Last week, I wrote about how desperate Joe Biden’s campaign is to censor any and all negative coverage related to his handling of Ukrainian policy during his time as Vice President.
They’ve warned cable news outlets not to give Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Guiliani any airtime, and also are pressuring those same outlets not to run Trump’s Ukraine ad.
Predictably, CNN didn’t need any prodding from the Biden camp before announcing they weren’t going to run the ad, but Fox News did get a threatening letter urging them not to run the Trump ad nor any ads like it. Fox responded by saying they weren’t “in the business of censoring ads from candidates on either side of the aisle.”
As it turns out, the Biden campaign also demanded Facebook remove the ad from their website but surprisingly enough they, too, said no:
Facebook has denied a request from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to remove an ad being run by President Trump’s reelection campaign that questions Biden’s role in the firing of a Ukranian prosecutor.
CNN reports that Facebook, in a letter, responded to a removal request made by Biden’s campaign by saying its decision to let the ad remain is “grounded in Facebook’s fundamental belief in free expression, respect for the democratic process, and belief that in mature democracies with a free press, political speech is already arguably the most scrutinized speech there is.”
The 30-second video from the Trump campaign has also appeared on Twitter and YouTube.
The video accuses Biden of offering military aid money to Ukraine if it agreed to remove the prosecutor investigating a company tied to his son, Hunter Biden.
Here’s the ad for those of you who haven’t seen it:
It’s clear that Biden is beyond frustrated that the issue won’t go away for him. To date he has not done any sit-down chats with any Democrat-friendly journalists in an effort to try and put the issue to bed. He has even shut down and snapped at reporters at press conferences if they ask questions that hit a little too close to home.
He doesn’t want to do any interviews about the subject and won’t request release of any transcripts related to his Obama-era conversations with Ukrainian officials (unlike Trump, who did). Just what is he hiding?
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