As Americans, we are all too familiar with the corporate media’s attempts to paint President Biden in a positive light, no matter the circumstances. Last week, this same media attempted to sweep Biden’s document scandal under the rug, claiming that the situation was “night and day” from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago incident.
Of course, facts don’t lie. The Biden administration has admitted that 12 documents were found in Biden’s office, some of which were classified. However, Democrats are calling for charges to be pressed against Trump, who has been demonized by the media for doing the same.
Yet, the Biden-friendly media continues to try to downplay the severity of the situation. On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, host Nicolle Wallace attempted to summarize the story: “In November, President Biden’s lawyers found less than a dozen documents in an office he used in Washington and turned them over to the National archives. That’s about it.”
Disgraced former FBI operative Andy McCabe on CNN: “The distinctions between how [Biden] and his team have handled this, and how President Trump and his lawyers handled the situation at Mar-A-Lago could not be more distinct, right? It’s, it’s — it’s night and day.”
Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace, one of MSNBC’s most vociferous Biden cheerleaders, spent the week downplaying Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents. On Thursday, she summarized the story: “In November, President Biden’s lawyers found less than a dozen documents in an office he used in Washington and turned them over to the National archives. That’s about it.”
Meanwhile, Special Counsel John Durham has been appointed to investigate the matter. This appointment calls into question the narrative that the Biden document scandal is “not the sort of thing you need a Special Counsel for.”
It’s clear that the Biden document scandal is serious, and that the corporate media’s attempts to downplay it are misguided. The timing alone says a lot about this case. The documents were found in November ahead of the midterms and are only coming to light now—Come on…
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.