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MSNBC: Hunter Verdict Proves Biden Is 'Embodiment Of The Rule Of Law'

June 11th, 2024 1:47 PM

When the news came down on Tuesday that Hunter Biden had been found guilty of the gun-related charges against him, the cast of Jose Diaz-Balart Reports only did what comes naturally to MSNBC: hype his father as the “embodiment of the rule of law” and promote his re-election campaign.

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Mika Gets Choked Up Defending Hunter Against Mean Republicans

June 10th, 2024 10:40 AM

"There is an old trial lawyers’ saying 'When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When neither is on you side, pound the table.'”  -- Patrick Buchanan, 1975. When it came to making the case for Hunter Biden, Mika Brzezinski has managed to devise an alternative to pounding the table when the facts and the law are against you. On today's…

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PBS Pans 'Creepy' Hunter Trial That 'Has Nothing To Do With' Policy

June 8th, 2024 9:50 AM

When Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks recapped former President Donald Trump’s conviction on PBS NewsHour one week ago, they hailed it as a victory for the rule of law and warned that anyone who dissented was simply being political and a grave threat to institutions. When it came to discussing…

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MSNBC: Only 'Low-Information Voters' Affected If Hunter Convicted

June 7th, 2024 5:24 PM

On MSNBC's Way Too Early, political analyst Molly Jong-Fast says that only "low-information voters" would let a conviction of Hunter Biden on gun charges impact their vote. She also claims that the evidence that Hunter lied on his application for a gun license in denying being a drug user is "convoluted," despite the fact that there is overwhelming evidence based on his…

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ABC, CBS, NBC Bemoan ‘Heartbreaking’, ‘Painful’ Hunter Biden Trial

June 7th, 2024 1:46 PM

Aside from a zero Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the “Big Three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC have had segments on every newscast this week about Hunter Biden’s gun trial, but like we’ve seen, the flavor skewed heavily toward seeking sympathy for the First Son as he’s had to endure “dramatic”, “heartbreaking”, and “painful” details about his life being made public.

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CNN Argues Hunter Biden’s Addiction Is the Best Defense in Gun Case

June 6th, 2024 9:04 PM

On Wednesday, The Lead with Jake Tapper tried to argue that Hunter Biden held no liability for lying on his federal Firearm Transaction Record form because of how far “gone” on drugs he allegedly was when he bought his gun in 2018.

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On Hunter's Trial, POLITICO Tiptoes Around Its 2020 Laptop-aganda

June 6th, 2024 5:12 PM

This blog post criticizes Politico for denying its role in promoting the discredited theory that the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was Russian misinformation during the 2020 election. The post suggests that in recent coverage of the Hunter Biden trial, Politico attempted to distance itself from its previous stance, which it claims contributed to social media suppression of the scandal. The blog…

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Hunter Biden Trial: ABC’s ‘GMA’ Says Goodbye, NBC Admits He’s Toast

June 6th, 2024 3:29 PM

ABC’s Good Morning America bid farewell Thursday to the first Hunter Biden trial (at least for now) with zero mentions during their news show ahead of what would be a critical day of testimony for the prosecution by Hunter’s former love/late brother Beau’s widow Hallie Biden. CBS Mornings and NBC’s Today, in contrast, still had full stories with the latter even conceding Biden’s only hope to…

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ABC, CBS OMIT Biden Family Criminal Referrals By House Committees

June 6th, 2024 1:03 AM

The networks appear to have filled their allotted Biden family scandal with continued coverage of the Hunter Biden federal trial on gun charges, leaving them with no room for the criminal referral to the Department of Justice filed by several House committees against both Hunter and Uncle Jimmy, for lying to Congress.

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Chris Hayes Sympathizes with ‘Targeted’ Hunter, Downplays Trial

June 5th, 2024 7:42 PM

On Tuesday evening, MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes ranted about Hunter Biden’s trial, deciding that he was the target of a “draconian” prosecution. He also downplayed Biden’s alleged crime and sympathized with his “supportive” family, not even attempting to hide his partisan sentiments and presenting the whole situation as a great injustice.

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Hunter Trial Watch: Nets Hawk ‘Controversial’ Laptop on ‘Painful’ Day

June 5th, 2024 5:30 PM

On Wednesday morning, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued to surprisingly give full segment to the Hunter Biden trial, but this left the overall tally at 37 minutes (37:11) versus the 71 minutes (70:43) at this point in the Trump trial. On the substance, they all casually brought up Hunter Biden’s “controversial” laptop despite years of either denying its existence or brushing it…

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Hunter Biden Trial Roundup: The ‘Laptop From Hell’ WAS ALWAYS REAL

June 4th, 2024 11:55 PM

With today’s coverage of the happenings of the Hunter Biden gun trial comes a major piece of vindication for anyone reporting or attempting to report on the existence (and, subsequently, the contents) of Hunter Biden’s “Laptop From Hell”. The major network newscasts (mostly) reported on the laptop, albeit tangentially and reluctantly.

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Hunter Biden Trial Watch: ABC, NBC Puff ‘Emotional’ Hunter on Day One

June 4th, 2024 2:52 PM

Following nauseatingly soft and sympathetic-seeking coverage on Monday morning and evening about the first Hunter Biden trial, Tuesday morning brought about even more of the same about the “emotional” First Son “getting support from the First Family” who’ve “rush[ed] to his defense”. The coverage disparity grew even more stark with a total of 23 minutes and 30 seconds through three news cycles…

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Late Night Celebrates Trump Verdict With Whiskey, Blu-Rays, And More

June 4th, 2024 11:25 AM

Monday provided many of the late night comedians with their first opportunities to react to former President Trump being found guilty in his New York trial. They invoked everything from advent calendars holding whiskey to Blu-ray recorders to bad Hunter Biden analogies to applaud the verdict and attack Republicans for condemning it.