**President Biden’s recent fall at the Air Force Academy commencement raises concerns about his age and ability to serve another term, as well as Democrats’ anxiety over this issue. The media’s handling of this situation starkly contrasts with their past treatment of President Trump’s health.**
President Biden’s dramatic fall at the Air Force Academy commencement has emphasized a dangerous theme for Democrats: Joe Biden is too old to serve another full term, until he’s 86. He’s already struggling at 80. This incident brings to light the double standards in media coverage, comparing how The New York Times raised “health questions” for President Trump and how it tippy-toed into Biden’s age problem with a front-page article titled “Spry Diplomat with Stiff Gait: Aging Leader’s Complex Reality.”
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 73 percent of respondents said Biden “is too old to be in office” – now. The Times article attempted to defend Biden’s health by illustrating how he “is trim and fit, exercises five days a week and does not drink,” while conveniently placing the details of Biden’s fall on page 18. Interestingly, anonymous sources were used in Biden’s defense, but the story also highlighted the “enormous anxiety” among Democrats on this issue.
The media’s handling of Biden’s health and age concerns demonstrates their double standards, as