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Slimy CBS Protects Biden from Scrutiny: Hunter Emails Are ‘Russian Disinformation,’ Proper?

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Throughout Norah O’Donnell’s portion of 60 Minutes Sunday night the place she spoke to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the CBS anchor brushed previous Biden’s corruption scandal, solely asking one measly and extremely biased query about it to the Democratic candidate. However as a result of O’Donnell is a revered journalist, she made positive to ask a number of inquiries to his working mate about how “racist” President Trump is.

With Biden, O’Donnell hit all the most important matters, from COVID to taxes to the economic system and at last the Supreme Courtroom, earlier than getting round to that dreaded matter nobody within the media desires to speak about. However take a look at how she arrange the query:

“Within the closing days of the marketing campaign, Joe Biden has been pressured to deal with new and unverified claims that he was concerned in his son Hunter’s overseas enterprise dealings,” she stated off-camera earlier than asking Biden to reject his personal scandal as Russian disinformation:

Do you consider the current leak of fabric allegedly from Hunter’s pc is a part of a Russian disinformation marketing campaign?”

In fact Biden affirmed O’Donnell’s main query his crew might as well have written themselves in her notes. Whereas Russia has turn into a knee-jerk response for the left-wing media, the Director of Nationwide Intelligence John Ratcliffe denied this was the case six days in the past (this interview was recorded the identical day the DNI’s assertion got here out, however CBS didn’t add any updates to their broadcast to replicate this.)

Remarkably, this was the one query in regards to the Hunter Biden laptop computer/emails. Biden’s different huge concern with packing the Supreme Courtroom did not get push again from O’Donnell both. After he informed her he would let a “bipartisan fee” he created determine if he would pack the courts, O’Donnell supplied no criticism, merely saying, “This can be a stay ball?” 

Maybe as a result of she didn’t wish to get yelled at, O’Donnell selected to offer her mild fact-checks of Biden off digicam, seen in these exchanges under (click on broaden):

BIDEN: …. I can ship each single certified individual to a four-year faculty of their state for $150 billion. I can make sure that each single one that qualifies group faculty can go and we nonetheless have some huge cash left over. That is what I imply by important institutional adjustments. 

O’DONNELL [off-camera] The non-partisan Tax Coverage Heart and others have questioned whether or not Joe Biden’s company minimal tax plan would increase as a lot cash as he estimates. After our interview, Mr. Biden’s employees informed us he misspoke and that the price of free public faculty may very well be twice as a lot as he stated. 

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O’DONNELL: The president says that is gonna find yourself sending jobs abroad. 

BIDEN: He is sending them abroad already. Check out what’s occurred. We now have a commerce deficit that is bigger with China than once we had been there. 

O’DONNELL [off camera]: Really, that is determined by the way you calculate it. The general commerce deficit with China was barely decrease in 2019 than it was over the past three years of the Obama administration. 

Sarcastically, O’Donnell pressed Harris greater than she did Biden, in a single trade, which you’ll be able to learn within the transcript on the backside. In a telling second, Harris couldn’t even reply a query about her personal tremendous liberal voting report with out hysterically guffawing and dodging the questions. In what got here throughout as one other occasion of CBS attempting to do the Democrat ticket a favor, O’Donnell virtually begged Harris to disclaim she was radically left-wing. “I wish to give you a chance to deal with this,” she stated, pleading with Harris to “button it up” and take the subject significantly.

However there have been softballs too. As talked about above, O’Donnell teed up the senator to name the president a racist:

O’DONNELL: On the marketing campaign path, President Trump has attacked you regularly. He is referred to as you a monster. He is stated you are nasty and it could be an insult to our nation for those who turned the primary feminine president. Do you see this as simply the tough and tumble of politics, or do you view these assaults towards you as racist? 

(…)

O’DONNELL: Do you suppose the president is racist? 

CBS defending Democrats from scandals and going through as much as their very own information nearly every week earlier than election day was sponsored by Xfinity, and Progressive Insurance coverage, whom you’ll be able to contact on the Conservatives combat back-links offered.

Learn the related transcript parts under:

CBS’s 60 Minutes

10/25/2020

NORAH O’DONNELL: Within the closing days of the marketing campaign, Joe Biden has been pressured to deal with new and unverified claims that he was concerned in his son hunter’s overseas enterprise dealings. The president’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says he got here into possession of emails allegedly belonging to hunter Biden and turned them over to the tabloid New York Submit.

TRUMP: Smoking gun emails. 

O’DONNELL:  Mr. Trump and his allies have referred to as for an investigation, however the F.B.I. would neither verify nor deny to 60 Minutes that one was happening. Do you consider the current leak of fabric allegedly from Hunter’s pc is a part of a Russian disinformation marketing campaign? 

JOE BIDEN: From what I’ve learn and know the intelligence group warned the president that Giuliani was being fed disinformation from the Russians. And we additionally know that Putin is attempting very exhausting to unfold disinformation about Joe Biden. And so while you put the mixture of Russia, Giuliani, the president, collectively, it is simply what it’s. It is a smear marketing campaign as a result of he has nothing he desires to speak about. What’s he working on? What’s he working on?

 

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O’DONNELL;: From the second Joe Biden chosen her as his running-mate, Senator Harris has turn into certainly one of President Trump’s favourite targets.  

[Trump clip]

O’DONNELL  On the marketing campaign path, President Trump has attacked you regularly. He is referred to as you a monster. He is stated you are nasty and it could be an insult to our nation for those who turned the primary feminine president. Do you see this as simply the tough and tumble of politics, or do you view these assaults towards you as racist? 

(…)

O’DONNELL: Do you suppose the president is racist? 

(…)

O’DONNELL[off-camera]:: President Trump has stated he denounces racism and white supremacy. 

….

O’DONNELL to HARRIS: You are very totally different within the insurance policies that you have supported up to now. You are thought of essentially the most liberal United States senator.  

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: I– anyone stated that and it truly was Mike Pence on the talk stage. (Snigger) However– 

O’DONNELL: Yeah. Nicely, truly, the nonpartisan GovTrack has rated you as essentially the most liberal senator. You supported the Inexperienced New Deal, you supported Medicare for All. You have supported legalizing marijuana. Joe Biden would not assist these issues. So are you gonna carry the insurance policies, these progressive insurance policies that you simply supported as senator, right into a Biden administration? 

HARRIS: What I’ll do, and I promise you this, and that is what Joe desires me to do, this was a part of our deal, I’ll all the time share with him my lived expertise because it pertains to any concern that we confront. And I promised Joe that I’ll give him that perspective and all the time be sincere with him. 

 O’DONNELL: And is {that a} socialist or Progressive perspective? 

HARRIS: (Laughing) No. No. It’s the perspective of– of a lady who grew up [voice breaking]– a black youngster in America, who was additionally a prosecutor, who additionally has a mom who arrived right here on the age of 19 from India. Who additionally, you recognize, likes hip hop. (Laughing) Like, what do you wish to know? (Laughing) 

O’DONNELL: Nicely, I wish to give you– I wish to provide the alternative to deal with this as a result of, on the Republican Nationwide Conference, President Trump made the case that Joe Biden is gonna be nothing greater than a Malicious program for socialist insurance policies, for the left wing of the Democratic social gathering. Are you going to push these insurance policies while you’re vp of– 

HARRIS: I’m not– 

O’DONNELL: –Of the USA? 

HARRIS: –Gonna be confined to Donald Trump’s definition of who I or anyone else is. And I feel America has discovered that that might be a mistake. 

O’DONNELL: So just– simply to button that up, as a result of you could have fought for Medicare For All. That is not one thing that Joe Biden helps. In the event you turn into vp, would you say to a president Biden, “You already know what? Let’s– we should always actually be pushing for Medicare for All, not a public choice. That is simply not gonna do it. That is not my worth”? 

HARRIS: I’d not have joined the ticket if I did not assist what Joe was proposing. And so our plan contains increasing on every little thing that Joe along with President Obama created with the Inexpensive Care Act. In contrast, you could have Donald Trump, who’s in court docket proper now attempting to do away with a coverage that introduced well being care to over 20 million individuals, together with defending individuals with preexisting circumstances. And he is doing it in the midst of a pandemic that has killed over 215,000 People. 

 

 

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