"When the stock market crashed [in 1929], Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed, he said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
- Joe Biden to Katie Couric in an interview this week.
I know this was probably just a brain-fart. He meant to say "radio," no doubt. But if Bush, McCain, or Palin had made the gaffe, it would have been on every late night show, and the theme of front-page articles in dozens of major newspapers. They would have been labeled "stupid," "old," or "ignorant." Biden, however, just said "television" when he meant to say "radio."