Media Politics

Major Networks Follow Facebook, Twitter Lead Ignoring Hunter Biden Scandal

Major broadcast networks, as well as CNN and MSNBC, follow social media giants Twitter and Facebook’s lead in largely ignoring the New York Post story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

The fact the media networks ignored a potentially explosive story about the Biden family’s corruption shows social media didn’t even need to suppress the story to prevent people from seeing it. As NewsBusters reported, in the two days after the Post story was published, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC collectively devoted a total of 9 minutes and 47 seconds to the scandal, which amounts to less than 0.2% of their airtime. ABC and CNN didn’t mention the story at all. NBC spent 45 seconds on the story, which was about emails from Hunter Biden allegedly showing his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, met with a top executive at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where Hunter inexplicably worked. Read more…

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