ABC, NBC Edit Out Biden Telling Press How to Cover Trump 'Whistleblower' Story


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Despite that there were still few facts known and a whole lot of speculation about the allegations made by the anonymous and so-called “Trump whistleblower,” ABC and NBC were more than will to throw their weight behind the effort. Their Sunday coverage seemed to come at the behest of former Vice President Joe Biden, who on Saturday yelled at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and demanded the press “ask the right question” about President Trump.

Biden’s demand came during a media scrum at the Iowa Steak Fry after Doocy asked the former VP about allegations Trump had made about his son, Hunter Biden, and his business dealings with Ukraine. The soundbite was shared by Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield on Twitter (click “expand”):

Here’s what I know. Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question: “why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader?” If that’s what happened. That’s appears what happened. You should be looking at Trump. Trump’s doing this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum. And he's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to do something to smear me. Everybody looked at this, and everybody whose looked at this has said there’s nothing there. Ask the right question!”

During their Sunday morning broadcasts, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today shared Biden’s strong words against the President and asked what the VP would probably consider as the right questions. Except, they edited out his instructions to the press.


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