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Biden Campaign Seems to Think They Can Control Press Coverage

Who would have thought that the silent sidekick of Obama, who spent eight years in the president’s shadow, was capable of such big britches? He’s become increasingly brazen about what he thinks is and isn’t okay to happen in the media. Joe Biden may be the former VP of the United States but he’s also a presidential candidate. He’s also being investigated in regard to his dealings with Ukraine during his time as VP.

First, his presidential campaign sent out demand letters not to interview Giuliani anymore because they didn’t like what Trump’s attorney was saying about Biden. Now, the campaign has sent out a letter to the New York Times.

It seems that the New York Times has landed on the bad side of Biden’s presidential campaign. Why? They’ve been covering the Ukraine controversy, including what involvement the Biden family may have had over some corrupt deals.

Almost every newspaper in the world is covering what’s happening with Ukraine because it’s newsworthy. The former VP and current presidential candidate may have been involved in some shady dealings – and people are actively investigating in order to get the scoop.

There’s also a thing in the United States that allows for freedom of speech. The former VP can’t stop people from stopping press coverage. If he had that kind of power, Trump would have used similar power to stop it from day one.

Biden’s campaign can write all of the letters they want to stop them from writing about the Biden family but that doesn’t mean that the reporters at the New York Times are going to comply – or even have a legal obligation to comply.

Peter Schweizer is an investigative journalist who published an op-ed in the New York Times. Schweizer is also known for exposing corrupt politicians. Is it possible that the Biden campaign fears what the journalist is able to uncover and expose?

The Biden campaign addressed the latter to Dean Baquet, the executive editor for the New York Times. The campaign claims that the NYT is spreading a “baseless” conspiracy theory that Joe Biden abused his office as VP for the benefit of his son. Baseless, however, is laughable considering that there is an actual transcript of Biden threatening to leave Ukraine in six hours without providing the tax-payer funded $1 billion of aid if the then-president didn’t fire the prosecutor. Biden has also gone on record for saying that he exerted his power in that situation.

Kate Bedingfield, the Deputy Campaign Manager for Biden’s campaign, doesn’t even bother taking a kind approach with the NYT editor. Instead, she asked if he’s distorting reality “for the sake of controversy.” Her accusations are on fire, and she has no right to demand that the NYT stops talking about Biden and his connection with Ukraine. Further, the entire letter sent to the NYT was posted by Oliver Darcy from CNN.

The letter goes on to call Peter Schweizer a “polemicist” – someone who actively engages in a controversial debate. However, isn’t that the role of every journalist? There’s supposed to be a debate – and anything pertaining to politics, due to the partisan nature, is going to be controversial.

Bedingfield clearly wrote the letter while she was still seething, not bothering to calm down before authoring a full two pages of insults, complete with the comment of how little the NYT has “internalized the sobering lessons of 2016.”

The problem is not just with Schweizer’s op-ed, however. As the letter continues, the truth comes out: The Biden campaign is pissed off that they haven’t buried the Biden-Ukraine scandal. The campaign is naïve enough to think that the press is on their side. While the press is clearly not always on the side of Trump, they’re not automatically going to be on the side of a Democrat, either. Truth is the truth. Controversy is controversy. And the American people expect the NYT to cover it.

It looks like, maybe, just maybe, Biden’s campaign is ticked off because they’re not following what they wanted to see in print. Was there some sort of unspoken agreement that the press had made with Biden’s campaign to not talk about Hunter Biden and his connection with Ukraine? Was this all supposed to be buried? Clearly, Schweizer and the rest of the staff at the New York Times did not get that memo.

Bedingfield’s arrogance reaches an all-time high by the end of the letter, concluding that such occurrences are why there’s the need to restore a “public editor at the paper.”

Biden’s campaign may want to prepare for this: As long as the impeachment inquiry continues, Biden is going to be talked about in the press. They better buckle up.

Comments (26)

  1. Tell the corrupt *Biden Clan* that this is the USA – not Communist China, Russia or the *Hermit Kingdom*….. We have “First Amendment” rights in the USA!!

  2. Ha ha ha,. Excellent article. Biden, like the Hillary-Obama gravy train, feels that he should be protected. Why ? What is he worried about ? He MUST be guilty !
    Ooops, I sound like a Dem

  3. Thanks NYT for being Truthful-I Guess Biden And the Democrats thought everyone takes “Orders”-From them.Now I can sort of Understand their “Thinking”As most all of the Media-Has been Against President Trump.But it’s very Refreshing and Nice to know The NYT-Can be “FAIR”-Thank You.!!!

  4. Hey, Bidet ! Remember NYT headlining UrAnium 1 on Teh CLINT; consistency’s fair play ! So BiteMe ! “Internalize the sobering lessons of 2016″ AND Leave the field.

  5. This moron must think he’ s a big shot; Obama may have let him say a few things, but that’s all he’s worth

  6. sorry joe , but your not black or a woman , so the media won’t listen to you , your like the wooden dummy sitting on obomas lap while he pulled your strings

  7. Turn about is fair play Creepy Joe, are you just now realizing that?

  8. Sleepy Joe, Creepy Joe, Whiny Joe now Baby Joe. But this guy is arrogant!

  9. What happened to the Right of Free Speech in this country?

  10. Biden saying that he didn’t talk to his son is like Loretta Lynch saying that she and Bill Clinton talked about golf and grand kids.

  11. ‘Crazy Joe’ should pack it in, but as an idiotic fool, he continues to put his foot (or feet) in his mouth. He even believes he can lie his way out of the extortion, blackmail, collusion and theft charges coming down on him and his corrupt son, Hunter. Everyday we are finding out more about the horrible CORRUPTION that lives in the heart of the DNC.
    Investigate them all, let the chips fall and the guilty die. Enough of the Left’s refusal to work as they must. F ’em all.
    MAGA & KAG!
    TRUMP 2020!

  12. If it was ME he was talking to, I would tell that old WHEEZY GEAZER (on NATIONAL TV!) to, as they say in “The South” . . . “KISS MY GRIIIITs! You AIN’T my BOSS”. Heck, you won’t even be my POTUS when you LOSE, so it DON’T much MATTER. Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great Again – and NOT Amerika spelled with a “K” for all you Socialist COMMIES out there).

  13. WHEN OBAMA GOT ELECTED, THE FIRST THING HE DID, WAS TELL THE PRESS NEVER TO WRITE ANYTHING ABOUT HIM THAT WAS NEGATIVE OR THEY WOULD NOT HAVE A JOB.
    OBAMA WAS THE WORST OFFENDER , THE THINGS HE DID. BUT NO ONE SAID A WORD. HE SHOULD HAVE BEN IMPEACHED FOR SURE. MENTIONING MICHELLE OBAMA AS A FRONT RUNNER IS A LAUGH. SHE KNOWS LESS ABOUT RUNNING A COUNTRY THEN DID HER HUSBAND.
    TRUMP FOR SURE IN 2020 NO MATTER HOW MUCH SCHIFF AND PELOSI LIE..

  14. You have this wrong. Who is writing this? Biden’s campaign is not naive to think that the press is on their side. The press IS on their side. What happened here is that the corruption was uncovered and the cat got out of the bag. The NYT had no choice but to print it. Their subscribers would have ditched them and the NYT has already lost a lot of revenue due to their bias. For you to say that the press is of the opinion that the truth is the truth and insinuate that the press will publish the truth is pretty bad. Where have you been the last 3 years? UNSUBSCRIBE and BLOCK.

  15. This SCUM Bag Democrat ass thinks he is Dictator already just like his Muslim Fraud partner in crimes for past 8 years.Who in their right mind can vote for an old fart like this?Evil to boot

  16. Arrogance if the cancer that lives in most of our politicians. They are not in that business because they are patriots and want to serve the nation; most of them are there for one thing, the opportunity for a cushy job, with more than cushy benefits and the really big possibilities to get “connected” and get in on all the “in crowds'” ways and means to acquire power and wealth. Some of them are from family “dynasties” and their families have traveled in the same circles for decades. They marry off their sons and daughters just like in the monarchs of Europe did for centuries. Keep the power concentrated, keep the money concentrated. But here in the US we have a “newer” type of elite, the ones that do not come from long lines of wealth, maybe a generation or two back, but between family connections and being in the fast lane with Sports figures and or entertainers and Hollywood, they get to feeling like they are above the rest of us. When they go into politics, the connections are what make it very likely that they will find themselves getting inside information, or through government positions and appointments they get connected in various parts of the world. There are a handful of countries that are notoriously corrupt and politicians have been in kahoots with these foreign oligarchs and such for decades. Depending on the country it might be more advantageous to be a Democrat, or the same applies that some places it might be better to be a Republican. But the bottom line is that whether it is Ukraine or China or any of the “stans” countries there are many ways to find easy money, to launder easy money, to take bribes if one is in an office of the US or appointment that you can basically sell favors. I don’t know why Biden is having a fit about Peter Schweitzer book Secret Kingdoms where he has quite the expose of what at the very least seems shady on the Bidens, because there is also a chapter on Trump and his kids as well. Also Mitch McConnell and his wife are also in there and their dealings with China. So it isn’t just Biden who is on the grill. The problem with Trump is he is crossing that “line” whereby the crooked in DC are not supposed to scheme and tell not even on someone from the opposite party. Trump is not part of the good ole boys and girls political club of DC so he just runs with whatever he feels like , but he should be thinking that these people who he is exposing are going to turn on him with hellish vengeance and take him down if they can. There is no way Trump and the extent of his business over the years doesn’t also have skeletons in his closet, likewise his kids probably as well. This is going to get bloody, really bloody. When power and wealth are at stake, I don’t doubt that people have been ruined by their enemies and even “done away with” as in murdered. So, Trump has some kind of nerves of steel or else he is SURE that other than bad business deals his “record” is way cleaner than the politicians. Why else would he risk his empire that he has and wants to leave to his children? I wonder

  17. Who in the hell is Joe Biden

  18. Why haven’t the wimpy Republicans gone after him???? What an arrogant SOB and what a bunch of wussie Republicans,,,everybody knows the truth!!!!!!

  19. Who died and made Biden the dictator of America. A dictator made have control of the media. Biden doesn’t. All he is is a former vice-president. With luck that’s all he’ll ever be.

  20. NOTHING BUT CORRUPT COCKROACHES AND THEY ARE ALL OVER OUR GOVERNMENT. IT’S PAST TIME TO COMPLETELY CLEAN HOUSE AND START EXTERMINATING AND SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED HANGING. CAN’T YOU JUST PICTURE A WHOLE BUNCH OF COCKROACHES DANGLING FROM THE TREES ON PENNSYLVANIA AVE. IT’S HALLOWEEN AND THEY ARE NOT TAXED LIKE NEW JERSEY IS DONG (TAXING PUMPKINS SET OUT FOR HALLOWEEN) ANOTHER DEMORAT COCKROACH TAX!

  21. So he is now openly telling the media what they can and can not report.

  22. Well, haven’t the Democrats always controlled the Media, what they can say and can’t say about them? Biden is just acting normal.

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