CBS’s Dickerson Promises ‘News Cycle’ Will Bury Biden Corruption

Appearing on Friday’s CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson assured viewers that allegations of corruption against Joe Biden and his son don’t “matter” to voters and even promised that the “news cycle” would make sure to bury the scandal in the final days leading up to the election.

While analyzing Thursday night’s presidential debate, co-host Anthony Mason invited Dickerson to dismiss the topic raised by President Trump: “John, one of the President’s most prominent lines of attack last night was to try to paint Joe Biden as corrupt. He again brought up unverified accusations about Hunter Biden’s financial dealings. How prominent an issue do you think this is for voters? How much do you think it matters?”

Predictably, Dickerson asserted: “I don’t think it matters a great deal with voters…” He then provided the Biden campaign defense of deflecting the scandal:

…and also, it’s obviously risky for the President, who has, if you use the standard he is using with the Biden family, to look at his own conflicts between his personal business dealings. And also the reporting, again, using the standard he uses for the Biden family, of debts he still owes to foreign entities, you would think this would be ground he would stay off of.

In addition to claiming the scandal doesn’t matter and hurling accusations at Trump, Dickerson wrapped up his hackish commentary by assuring that Biden’s supporters in the leftist media would prevent the story from ever being covered:

The problem is, as Margaret [Brennan] pointed out, is that Joe Biden has an ally in the news cycle. Which is if President Trump tries to shift the turf onto the Biden family for the purposes of muddying Joe Biden, the news cycle keeps returning to the central piece of this campaign, which is coronavirus and the President’s response to it, and the country has a very negative view of that. And as these numbers continue, it keeps voters focused on that very bad issue for the President.

Dickerson’s promise of a complicit “news cycle” seemed to echo Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, during NBC’s post-debate special, confidently declaring that most people didn’t know anything about the scandal because every left-wing media outlet has censored the story.

When President Trump released the full video of his interview with 60 Minutes on Thursday, it showed him confronting correspondent Lesley Stahl on CBS’s refusal to cover or investigate the Biden scandal.

Once again, the leftist media cover up bad news to help Democrats and then congratulate themselves for making sure voters are uniformed.

Here is a full transcript of Dickerson’s October 23 remarks:

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ANTHONY MASON: John, one of the President’s most prominent lines of attack last night was to try to paint Joe Biden as corrupt. He again brought up unverified accusations about Hunter Biden’s financial dealings. How prominent an issue do you think this is for voters? How much do you think it matters?

JOHN DICKERSON: I don’t think it matters a great deal with voters, and also, it’s obviously risky for the President, who has, if you use the standard he is using with the Biden family, to look at his own conflicts between his personal business dealings. And also the reporting, again, using the standard he uses for the Biden family of debts he still owes to foreign entities, you would think this would be ground he would stay off of. But he’s not trying to win a virtue contest here, he’s basically trying to strip down Joe Biden’s view or people’s views about Joe Biden more broadly.

The problem is, as Margaret [Brennan] pointed out, is that Joe Biden has an ally in the news cycle. Which is if President Trump tries to shift the turf onto the Biden family for the purposes of muddying Joe Biden, the news cycle keeps returning to the central piece of this campaign, which is coronavirus and the President’s response to it, and the country has a very negative view of that. And as these numbers continue, it keeps voters focused on that very bad issue for the President.

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