As the House Republicans prepare for their first oversight hearing on Joe Biden and his dissolute lobbyist son Hunter, it’s time again to report on how the morning and evening shows are performing on ABC, CBS, and NBC — or, more accurately, how they’re not performing. Even as Hunter’s lawyers prepare an aggressive “Full Carville” strategy of rhetorical war on the Republicans, pro-Biden journalists have been laying low.
MRC Director of Media Analysis Geoff Dickens joins the show and we discuss how the network “news” shows are still energetically avoiding scandalous new developments in the Joe-and-Hunter story. It’s one thing to skip the sordid stories of Hunter sexually harassing his female staffers, or fighting efforts to having his illegitimate daughter’s claims to be a Biden. It’s another to skip the stories that House Republicans will explore in terms of how Joe Biden helped Hunter Biden strike lucrative deals in Ukraine, China, and everywhere in between.
Freshman Republican Congressman (and serial liar) George Santos is vastly preferred as a scandal figure that’s fun to hammer and expose. He’s like a mini-Trump as a media magnet.
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