At a campaign event Thursday, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden mislead the public about how many Americans had died from the coronavirus, claiming “over 120 million dead from COVID.” In reality, there have been over 120 thousand Americans killed by the virus, which meant Biden’s claim was 1,000 times larger. That gross miscalculation went completely unreported by ABC, CBS, and NBC’s evening newscasts, which all boasted about Biden calling Trump a “child.”
On top of all that, they completely ignored findings from The Washington Free Beacon that discovered the Biden Cancer Initiative spent 65 percent of its funding on staff and executive salaries, instead of fighting cancer.
CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell began their segment by whining about President Trump suggesting the number of COVID cases was rising due to more testing. “But experts say that claim is misleading,” she huffed, oblivious to the irony that Biden was misleading people too. “And on the campaign trail, Joe Biden said the President has failed the American people and is acting like a child,” she touted.
During the CBS report, White House correspondent Paula Reid echoed O’Donnell’s cheering. “The former Vice President, campaigning in Pennsylvania, slammed the President for being more concerned about himself than the average American,” she said.
For NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Geoff Bennett teed up a soundbite of Biden by saying: “Joe Biden tonight taking aim at President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.” He later noted that, “The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee campaigning in Pennsylvania, boosted by new polling from The New York Times, showing him now leading in six battleground states that were key to President Trump’s 2016 victory…”
ABC’s congressional correspondent, Mary Bruce fawned for Biden’s “harshest language yet” against Trump:
BRUCE: The former Vice President ripped into Trump for complaining that more testing reveals a higher infection rate.
TRUMP: Here’s what I say. Testing is a double-edged sword.
BIDEN: He thinks that finding out that more Americans are sick will make him look bad. That’s what he’s worried about. He’s worried about looking bad.
BRUCE: Biden using his harshest language yet.
BIDEN: He’s like a child. He can’t believe this has happened to him. All his whining and self-pity. Well, this pandemic didn’t happen to him. It happened to all of us. And his job isn’t to whine about it, his job is to do something about it. To lead.
As for what the networks refused to cover, The Free Beacon’s Joe Schoffstall reported: “Nearly two-thirds of the money the Biden Cancer Initiative spent since its founding in 2017 went toward staff compensation and six-figure salaries for top executives. The group spent far less on efforts to eradicate cancer.”