More mainstream media outlets ignore Senate report on Hunter Biden, including CBS, NBC, ABC

by Joel Abbott · Sep 25th, 2020 11:50 am
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Last Updated Sep 25th, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Major media establishments have continued their blackout of Senate Republicans' bombshell report on Hunter Biden's alleged criminal business dealings that include "organized prostitution and/or human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement."

In addition to the partisan spin that outlets such as CNN, Politico, the New York Times, and the Washington Post have put on the story, ABC, CBS, and NBC have made no mention of Hunter Biden or the report on their morning or evening news programs. Outside of Fox News, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has been the only national news host to cover the report, but used it as an opportunity to attack the GOP and push further allegations of collusion between Trump and Russia.

"Senator Johnson doesn`t have anything on Joe Biden or his family, but he did produce an 80-something page report today that turns out is a pretty good index as to what Russian intelligence has been cooking up this year to try to help Trump get reelected," Maddow said. "And this time, they`re doing it with a knowing assist from the elected Republican U.S. senator who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, even after the FBI explicitly warned against it."

PBS mentioned the report in passing.

"Two committees in the GOP-run Senate have issued a report on Hunter Biden's work for a gas company in Ukraine," said PBS host Jenny Woodruff. "It alleges that his involvement posed the appearance of a conflict of interests for his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden. The Biden presidential campaign dismissed it as an obvious effort by Senate Republicans to influence the November election."

Most of these networks dedicated significant coverage to the situation in Louisville regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, as well as the news that the late Sen. John McCain's wife had endorsed Joe Biden.

? This lack of coverage contrasts sharply with the media's detailed coverage of a meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and Russian nationals during the 2016 election.


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