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The Associated Press's main web site returns nothing relevant in a search on Biden's last name. I found a brief AP item (i.e., considered a local story) at Cincinnati TV station WKRC's web site which does not mention the comment.
At the New York Times, a search on his last name indicates that there was no mention of Biden's comment anywhere -- and only a brief "Early Word" squib this morning about his appearance.
At the Washington Post, a search on "Biden barbarians" (not in quotes) indicates that there's no news story, but there is a Q&A with columnist Eugene Robinson where a participants asks whether Hoffa's or Biden's comment is worse. As to Biden, Robinson writes: "As for Biden't (sic) "barbarians" reference, well, I don't think he'd get too offended if you called him a barbarian right back." Sure, Eugene.
At the LA Times, a search on "Biden barbarians" (not in quotes) comes up empty.
More generally, a September 5-6 Google News search on "Biden barbarians" (not in quotes, sorted by date) returns 12 items. None are establishment press outlets.
Broadening as far as possible, a September 5-6 Google web search on "Biden barbarians" (not in quotes, with all similar items) returns 530 items (it says over 76,000, but the list ends at 530), which is a relative drop in the bucket. The vast majority are blogs, forums, bulletin boards, and New Media outlets. Exceptions include the Politico, the Nation (post title by John Nichols: "A Top Democrat Actually Gets It: Biden Makes a Stand With Labor"), The Hill, the Columbus Dispatch, and Cincinnati public radio station WVXU.
Biden's comment did get mentioned by UPI.com in the final paragraph of a story primarily about Hoffa ("Tea Party wants apology for Hoffa's SOB comment"): "Tea Party activists also expressed displeasure for Vice President Joe Biden, who told a Labor Day rally in Cincinnati that they were 'the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.'"
As to local TV stations, WKRC didn't mention the comment in its five-paragraph web story (though the second commenter at the story did) or its TV report. WCPO's coverage didn't either, but its story did one service, noting that the Vice President spoke to "about 1,000 union members." WCPO said that total attendance at the day's festivities was expected to be "up to 20,000." Though it did post Biden's entire speech, WLWT's story, which noted "up to 15,000" event attendees, didn't bring up the comment. MyFox19.com's coverage mentioned that Biden "tried to life the spirits of hundreds of Ohioans in his speech," and didn't mention the "barbarians" comment.