Anderson Cooper and Joe Biden

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden – 10/15/19. Screen grab via CNN.

 

It’s no secret that CNN is in the tank for Democrats. It’s also not breaking news that they have been quick to say in their reporting that there’s supposedly “no evidence” that President Trump is speaking the truth about the Joe Biden/Hunter Biden/Ukraine quid pro quo issue. It’s also a well-known fact that CNN refused to run the Trump campaign’s Ukraine ads, ostensibly because they criticized some of CNN’s on-air “talent.”

Still, watching the debate on Tuesday night and seeing the lengths the struggling cable news network will go through to protect candidates they like was a sight to behold, and is worthy of commentary.

On Trump’s allegations of wrongdoing against both Joe Biden and his son Hunter, here’s how moderator Anderson Cooper lovingly teed up the question he was about to ask (bolded emphasis added):

COOPER: Thank you, Congressman. The impeachment inquiry is centered on President Trump’s attempts to get political dirt from Ukraine on Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter. Mr. Vice President, President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.

Having said that, on Sunday, you announced that if you’re president, no one in your family or associated with you will be involved in any foreign businesses. My question is, if it’s not okay for a president’s family to be involved in foreign businesses, why was it okay for your son when you were vice president? Vice President Biden?

Did you get that? Cooper has concluded, without evidence, that both Bidens were “falsely accused” by Trump. In the same sentence, Cooper also used the words “there’s no evidence of wrongdoing” even though if Biden truly was “falsely accused” the latter statement would go without saying, wouldn’t it?

After Biden did not answer outside of saying neither he nor his son did anything wrong and then pivoting to impeachment, Cooper again gave asking him the question a try, this time without the “falsely accused/no evidence” qualifiers:

COOPER: … just to follow up. Mr. Vice President, as you said, your son, Hunter, today gave an interview, admitted that he made a mistake and showed poor judgement by serving on that board in Ukraine. Did you make a mistake by letting him? You were the point person on Ukraine at the time. You can answer.

Biden again dodged the question, instead noting he was proud of his son and stating the focus should be on “Trump’s corruption.” The issue did not come up for Biden again.

Watch the exchange below:

The segment was reminiscent of how former CNN anchor Candy Crowley repeatedly stepped in to help out President Obama during an October 2012 debate he had with GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

It’s almost like CNN has an agenda or something.

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