Headline RoundupJune 16th, 2024

Biden Campaign Raises $30 Million At Star-Studded Hollywood Fundraiser

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Joe Biden raised over $30 million at a Hollywood fundraiser on Saturday, amounting to the largest Democratic fundraiser in history, according to his administration.

The Details: Biden was joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as film industry stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel, Barbra Streisand, and other celebrities. 

Key Quote: Biden criticized the Supreme Court during the event: “The fact of the matter is that there has never been a court that is this far out of step.” He said that if Trump is elected again, he “is likely to have two new Supreme Court nominees,” adding, “The idea that if he's reelected he's going to appoint two more who are flying flags upside down... I think it is one of the scariest parts.”

How The Media Covered It: The story was covered more by outlets from the left and center than the right. Most outlets framed coverage around the celebrity aspect of Biden’s fundraiser, often mentioning Clooney and Roberts in headlines. Some outlets ran coverage most prominently before the fundraiser, as the total was already expected to be around $28 million before the event. Some outlets, like The New York Post (Lean Right bias) and The Hill (Center bias) also ran articles framed around the pro-Palestinian protests that took place outside the event.

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