In an unparalleled move, mainstream liberal media outlets have chosen to turn a blind eye to the ongoing Biden impeachment inquiry, showcasing a stark contrast in their treatment compared to the 2019 Trump impeachment inquiry.
CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and ABC, which were all relentless in their coverage of the Trump impeachment, have now opted for a complete blackout on what is only the fourth presidential impeachment inquiry in U.S. history. The glaring disparity in media coverage bias has been prevalent within the major news networks.
On the other hand, the Trump impeachment hearings were a media spectacle, with networks dedicating prime time slots to ensure the public was hearing every development with a left-wing spin. The Washington Post even highlighted the significance of televised impeachment inquiry hearings in 2019, drawing parallels with the Nixon and Clinton eras.
BREAKING: CNN, MSNBC and the Big 3 TV networks have all blacked out coverage of today's Biden impeachment inquiry, only the fourth presidential impeachment inquiry in U.S. history — in stark contrast to their wall-to-wall coverage of the 2019 Trump impeachment inquiry #MediaBias
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 28, 2023
Though Nixon resigned before he could be formally impeached, the media played a significant role in uncovering the Watergate scandal that led to his downfall. Newspapers like The Washington Post and The New York Times, along with network TV news, were instrumental in investigating and reporting on Watergate.
Trump’s impeachments were heavily covered by all media outlets as well, with live broadcasts of the proceedings on network and cable TV, as well as extensive online coverage. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook became major venues for discussion and dissemination of information.
However, the same enthusiasm and commitment are conspicuously absent today. The media’s decision to sideline the Biden impeachment inquiry is seen by many as a testament to a partisan agenda that has eroded the public’s trust.
The inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Joe Biden was initiated on September 12 due to concerns surrounding Biden’s potential business interactions involving his son, Hunter. Accusations brought forward encompass political misconduct, foreign influence peddling, misuse of authority, and hindering processes, suggesting favorable treatment for Hunter during a federal probe.
Spearheaded by the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, the investigation was set in motion by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to delve into the irregularities linked to the Biden family.
For those who did cover Thursday’s main event, the impeachment hearing brought to light damning evidence against the Biden family.