CNN, Louisville, and Hunter Biden Probe
I was looking at Twitter yesterday and I saw some post, I don’t remember who it was or I would mention it here, regarding coverage of the US Senate probe into Hunter Biden. The post claimed that neither CNN nor MSNBC had mentioned the probe on their cable channels and that Fox News had only mentioned it 4 times. Apparently, the major networks had deemed it a political witch hunt, much like that of the Russian collusion probe. Although, I do not think I would have the time to go back and record the number of mentions the Russian Collusion probe had on those channels, or the fact that spying on a presidential campaign, or an impeachment hearing was held on a sitting president regarding this political witch hunt.
I would hope that this Hunter Biden probe is not being “covered up,” that would require a conspiracy and God forbid a theory to go with any accusations. So, around 2PM on September 24th, I did something I normally would never do and went to CNN.com. I assumed that there would be some mention of the probe, at least to assure voters that it was indeed a political witch hunt and of no concern to the average voter. Instead, I found the following.
On a day where “wild” accusations were made about the integrity of the Democratic nominee for the presidency, I found no mention of the Hunter Biden probe. At the top of the page of a news site, we see articles on “Trump’s Election Threat is actually worse than it appears.” Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large:
(CNN)For months now, President Donald Trump has sought to raise questions in his supporters’ minds about the accuracy of the 2020 election results, suggesting with zero evidence that there was some sort of effort to steal the election because of the likelihood of increased mail-in balloting due to coronavirus fears this November. On Wednesday night, he threw all subtlety out the window — refusing to say he would accept a peaceful transition of power “win, lose or draw” this fall. Because of course he did. While Trump’s inability to say he would accept the elections results is bad — like, really bad — his full quote in response to the peaceful transition of power question is actually more damning, and telling, about the man who currently leads the country.
Under the heading of “Threatening Transfer of Power” there are numerous opinion pieces on how President Trump, referred to as Trump, “is talking about contingency plans to bypass the vote in each state,” “Trump just told us our democracy (sic) is at risk from him,” and about “nightmare election scenarios.” Now certainly threats to our democracy aren’t real because we don’t have one here in our fine republic, but everyone can make a mistake. Another problem is the top section of the CNN web page makes no mention of the Hunter Biden Senate probe, let alone a nice southing piece about how these partisan senators wasted taxpayer time and resources on a political witch hunt.
There is a column of articles about the “politicizing of the Pandemic,” and a column of articles on “Tech Enables Bad Info,” but nothing on Hunter Biden. Surely the next section of articles on the web page must assure us that this witch hunt is of no consequence, or at least mention the existence of that same witch hunt?
The “News and Buzz” section, certainly fraudulent probes accusing the former VP, and current Democratic presidential nominee’s son of influence peddling and making payments to known human traffickers would certainly fall under thi
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