Amen and Amen!! The Bidens are corrupt trash and Hunter is especially corrupt and trashy. Wonder how Beau's wife feels now! LOL!

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When Joe Biden was asked during a recent news conference whether he had a conflict of interest leading Ukraine policy while his son was working for a Ukrainian oligarch, he said, "I'm not going to respond to that" and told reporters to focus on President Trump. If he's allowed to get away with that at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, it will be a travesty.

The debate moderators -- CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett and New York Times national editor Marc Lacey -- have a responsibility to press Biden to address his conflicts. Worryingly, Burnett recently said "There is no evidence of Joe Biden doing anything wrong" and that "what we need to talk about right now is what did the president ... do or not do." That's exactly what Biden is hoping for Tuesday night.

 
 Here are eight questions Biden should be required to answer during the course of the debate.
 
 
1. Your son Hunter took a position with a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, just before you visited Kiev and urged Ukraine to increase its natural gas production. He was paid as much as $50,000 a month despite having no experience in Ukraine or the natural gas industry. Why do you think Burisma hired your son and paid him such massive sums?
 
 
2. You say that you pressured Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor because it was universally believed that he was not investigating corruption. Let's accept that. The Code of Federal Regulations states that when a federal official takes action that will affect "a relative with whom the employee has a close personal relationship" and "the circumstances would cause a reasonable person with knowledge of the relevant facts to question his impartiality in the matter, the employee should not participate in the matter." Even if the prosecutor deserved to be fired, you clearly had a conflict of interest because a reasonable person could question your impartiality. Why was it appropriate for you to be the one to deliver the ultimatum?
 
 
3. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's stepson, Chris Heinz, was your son's business partner and warned him and Devon Archer not to get involved with Burisma. Why couldn't Kerry, who had no conflict, take the lead on Ukraine?
 
 

4. You recently said that you have "never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings." But your son told the New Yorker that you did. Why did you say you never discussed it with him when you had? And why would you say to him "I hope you know what you are doing" if he was doing nothing wrong?

5. The same New Yorker story reports that in December 2015, "Amos Hochstein, the Obama administration's special envoy for energy policy, raised the matter [of Hunter's relationship with Burisma] with Biden." Hochstein may be called to testify under oath in the Senate about that conversation. What did he say to you?

6. In December 2013, your son flew with you to Beijing aboard Air Force Two. Less than two weeks later, his firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, closed a deal to open a fund whose largest shareholder was the Bank of China. Would you have a problem if Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Beijing on Air Force One and then a few weeks later struck a major new commercial deal with the Chinese government? If so, why was it not a problem for your son Hunter to do this?

7.  Your son announced this week that if you are elected, he will not work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies and will comply with all regulations "to address purported conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such conflicts." If his foreign work would be a conflict if you were president, why was it not a conflict when you were vice president?

 

8. Many Americans are deeply concerned about Trump's attacks on the news media. But in recent weeks, your campaign has written to the major television networks to "demand" that they not invite the president's personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to appear on their programs, and has accused The New York Times of "active participation in [a] smear campaign" against you for publishing an opinion piece that criticized you. Why is this appropriate? And as president will you use the power of your office to coerce news organizations to silence those critical of your administration?

 

Biden is trying to intimidate the media into not asking tough questions about his conflicts of interest in Ukraine and China. Will CNN and The New York Times give in to his demands? We'll find out Tuesday night.

"Verbal Lynching is the political tool used today by dems to silence debate on critical issues."

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RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

 
  • Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country:USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Channel, also known as Fox News, (FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. FNC is available in 90 million homes and it operates the Fox Business Network and Fox News Radio. Fox also owns the National Geographic Channel, both the U.S. and international versions. Fox News Channel is headquartered in New York, NY.

FNC was created by Australian born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former Republican political consultant Roger Ailes is the founding CEO. Roger Ailes was forced to resign in 2016 amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Jay Wallace was promoted to president of the network and Suzanne Scott has been named CEO of FNC as of May 2018. She will report to Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan Murdoch. Lachlan Murdoch, is the executive chairman and co-chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). On May 7, 2018, Comcast announced a potential bid, making a $65 billion cash offer challenging Disney’s offer for Fox.

As of October 2018, Fox News has added to their terms of use that they are an entertainment company: “Company furnishes the Company Sites and the Company Services for your personal enjoyment and entertainment.”

Funded by / Ownership

The company is owned by Rupert Murdoch who is a board member of News Corp 21st Century Fox. James Murdoch (son) is chief executive of 21st Century Fox and recently left in May 2018 according to Reuters. Lachlan (the other son of Murdoch) and Rupert Murdoch will serve as co-chairmens of the new Fox. Revenue analysis can be found at Investopedia and income reports here.  

Analysis / Bias

According to a Pew Research Center survey “Fox News was the main source for 40% of Trump voters” during the 2016 election. Further, another Pew Survey indicates “When it comes to choosing a media source for political news, conservatives orient strongly around Fox News. Nearly half of consistent conservatives (47%) name it as their main source for government and political news.”  

Fox News typically looks at the issues from a conservative perspective and also has a number of on air personalities that are strong supporters of Trump, such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Tomi Lahren. FNC typically skews conservative as there is less criticism of Trump, therefore the majority of stories are pro-Trump.

In review, FNC publishes stories with emotionally loaded headlines such as “’They Wanted It to Blow Up’: Limbaugh Says Success of Trump-Kim Summit Caught Media Off Guard” and “Tucker: 2016 Russia Collusion ‘Witch Hunt’ Now Extends to Jill Stein.” When it comes to sourcing they typically utilize pro-Trump pundits such as Rush Limbaugh who has a very poor record with fact checkers, as well as credible sources such as the Wall Street Journal. Fox News is also known to publish right wing conspiracy theories, although after being sued they retracted the story. FNC has also been deemed the least accurate cable news source according to Politifact.

A factual search reveals several failed fact checks by hosts.

Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting. (7/19/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 9/14/2019)

L. Cranston posted:

Republicans: look at what Biden did to women.

also Republicans: I don't care what Trump did to women or Those women are liars.

What did Trump do? Told a man what some women would do to be around money and power. The truth. You sure don't care that Clinton raped and assaulted them, and Hillary condoned it and berated his victims. Now you're showing that same disregard for Biden's victims.

giftedamateur posted:
L. Cranston posted:

Republicans: look at what Biden did to women.

also Republicans: I don't care what Trump did to women or Those women are liars.

What did Trump do? Told a man what some women would do to be around money and power. The truth. You sure don't care that Clinton raped and assaulted them, and Hillary condoned it and berated his victims. Now you're showing that same disregard for Biden's victims.

And you obviously don't care that Trump raped women.  I understand your outrage. Clinton's are horrible, but Trump, he's a Republicans so, to you, he gets a free pass. Your hypocrisy is astounding.

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