10/07/2019 (Mon) 17:02:22
MSNBC: Biden ‘Furious’ With ‘Media Even Covering’ Corruption Allegations
By Kyle Drennen | October 5, 2019 3:35 PM EDThttps://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2019/10/05/msnbc-biden-furious-media-even-covering-corruption-allegationshttps://web.archive.org/web/20191007165858/https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2019/10/05/msnbc-biden-furious-media-even-covering-corruption-allegations
During her 10:00 a.m. ET hour show on Friday, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson informed viewers that the Joe Biden’s presidential campaign was “furious” that the “media is even covering” any allegations of corruption against his son Hunter. Later in the day, fellow anchor Andrea Mitchell touted a reporter sympathizing with Biden about the “brutal” campaign.
After noting that “the President is clearly going after Joe Biden” with an ad campaign highlighting Hunter Biden’s suspicious business dealings in Ukraine, Jackson proclaimed: “I know that the Biden campaign is furious with the fact that the media is even covering what the President is saying about Joe Biden at all.” Turning to correspondent Mike Memoli, she wondered: “How are they planning to fight back on all of this?”
Memoli delivered talking points:
Well, Hallie, you put your finger on it, which is that we’ve seen the Biden campaign itself has been working overdrive since these allegations first started surfacing about what the President and his allies think the Vice President did in Ukraine. They’ve been very forceful behind the scenes, especially in rebutting those allegations, but also making a political case that what we’re seeing here is an effort by the President essentially to pick his opponent. And that they think this is about a president who fears Joe Biden.