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Title: Biden Fails to Salute Marines at Door, Tells Them Something Instead
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/bide ... b2cbe92bd134c5466af5bccb4a232d
Published: Jan 23, 2021
Author: C. Douglas Golden
Post Date: 2021-01-23 16:26:50 by BTP Holdings
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Biden Fails to Salute Marines at Door, Tells Them Something Instead

By C. Douglas Golden

Published January 23, 2021 at 8:17am

Remember “Yanny or Laurel?”

In 2018, a short viral video began making the rounds. A word is repeated over and over again. You’re asked whether it sounds more like “Yanny” or “Laurel.”

The correct answer is that it’s actually “Laurel,” according to NBC News. Realistically, however, there are any number of reasons you could have heard one of the two words.

Younger people tended to year “Yanny” while older people tended to hear “Laurel,” due to how hearing changes as you age. There’s also what you heard it on — earphones, a laptop speaker, computer speakers. There’s even context; the word is so indistinct that, if you weren’t told those were the other two options, you might have heard “Yourel” or “Lanny.” It was, in a sense, confirmation bias involving the two choices you were given.

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Thankfully, fact-checkers didn’t need to wade into the matter and tell us all that it was “Laurel.” Presumably, you could say that’s because they didn’t have a vested interest in it or because liberals were circulating theories online that the whole thing was some kind of Russian mind-control experiment. (It didn’t work; despite how widely the video was shared, the Democrats won the 2018 midterms.)

That’s different in 2021, because our “Yanny or Laurel” involves the new president of the United States and whether he bumbled part of the Inauguration Day ceremonies, as is his wont.

As Biden entered the Capitol on Wednesday, two Marines kept the doors open for him. He didn’t salute them — which isn’t required of a president, it’s worth pointing out. (Biden also had not yet been sworn into office at the time.)

It’s not to question Biden’s respect for the military, either, given that one of his sons, Beau, was a veteran of the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His other son, Hunter, um, also served. Briefly.

The lack of a salute, even if it’s a courtesy, was going to rankle some, however — particularly given the rather large deployment of troops around the nation’s capital for the inauguration and the concomitant controversy surrounding its size.

What people were talking about was what Biden said (or might have said) to the Marines as he passed.

This is what some social media users heard:

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Marines do not salute in a war zone.

Ada  posted on  2021-01-23   16:30:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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