Joe Biden is the latest celebrity to get a reality show, though ‘Being Biden’ will be seen on the White House’s website and will be geared toward a distinct policy agenda.
WASHINGTON — The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” need not get nervous, but the White House Thursday unveiled its own online reality series — “Being Biden.”
It has no sex, marital infidelity, backstabbing or tacky social climbing. It’s just “Stories from Vice President Joe Biden” that will appear periodically on the White House website.
If the first installment is a hint of things to come, these will not be benign Facebook-like tales, like shots of the kids on vacation. They will have a distinct policy agenda.
On Thursday, visitors to “Being Biden” saw a photo of the vice president serving dinner rolls “during the Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club’s Wild Game Dinner at the Volunteer Fire Hall in Leipsic, Del., March 4, 2013.”
It was accompanied by an audio clip of Biden saying he supports the Second Amendment.
With the feature, the White House is exploiting the phenomenon of Biden, the curious, catalytic mix of blue-collar self-image and gaffes routinely parodied by The Onion.