Around social media on Friday morning, some of the most buzz-worthy discussions being had revolved around the dueling town hall events between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, which occurred just hours earlier on Thursday night.
The simultaneous events were controversial before they even began, as NBC’s town hall with Donald Trump was scheduled well after ABC’s Biden event, leading many to wonder if the former was doing a great disservice to the electorate of our nation by forcing them to choose between one message or the other.
Then, as the town halls unfolded, Americans were treated to a tale of two medias.
Over at NBC, President was ripped by the event host as a “crazy uncle” who shares wild conspiracy theories online. The ABC/Biden broadcast didn’t even make mention of the biggest story of the week thus far – one that directly involved Biden’s son Hunter.
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos failed to ask former Vice President Joe Biden at a town hall Thursday night about new email evidence that his son, Hunter Biden, arranged a meeting with him for an adviser to the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2015.
As Breitbart News noted Wednesday, the New York Post unveiled emails which the paper reports were obtained from an abandoned laptop containing Hunter Biden’s correspondence with a senior Burisma official.
The burying of the Burisma story by the infotainment industry was fairly apparent.
The mainstream media attempted to ignore the story, and social media companies suppressed or blocked it, provoking complaints about censorship and leading Republicans to announce that they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
That led the Wall Street Journal‘s James Freeman to write earlier Thursday:
Many Trump voters who tune in to ABC tonight will be fully expecting the anchor to invite “undecided voters” to ask the former vice president if he thinks the President is being mean to the Biden family. Mr. Stephanopoulos could also dodge the issue by inviting Mr. Biden to share his opinion of the New York Post.
On the other hand, 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.
Instead, it was NBC who grilled President Trump over a bevy of fringe conspiracy theories and kooks who just so happen to support him.
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