Headline RoundupOctober 28th, 2020

Imbalanced Coverage Follows Fox News Interview of Former Biden Business Partner

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Tuesday night, Fox News Host Tucker Carlson interviewed Tony Bobulinski, the former CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he alleged was the partnership between CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming and Hunter Biden. Bobulinski claimed he expressed concern to Joe Biden's brother Jim in 2017 about their family's alleged ties to a joint venture with a Chinese energy firm. Bobulinski alleged Jim Biden dismissed the concern, claiming "plausible deniability." In the interview, Bobulinski recalled details of a meeting he supposedly had with the Bidens in May of 2017, and he allegedly turned over devices and business records relating to these Biden dealings and was interviewed by the FBI. The Biden campaign has repeatedly denied that Joe Biden was involved in Hunter's foreign business dealings. The interview was widely covered by right-rated news outlets, whose coverage tended to frame the interview as significant evidence of Biden being involved in corrupt foreign business ventures. There was little to no coverage of the interview from left- or center-rated outlets, though Newsweek and Politico covered the story. Politico framed the interview as an attempt by Trump and his supporters to string together a narrative of Biden family corruption.

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