Do not be shocked, however the Senate report on Hunter Biden’s sleazy actions overseas wasn’t lined on the community night information or morning information exhibits of ABC, CBS, and NBC within the final 24 hours.
The PBS NewsHour managed to supply an anodyne 59 phrases:
JUDY WOODRUFF: Two committees within the GOP-run Senate have issued a report on Hunter Biden’s work for a gasoline firm in Ukraine. It alleges that his involvement posed the looks of a battle of pursuits for his father, then Vice President Joe Biden. The Biden presidential marketing campaign dismissed it as an apparent effort by Senate Republicans to affect the November election.
Alternatively, Woodruff ended her present with an eight-minute tribute to Ruth Ginsburg, “cultural icon.” When it ended, she added: “And you have to love each little bit of it.”
No. You do not.
Nexis could not discover a Hunter Biden point out so removed from the Russophobes at CNN. Truly, they dismissed the Senate report upfront the night time earlier than on The Scenario Room and Anderson Cooper 360.
Newspapers lined it. Probably the most head-slapping headline got here in The New York Occasions, on web page A-15: “Republicans’ Inquiry Finds No Wrongdoing By Biden in Ukraine.”
This was echoed on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, with native hack Craig Gilbert dismissing Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson: “Johnson report on Hunter Biden presents no proof of wrongdoing.”
The Washington Occasions additionally aimed at a head-slapper, on purpose:
Adam Schiff says of GOP report on Hunter Biden: ‘The Kremlin should be very happy’
Let’s interrupt the headlines to notice Rachel Maddow briefly talked about the report on MSNBC, very aggressively offering the Schiff spin:
MADDOW: Senator Johnson doesn`t have something on Joe Biden or his household, however he did produce an 80-something web page report at this time that seems is a fairly good index as to what Russian intelligence has been cooking up this 12 months to attempt to assist Trump get reelected. And this time, they`re doing it with a realizing help from the elected Republican U.S. senator who chairs the Homeland Safety Committee, even after the FBI explicitly warned in opposition to it.
Maddow producer Steve Benen additionally whacked away on-line at NBCNews.com: “Ron Johnson’s anti-Biden memo lands with an embarrassing thud.”
Again to the papers:
The Washington Put up, on A-3: “GOP senators launch report on Biden’s son.”
The Wall Road Journal, on A-4: “GOP Probe Says Hunter Biden’s Work Raised Concern.”
Politico’s headline screamed “do not look” — “GOP senators’ anti-Biden report repackages outdated claims.” In all probability not their headline when the Mueller Report got here out.
So did Joe Biden face an avalanche of Hunter questions on the path on Wednesday? Not one! Miranda Devine did an excellent job of rounding up the softballs for the New York Put up:
At 10 a.m. on the Wilmington airport in Delaware, Biden answered three questions: how he was getting ready for subsequent week’s debate; whether or not US relations with China can be a “zero-sum recreation” if he’s elected; and was he “nonetheless vetting potential Supreme Courtroom nominees?”
On the tarmac in Charlotte, NC, he was requested, “What offers you the sense which you could win?”
Severely. Speak about softballs.
There have been extra questions at about 1:30 p.m., after he delivered a teleprompter speech:
- What would he prefer to see for Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities?
- What’s he going do in regards to the minimal wage?
- What are his plans for “academic fairness”?
- Will small companies get COVID aid?
- How do you reimagine the Justice Division and its Civil Rights division after 4 years of Trump?
Lastly, at Charlotte on the best way dwelling at about 6:30 p.m., Biden fielded extra questions, in regards to the Breonna Taylor ruling, Iran and what he considered Supreme Court contender Amy Coney Barrett.
Nothing all day on Hunter Biden.
Hunter obtained a $3.5 million wire switch in 2014 from Elena Baturina, the spouse of the previous mayor of Moscow, and a billionaire pal of Vladimir Putin. Now that’s actual Russian collusion.
Given the gravity of the allegations, you’ll assume that the media pack following Joe Biden would have requested him a query yesterday in regards to the report.