Biden Campaign Loses It, Goes After The NYT For Publishing op-ed About Biden's Corruption
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is clearly not happy that the media is doing their job for once and holding someone other than a Republican accountable for their actions.
On Wednesday, the Biden campaign delivered a letter to The New York Times, hammering them for covering the ongoing Biden-Ukraine corruption scandal. His campaign also delivered letters to the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter for allowing ads that highlight his corrupt dealings involving Ukraine.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
In the letter to the Times essentially trying to bully the newspaper into only publishing favorable coverage on the powerful Democrat, the Biden campaign complains that President Donald Trump is the real threat to a free press.
The two-page letter is addressed to Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, and is penned by Biden’s deputy campaign manager and communications director, Kate Bedingfield.
According to Bedingfield, the Times has done “little” internalizing of “the sobering lessons of 2016.” In other words, the Times did not do enough to stop Trump from being elected in 2016, and the Times is similarly failing to stop him in the upcoming 2020 election.
Bedingfield’s letter highlights the Times running an op-ed critical of Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukraine while his father was serving as vice president. The op-ed was written by Peter Schweizer, whom Bedingfield smeared in the letter as a “discredited right-wing polemicist.”
Biden has been in the hot seat regarding his Ukrainian connections considering the former Vice President's son took a position at Ukraine's largest private gas company where he earned $50,000 a month for doing practically nothing. During this same time, Biden was making frequent trips to Ukraine which raises a potential conflict of interest.
Bedingfield also accused the Times of spreading right-wing propaganda. “What was especially troubling about the Times’ active participation in this smear campaign is that prior to its reporting on the subject by Ken Vogel, this conspiracy had been relegated to the likes of Breitbart, Russian propaganda, and another conspiracy theorist, regular Hannity guest John Solomon,” the letter reads.
The letter went as far as saying that President Trump was the real threat to the free press which is extremely ironic considering the whole point of the letter was to limit what the New York Times reported on:
“Like so many media organizations today, the Times is confronted with unprecedented challenges and judgment calls as it navigates a high-volume, competitive news environment that is heavily disrupted by increased trafficking in misinformation online and complicated by the repulsive attacks on the free press by a commander-in-chief who is hostile to the truth itself.”
The Times has since responded and have made it clear that they will not submit to the demands of Joe Biden.
“Our coverage of the Biden campaign and Hunter Biden has been fair and accurate,” a spokesperson said. “[The Times] will continue to cover Joe Biden with the same tough and fair standards we apply to every candidate in the race and we’re happy to sit down with Biden advisers anytime to discuss news coverage.”
The letters sent to Facebook and Twitter were about “imploring the companies not to run an ad that spread the debunked theory about Biden and Ukraine.”
The theories have not been debunked considering Biden is the one who confirmed them when he admitted on camera that he pressured Ukraine to fire the top prosecutor looking into his son.
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