CBS’s Mason Asks Voters About Hunter Biden Bombshell, Doesn’t Like Their Answers

CBS This Morning co-host Anthony Mason on Wednesday actually allowed time to the Hunter Biden scandal on Wednesday, even though it was only a scant 1 minute and 19 seconds. Yet, while Mason should be commended for bringing it up to voters, he might not have liked the answers. The journalist made sure to add a misleading disclaimer saying that Joe Biden had been cleared by Senate Republicans. (Not noting that investigation was in September.) 

But first, talking to Pennsylvania women on the 2020 race, Mason asked, “The President has been making an issue of the behavior of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Is that resonating with anyone?” What was that behavior, exactly? He didn’t say, but the women clearly knew about the younger Biden and his sketchy connections to an Ukrainian gas company. 

Voter Michelle Fizzano responded: 

Absolutely. I’m concerned if Biden got into office that, you know, if something happened with his son or things start coming out, then he’s going to defend his son. He’s not going to be defending the country.

Cynthia Sabanti worried about Hunter as well as the Trump kids: 

Hunter Biden has always been an issue for me quite honestly. His behavior is very questionable. Having said that, I’m as concerned about Hunter Biden as I am about the Trump children. 

Mason closed out the segment with the women with a disclaimer: 

We should note President Trump and his allies have repeatedly tried to tie Hunter Biden allegations to his father, Joe Biden. But a recent Republican-led Senate investigation found that while Hunter Biden’s actions were problematic, it did not accuse the former vice president of any wrongdoing. 

But, of course, that Senate investigation was before the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden set up meetings with his then-Vice President dad and Ukrainian businessmen. Senate Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, who led the GOP effort, now has called on the FBI to investigate. 

The CBS segment was sponsored by Comcast and Hyundai. Click on the links to let them know what you think. 

For more on how the networks have buried the Hunter Biden story, see this study by the MRC’s Geoff Dickens. 

A partial transcript is below. Click “expand” to read more. 

CBS This Morning
10/21/2020
8:34 AM ET 
 

ANTHONY MASON: The president has been making an issue of the behavior of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Is that resonating with anyone? Michelle? 

MICHELLE FIZZANO (Lost job during pandemic) : Absolutely. I’m concerned if Biden got into office that, you know, if something happened with his son or things start coming out, then he’s going to defend his son. He’s not going to be defending the country. I wouldn’t. 

MASON: Cynthia? 

CYNTHIA SABATINI (Pharmaceutical consultant): Hunter Biden has always been an issue for me quite honestly. His behavior is very questionable. Having said that, I’m as concerned about Hunter Biden as I am about the Trump children. 

MELINDA WOLFF (Math tutor): Let’s deal with facts also. If there’s an investigation going in or there’s more material that has to come out, okay, then let’s deal with it when it does. What we do know is Trump’s —  all the things that he’s done and his family has done that’s been really against the law, has been corrupt, has not been above board. 

8:37 AM ET  

MASON:  We should note President Trump and his allies have repeatedly tried to tie Hunter Biden allegations to his father, Joe Biden. But a recent Republican-led Senate investigation found that while Hunter Biden’s actions were problematic, it did not accuse the former vice president of any wrongdoing. 

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