Talk about faux pas!

Keeping a promise.

Watch Joe Biden, here (video, once again, from the Daily Show, hosted by Jon Stewart):

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=186018&title=joe-versus-the-volcano

(But then, of course, Jon goes hunting again, against the other side… but that’s besides the point. Watch Joe Biden, for now.)

Update: Read this post about this same topic. As this post mentions, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in fact President when the markets crashed in 1933. So Joe Biden wasn’t wrong on that one. I find it hard to believe, though, that TV was a major news medium in 1933, when TVs were in fact commercially available “since the late 1930s”.

Oh, and Beretta does make shotguns, too. So Joe wasn’t wrong there either.

What was Jon Stewart thinking?

(And perhaps I should start using Wikipedia[1,2 – refer linked blog post] more often, too.)

Update on the Update: President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first President to appear on Television – in 1939. The same PBS webpage says:

… it would be more than a decade before the new medium became popular.

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3 thoughts on “Talk about faux pas!

  1. Pingback: Fun on the Election Campaign « Globe Trekker

  2. Thanks for linking to my blog! But I have to cut in a bit here…

    “And FDR wasn’t president during the stock market crash of 1929, as he came into office in 1933 in the wake of the Great Depression. ”

    So he was NOT President during the crash on ’29, but he became President in the wake of it (I guess my sentence is a bit messy in the context of the paragraph). So Jon is technically right on that point, but Biden’s confusion, I thought, was pretty legitimate considering how closely affiliated FDR has become to the post-crash clean up.

    Just wanted to straighten things out so you didn’t pull a ‘Jon’ 😀

    … and the cow goes moo

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