261 Days Later: NBC Finally Mentions Hunter Biden’s Name

On Wednesday, NBC recalled Hunter Biden’s existence and uttered the name after a 261-day hiatus. But, of course, don’t think the network has changed. Now reporter Garrett Haake, in his brief mention, insisted that the President’s son is proclaiming “no wrongdoing.” Additionally, Haake made no mention of the fact that The New York Times on March 16 conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop was real. 

After noting that Donald Trump is again talking about the President’s son and his sketchy business dealings in Ukraine, the journalist played clean up: “Now, the Department of Justice is investigating Hunter Biden but he’s maintained there’s been absolutely no wrongdoing in his business deals.” 



It lasted 46 seconds. For Hunter Biden to be mentioned on NBC’s morning and evening programs, it was necessary to travel back to July 12, 2021. (On that day, it was to cover his high-priced art sales as government watchdogs “blasted the agreement.”) 

So, even though NBC’s new mention is rather pathetic, the network at least gets on the board. ABC and CBS’s streaks are still going and they are even long. The last time CBS said the words “Hunter Biden” was on July 10, 2021. ABC? It’s been 333 days, all the way back on the April 30, 2021 World News Tonight. That was just an overview. 

(For additional information, refer to my March 28th report on Hunter’s networks.

Ironically, despite NBC’s Haake providing cover for the President’s son, it was NBC back on February 5, 2020 that wondered if Hunter’s dealing were “sketchy.” Showing rare backbone, Savannah Guthrie interviewed the then-presidential candidate, wondering:

Is it wrong that he took that job knowing it was because the company wanted to access you ?…? Don’t you think that it’s just one of those things where people think, well, that seems kind of sleazy. If it wasn’t for his father, why would he want that job?

Of course, once Joe Biden started doing well, and once he was President, the networks suddenly stopped caring about “sleazy”  Hunter Biden. 

The continued attempts to hide Hunter’s wrongdoing was sponsored by Xfinity and Verizon. You can click on these links to tell them what you think. 

Below is a transcript of the short mention. Click “expand” to read more. 

7:09 AM ET 

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Meanwhile, Garrett, former President Trump also in the news because of new comments in which he urged Vladimir Putin to release information related to Hunter Biden, the President’s son. Can you please tell us more about it? 

GARRETT HAAKE – This is very extraordinary. Interview with right-wing website, yesterday. Mr. Trump called on Vladimir Putin. He requested information regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. Now, this echoes then-President Trump’s call for Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate the Bidens. This led to Trump’s first impeachment. Only now he’s asking Putin to do it while Putin is at war in Ukraine. Hunter Biden is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice. However, he maintains there has been no wrongdoing with his business dealings. Savannah? 

GUTHRIE – Garret Haake, thanks. 

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