NewsBusters Podcast: Chuck Todd and NBC Decry 'Ugly, Tacky' Pouncing on Hunter Biden

July 10th, 2023 10:21 PM

"News" anchors like Chuck Todd still hate any investigative stories on Hunter Biden. They wish the whole subject were off limits. It's all "Republicans pounce" and no "media hold accountable." Todd denounced the subject as "really kinda ugly," and his NBC colleague Garrett Haake called it a "tacky play."

"I think we all understand the personal challenge and concern and all of these things that the President has here, but his political foes see this and they're trying to exploit," Todd lamented. "There’s no doubt, every day DeSantis or Trump tries to use Hunter to beat up Biden." 

Haake agreed: "I don’t think anybody envies the position that the President and his family are in on this issue. Because his family and Hunter specifically have become his primary political liability in a lot of ways." Investigating the Bidens is an invasion of privacy, but investigating the Trumps is the highest honor a journalist can seek.

NewsBusters analyst Kevin Tober joins the show to discuss this and other Sunday-show happenings, like CNN host Fareed Zakaria oozing over President Biden that "a lot of people" think he's a great president. A lot of people at CNN, perhaps.

NBC also touted how the United Nations think the southern states of the U.S. will be uninhabitable by 2070. It doesn't matter whether they have a record of accurate predictions (They don't.) All that matters is building a sense of doom about climate change in the hottest weeks of the year.

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.