Same sad example: CBS only picked up one Hunter Biden story, ABC and NBC didn’t notice

On Monday morning, CBS News became the first of the Big Three networks to announce that an “independent forensic examination” of Hunter Biden’s laptop was full of authentic content. They didn’t dwell on how CBS derided this laptop as Fake News before Biden was elected in 2020. Then CBS didn’t air a story on Monday night, Tuesday or Wednesday. It seems single and done.

ABC and NBC were not encouraged to report their version of the CBS story. NBC was determined to produce plenty of stories last weekend at Hunter’s daughter Naomi Biden’s White House wedding, with stories from Kristen Welker on Friday. Nightly News and on Saturday Today.

On Friday, NBC anchor Tom Llamas introduced the latest story: “Finally, it’s the hottest invite in Washington this weekend. President Biden’s granddaughter is about to join the very short list of brides who say they’ve made it to the White House.” Kristen Welker gushed: “Now, a new couple making an even more perfect union at America’s most famous address.”

Monica Alba offered another story on Saturday Nightly News. “History in the nation’s capital today, bridal parties walking down the aisle instead of being divided by political party. For Naomi, President Biden’s first grandchild, who married Peter Neal in a private ceremony on Saturday, Ralph Lauren and 250 guests at the White House wedding, all with a view of the Washington Monument on a chilly fall day. .”

The White House refused to allow the media to attend the nuptials, saying it was “private,” and it later emerged they were welcome. Vogue magazine for pre-wedding photos. NBC didn’t act like it needed any input to give positive publicity.

Let’s look again at the graph compiled by the MRC’s Geoffrey Dickens of how the broadcast networks squeezed the Hunter-laptop story. October 14, 2020 until morning November 21, 2022:

October 14, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.: New York Post Publishes story “Smoking gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad” ABC, CBS, NBC spend 0 seconds on it.

October 15, 2020: CBS and NBC are coming Post He spent a total of 5 minutes and 13 seconds on the laptop story, 3 minutes and 52 seconds of which are arguments against it. ABC = 0 seconds.

October 16, 2020 – October 18, 2020: CBS spends just 5 minutes and 56 seconds on the NBC laptop story, 4 minutes and 43 seconds of which are subpoenas. ABC = 0 seconds.

October 19, 2020: Former US intelligence officials write a letter mocking the veracity of this news Post. NBC spends 3 minutes, 6 seconds on the laptop story, 2 minutes, 37 seconds is irrelevant. CBS, ABC = 0 seconds.

October 21, 2020: CBS and NBC spend just 1 minute and 56 seconds on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 53 seconds of which break the story. ABC = 0 seconds.

October 23, 2020: Nine days later Post went to press, ABC finally got around to the laptop story. Criticism of Donald Trump in the last presidential debate attracts the attention of ABC. CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

October 24, 2020 – April 1, 2021: ABC, CBS, NBC go 160 days without covering the Hunter Biden laptop story.

April 2, 4, 5, 2021: CBS interviews Hunter about his memoir. The total time on the laptop is 2 minutes, 55 seconds, of which 2 minutes, 29 seconds are idle. ABC, NBC = 0 seconds.

April 10, 2021: CBS this morning Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga in brief (26 seconds) brings up the laptop controversy in a story about internet censorship.

April 11, 2021 – March 30, 2022: No mention of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal for more than 11 months on ABC, CBS, NBC evening, morning or Sunday roundtable programs.

June 8, 2021 – Daily Mail It opens texts from Hunter’s laptop that show he “used the n-word repeatedly while talking to his $845-an-hour white lawyer.” ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

September 21, 2021 – After initially discrediting them as “Russian disinformation,” Politico finally accepts the credibility of Hunter’s emails. ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds

March 16, 2022: The New York Times Hunter later confirmed that Biden’s laptop was real and not a sample of Russian disinformation. ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

March 31, 2022: NBC Nightly News reporter Pete Williams spends 22 seconds on the laptop scandal. ABC, CBS = 0 seconds.

May 18, 2022: NBC Nightly News The forty-seven-day silence on the laptop scandal ended with Halle Jackson’s story about how Hunter Biden paid back $2 million in tax debt. Jackson also reported on the story on May 19 Today. ABC, CBS = 0 seconds.

June 14, 2022: The ABCs Good morning America Hunter’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, was interviewed about her memories If we break. Anchor Amy Robach just mentioned the laptop when she came by with a sympathetic question: We saw Hunter’s photos, the ones on his laptop, looked scattered. Was that the husband you sometimes knew?” CBS also interviewed Buhle, but never mentioned the laptop.

June 27, 2022: of London Daily Mail A recording of Joe Biden calling Hunter in December 2018 about a story about Biden’s business dealings has been released. New York Times. Joe Biden said, “I thought the article that was published online was going to be printed in the Times tomorrow, which was good. I think you’re in the clear.” ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

July 20, 2022: CNN’s Jake Tapper and Fox’s Bret Baier each report that Justice Department sources say the Hunter Biden investigation has reached a “critical stage.” Not critical enough for the Big Three. ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

July 26, 2022: CBSs Catherine Herridge (online), Kelly Lacoand Washington Examinerof Jerry Dunleavy reported that FBI whistleblowers told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that he was involved in the Hunter investigation, claiming that the evidence was treated as deliberate disinformation. ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

September 12, 2022: New York The magazine, which rarely misses an opportunity to rake President Trump, has a surprising cover story titled “The Brutal Saga of Hunter Biden’s Laptop – And Why It Still Matters.” ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

October 4, 2022: Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski dropped bombshell after bombshell for a full hour on Fox’s. Tucker Carlson tonight. Bobulinsky’s name has not yet been mentioned in “Big Three” news programs. ABC, CBS, NBC = 0 seconds.

October 6, 2022: The Washington Post Federal agents are believed to have accused the president’s son of tax crimes, as well as lying at gunpoint when he said he did not use illegal drugs. ABC, CBS and NBC have all reported on it.

Then CBS picked it up on November 21st…with a story at 7:30am.