Why We Pulled the “Dazed and Confused” Joe Biden Post That Went Viral

Joe Biden
Joe Biden leaves his cart after a round of golf at Wilmington CC in Wilmington, DE on April 17, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

On Sunday we posted a story about Joe Biden hitting the links for the first time as POTUS. It was one of thousands of stories on the subject matter. Except our post took a different angle: we reported that Biden appeared “dazed and confused” and was shuffling along.

To anyone who follows politics and has watched Biden over the past couple of years, this so-called scoop wasn’t really news at all.

For instance, less than a month ago, the New York Post led with this as their cover after the media swooned over his first presser:

The March 26, 2021 cover of the NY Post depicts Biden as dazed and confused. (Screengrab)

Now if the source had said, ‘Biden was cogent and could recite the declaration of independence,’ then we’d have to dig in and examine.

Anyhow…

The story went viral and was picked up by all kinds of news aggregators and partisan forums, on both sides of the political aisle. Long story short: it used up a ton of our server’s resources, leaving little CPU room for tasks and jobs that were far more important.

In the end, after weighing the pros and cons of keeping the content, we decided to pull it for the time being (we will republish soon for posterity) as much of the traffic was undesirable (i.e. high bounce rate), and there was no real value in terms of news or analysis.

So, Biden was dazed and confused? What else is new!

We did learn, however, that there is a huge appetite for golf (and/or sports) content that is not framed from the predictable leftwing viewpoint. So we will continue to offer social commentary and opinions that go against the woke mob, but this one was, at this time, not worth the aggravation.

Pro Golf Weekly Editors

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