Mainstream media ignore, spin Senate report on Hunter Biden

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 24th, 2020 2:34 pm

Last Updated Sep 26th, 2020 at 12:46 am

Mainstream media outlets have all but ignored the recent Senate report detailing Hunter Biden's international business dealings, blowing it off as a partisan attempt to discredit Joe Biden.

A report released Wednesday by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Finance committees lays out numerous foreign business dealings pursued by Hunter Biden when his father was vice president. The report connects Hunter Biden to politically connected businessmen in China, Russia, and Kazakhstan and raises allegations of dealings with the Chinese Communist Party and Putin allies. The report also reveals that the dealings raised red flags within the U.S. government.

Mainstream media — including CNN, Politico, the New York Times, and the Washington Post — have reported on the findings as a partisan attempt to hurt Joe Biden's presidential prospects.

"Senate Republicans on Wednesday issued a partisan report attacking Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden over his role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but says little about the former vice president beyond the long-known potential conflict of interest issues that arose because of Hunter's position," said CNN's story.

The Times emphasized that the findings did not reflect poorly on the presidential candidate, while the Post said the report failed to "demonstrate" that Hunter Biden's business ventures in Ukraine "change the administration's policy" toward the country.

Outlets also left out the detail that former Secretary of State John Kerry had previously been warned about Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine, which he later denied having knowledge of.

Read more: Senate report: Hunter Biden involved in vast financial network, connected to foreign governments around the world


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