Headline RoundupJune 7th, 2024

Hallie Biden Video Footage Sparks Biased Coverage

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Footage utilized as evidence in Hunter Biden’s gun trial has been released, which shows Hallie Biden throwing away Hunter’s gun in 2018.

For Context: Hallie Biden testified on Thursday, the fourth day of Hunter’s federal gun trial. Hallie is the widow of Beau Biden and was romantically involved with Hunter following Beau's death in 2015. Hallie testified about their romantic relationship in 2015 when she first found out about his drug use and corroborated the evidence seen in the video. President Joe Biden has stated that he will accept the jury’s conclusion and would not pardon his son.

Key Quotes: Hallie testified to cleaning out Hunter’s truck, saying, “Aside from trash and clothes, I found remnants of crack cocaine, paraphernalia—oh, and the gun, obviously.” She then stated in the context of the gun and ammunition, “I panicked, and I wanted to get rid of them,” and “I didn’t want him to hurt himself or [for] my kids to find it and hurt themselves.”

How the Media Covered It: Media across the spectrum covered the trial and testimony. However, there were far fewer outlets on the left that covered the story. Outlets on the right were fast to pick it up and focused heavily on the evidence of drug use and Hunter and Hallie's relationship, with the New York Post (Lean Right) introducing Hallie as “Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law-turned-lover.” Some voices in outlets like CNN (Lean Left) cited Hunter's case as indicative of the fairness of the justice system, in light of Donald Trump’s caseUpdate 11:32 p.m. ET: Added the year when Hallie Biden disposed on Hunter's gun. 

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