away during a speech by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden, claiming he was distracted by an ice cream truck. However, the video being shared has been digitally edited to include music normally played by an ice cream truck,” Reuters wire service reported on Sunday.

The outlet was concerned about the spread of clips of Biden as she listened to first lady Jill Biden speak at a high school in Washington, DC, on September 10, 2021, and walked away after apparently hearing a gleeful jingle of an ice cream truck. The tweet below went viral last week. Other people who taunted the president shared videos and posts with a rudely added ice cream truck in the background.

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Reuters linked to a CSPAN video of the speech, which showed there was no music from an ice cream truck. It was unclear what briefly distracted the president when his wife became poetic about children returning to school.

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“This video was digitally edited to music from an ice cream truck as US President Joe Biden briefly walked away during First Lady Jill Biden’s speech,” Reuters concluded. The story didn’t have a single byline; it was the product of the “Reuters Fact Check Team.”

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Reuters’ fact check also caught the attention of Twitter, who flagged the above video as “media manipulation” and linked to a page detailing the point of sale findings.

A video circulating online of President Joe Biden briefly walking away during a speech by First Lady Jill Biden is covered in music commonly played by an ice cream truck, Reuters reports. The original video is from Sept. 10, 2021, when the pair spoke. at Brookland Middle School in Washington, DC on the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting children.”

The humorous video’s sober fact-check caught the attention of social media users, who expressed mockery and fun at the fact-check.

“Oh for God’s sake,” journalist Jeryl Bier responded.

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“They actually checked this. Holy cow,” wrote another user.

Seth Abramson, the leftist academic known for pushing Russiagate theories, was among those angered by the mere existence of the satire video in the first place.

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“How do I know the Republicans don’t have anything about Biden? Because their pimples and basement-dwelling trolls throw up fake media every day to try and craft a story of foolishness and incompetence that doesn’t confirm reality. If they *whatever” *, they would stick to reality,” he bellowed.

Biden’s fondness for ice cream has often endeared him to reporters covering him.