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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:53 PM

 

Who's idea was it for Hunter Biden to do an interview to be broadcast the same night as a debate?

I don't get it.
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Reply Who's idea was it for Hunter Biden to do an interview to be broadcast the same night as a debate? (Original post)
StarfishSaver Oct 2019 OP
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:56 PM

1. I think the interview is on in the morning. I think it was a morning show.

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:57 PM

2. What network is broadcasting it? I suspect it is a competitor of the network broadcasting

 

the debate, and most likely influences who think they are hurting Biden
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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. Hurt Biden

 

Probably DJT directed it!!! I wouldn't put anything past that dirtbag!!
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Response to marieo1 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:05 PM

4. It wouldn't surprise me

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:07 PM

5. I think it's ABC

 

But they didn't force Hunter to talk to them. I just don't understand why he would agree to it.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:28 PM

6. The network makes the decision when to broadcast it. Hunter Biden is not Joe Biden, and Billy

 

Carter is not Jimmy Carter

Do you know when the interview was done? I suspect a few days ago when the press was trying to imply, without implying that Biden’s son was involved with a “terrible Chinese” company, so let’s play the Joe McCarthy game on him

If he didn’t respond, he would be accused of what is he hiding, and if he did, then some presume other negative things

Unless there is evidence to the contrary that Hunter Biden engaged in illegal activity related to this, in spite of the not so subtle inference some in the illustrious press have been trying to infer, why wouldn’t he do an interview if he has nothing to hide

Are you assuming the Biden campaign told the network when to air it?

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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:34 PM

8. Indeed

 

That was beautifully written BTW. Thank you.
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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:54 PM

9. I believe it was done today.

 

And no, I'm not assuming the Biden campaign told them when to air it.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:58 PM

10. Thanks Starfish for the info

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:59 PM

12. But, it doesn't look to be correct info..

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:03 AM

13. I don't know. My point is that Hunter Biden isn't Joe, and there is no evidence he was engaged in

 

any wrong doing

Also, the nettwork makes the decision when to air the interview
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Response to still_one (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:11 AM

16. Exactly.. trump and ghouliani are the ones who

 

engaged in wrong doing.




Trump was attempting to employ covert propaganda against the American public

Let that sink in!



https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12548797


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Response to still_one (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:12 AM

17. I don't think Hunter did anything wrong at all

 

But he's being used to confuse and smear his father and doing this interview that he had to know would be aired shortly before or after the debate just plays into the GOP's hands and and stomps all over his father's message. I don't see any upside to doing it this way and wish he had waited a few days.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:14 AM

18. I think either way it would have been damn if you do or damn if you don't

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:17 AM

20. This "controversy" had been going on for weeks a d he hasn't done any interviews

 

and it hasn't damned him at all. There was no need for him to do this one now. He could have waited a few days.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:18 AM

21. I agree. He should have waited a few days. His judgment isn't the greatest. n/t

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:04 AM

14. I was mistaken

 

According to ABC, it was done over the weekend.

But I still think his timing is off. He's stepping all over his dad's debate. If Biden knocks it out of the park, people won't notice because the story will be all about Hunter. He should have waited until after the debate, in my opinion.
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Response to still_one (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:58 PM

11. Here's what the article says..

 

Hunter Biden sat down with ABC News anchor Amy Robach over the weekend at his home in Los Angeles for an exclusive interview, and no questions were off limits.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hunter-biden-sits-exclusive-interview-abc-news/story?id=66252777
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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:09 AM

15. To me that is as upfront as can be. Thanks

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:15 AM

19. It's not about being up front. It's about timing.

 

And his timing sucks.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:18 AM

22. As i said above starfish, either way it would have been damned if he did or damned if he didn't

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:25 AM

23. How would he have been damned if he didn't do this interview over the weekend?

 

He hadn't done any interviews up until now and no one cared. If he had waited a few days, no one would have cared.

Now he's drawn the spotlight off his father's campaign and debate performance to him and his explanations about how he didn't do anything wrong - and even when you've done nothing wrong, when you're explaining, your losing. He's playing right into Trump's hands.

Tomorrow, no matter how well Biden does, it will all be overshadowed by or juxtaposed with Hunter and Ukraine.

I know some people don't think want to hear anything about Biden except how awesome he is and insist the Bidens can do no wrong, but this is a dumb move on Hunter's part.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:35 AM

24. It is called social media, and it has been mentioned in every news outlet since this came out.

 

Regardless it is done, and it may have the opposite effect of what you presume

While not the same thing, if Kerry’s attacks by the swift boaters should have taught people one thing whether they are private or public citizen, the longer a false charge remains unanswered, the more doubt becomes planted in the public eye

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Response to still_one (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:43 AM

25. So he had to respond yesterday after not saying anything for weeks

 

Sorry, but you're not going to convince me at this point that this is a smart call on Hunter's part.

I know Biden's supporters jump to defend him from any criticism, but this isn't criticism of him and, even if it were, as great as the Bidens are, they're not perfect and sometimes do dumb things, just like other humans. This is one of those times.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:45 AM

26. I am not trying to convince anyone, nor am I am making any value judgement.

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:54 AM

33. No questions off limits means she can ask anything, but how will they edit it?

 

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #33)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:37 AM

40. That is true. While I understand the uneasiness some have about the timing, it is what it is, and I

 

think it is better to get it out now than later.

It reminds me somewhat when Rev. Wright came out with his inflammatory remarks, and President Obama immediately came out and disassociated himself with those remarks, and how a good number here were quite upset that President Obama didn't support Rev. Wrights views.

I think in retrospect it demonstrated that President Obama's decision was the correct one, and addressing it immediately was the correct approach.

While this is about Biden's son, false inferences are being made about Joe Biden, not based on any evidence or facts.

If it is brought up at the debates, I have no doubt he will be able to address it adequately, and in some respects I think getting it all out may be the best.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:32 PM

7. Yeah well the first bad optics was going to work for a Ukranian operation

 

imho.

Chinese Proverb: Don't adjust your hat under a plum tree, and don't tie your shoes in a strawberry patch.
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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:59 AM

38. Hunter is trying to hurt his father in concert with a major station?

 

If Hunter went at this alone and didn’t agree to an airing date he is a moron.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Reply #38)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:40 PM

47. How insulting. calling Hunter

 

a "moron" if he didn't do like you think it should be done.
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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:07 PM

48. Then let him be insulted.

 

But I highly doubt he did it as stated.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:52 AM

27. Smart move, though I called for Hunter to answer questions at a press conference.

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:32 AM

28. That's a shockingly bad idea.

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:05 AM

29. Hope....

 

.... in the guise of concern.
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Response to quickesst (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:26 AM

30. +1

 

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:48 AM

34. *****

 

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Response to quickesst (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

46. Yep!

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #46)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

49. kind of obvious....

 

....that undecided doesn't necessarily pertain to choice of candidate only.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:27 AM

31. Hard-hitting Morning Show, Broadcast The Equivalent of a Friday News Dump

 

Good Morning America?

Fun fact - Hunter is going to be interviewed by fluffy Amy Robach, the wife of Andrew Shue. Fans of Melrose Place will appreciate it.

Let's see if she knows what a follow up question looks like.

Biden would have done much better to get this behind him by getting a definitive interview for Biden. Going on a morning show for a fluff interview is going to just keep this dribbling on and on.
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Response to DrFunkenstein (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:52 AM

32. Ah, yes, people married to actors are very unserious people

 

Such as Mrs. Clooney and all, right?

What relevance does who she's married to have in this discussion at all?
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Response to DrFunkenstein (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

45. Oh tell us more, DRFunkenstein.. you

 

seem to know all about it, right?
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:59 AM

35. The question is how many debate questions will Biden have to answer about Hunter?

 

Will all of the other candidates be asked their opinion on the matter? Will they go after him?
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Response to Baclava (Reply #35)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:16 AM

36. Not just debate questions

 

How much of the post-debate coverage will be about Hunter Biden's interview answers instead of Joe Biden's debate performance?
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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #36)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:31 AM

43. Unless Biden stumbles badly in his response on stage I don't think it is news

 

Really depends if other candidates make it an issue
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Response to Baclava (Reply #43)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:45 PM

52. Biden will be ready. He's savvy enough to know that it's highly likely he'll be asked about

 

the interview. And, the other people on stage may use the interview to challenge him.

What I hope doesn't happen is one or more of the candidates (you know who...) use it as a cudgel to cast doubt on Biden.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:56 AM

37. Really dumb move. NT

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:16 AM

39. He is out there giving credence to the bigfatlies told by the bigfatliar.

 

He should not have said a word, or done anything.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:01 AM

41. Bad idea.

 

Not smart.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:29 AM

42. It guarantees the issue will be brought up in the debate.

 

Can of worms that the Biden campaign can't control.

If they felt they had to do the interview, any other time would have been better.
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Response to tinrobot (Reply #42)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

44. I doubt any of the other candidates will bring it up, but the moderators might

 

And even if they don't, it's the frame of all of the stories about the debate.
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Response to tinrobot (Reply #42)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:54 PM

53. Biden might want it to be brought up so he can...

 

go after the Trump kids and mention a few of their recent deals.
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:37 PM

50. I think the timing is interesting from a communications perspective.

 

A sit-down interview is planned; it doesn't just happen. This is either an orchestrated PR activity or Hunter went rogue and did the interview without the Biden team knowing or told the campaign team after it was booked (or didn't give the campaign a heads up at all). These are really the only options.

So these are my questions:

1. Did the Biden campaign decide that Hunter needs to go on the record and then pitched ABC News to conduct the interview?

2. Did Hunter take it upon himself to do the interview and notify the campaign after?

3. If it was planned and recorded, why agree to do the interview before the debate at all?
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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:45 PM

51. pelosi. imo

 

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