First, these excerpts from James Freeman’s article in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Biden, Corruption and ABC News”:
The Biden influence-peddling racket appears to be much more lucrative than previously reported. The Joe Biden presidential campaign may be changing its story on a Wednesday New York Post report about the family’s Ukrainian enrichment project. And now the Post reports on a new trove of documents suggesting that the Biden family was able to collect big money in China just for arranging meetings.
…tonight also represents an opportunity for ABC to set itself apart from the raft of media companies, new and old, that have dedicated the last 36 hours to suppressing a damning report about their favorite candidate. Regardless of the particulars of the Post reporting, Hunter Biden’s overseas windfalls have been clear for a while. ABC should hold the former vice president to account for the abuse of his office.
Mr. Freeman is exactly right. This was an opportunity for a major news venue to show what, in other times, would be basic journalistic integrity. To ask about a story, published by a major newspaper (The New York Post is one of the most widely read papers in the country) – complete with emails that, if real, fully back it up – that accuses him of being a liar and a political profiteer.
So how did the “town hall”, run by career Democrat operative/former Clinton Chief Of Staff George Stephanopoulos handle this explosive report?
Exactly the way you’d expect: by joining the throng and suppressing it as well.
An hour and a half of questions – most of them softballs that Biden certainly has rehearsed answers to – but not a whiff of anything related to the emails which, if true, show that he not only lied to our faces about his involvement in his son’s influence-peddling deals but joined him in profiting from them.
This election will go down as, almost certainly (I can’t think of another example that’s even close), the single most shameful example of organized media bias in the history of presidential elections.
“Keep ’em ignorant and you own ’em”, raised (or maybe lowered is the more accurate word) to an art form.
Will it work? See me on November 4th.