• 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign sent a letter on Sunday to the heads of major news networks demanding that they no longer book President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to appear on their programs.
  • The letter was “addressed to the heads of the major news and cable networks, as well as top news anchors.”
  • In the letter, “two top Biden campaign advisers make the case that by peddling routine falsehoods about the work of Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine, Giuliani’s presence on the airwaves is editorially untenable.”
  • The advisers, Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield, wrote: “We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump. While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough.”
  • The letter continued: “By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”
  • “We write to demand that in service to the facts, you no longer book Rudy Giuliani, a surrogate for Donald Trump who has demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie in order to advance his own narrative,” the letter said.
  • The letter also noted that “Giuliani is not a public official, and holds no public office that would entitle him to opine on the nation’s airwaves.”
  • Dunn and Bedingfield also demanded “that if the former mayor is put on the airwaves, an equivalent amount of time be given to a surrogate for the Biden campaign.”
  • In response, Giuliani “said the Biden letter sounds like the usual left wing censorship. Everything I say is supported by such as today, affidavits and statements. They are the ones who have covered up pay for play for at least 5 years.”
  • Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted, “Can we request the removal of Democrats on TV that push hoaxes? Wait, but then who would do the interviews?”

Reference Links

  • MarketWatch: Biden’s campaign asks news networks to stop booking Rudy Giuliani READ
  • Politico: Biden campaign demands networks stop booking Giuliani READ
  • Bloomberg: Biden Campaign Demands Networks Stop Booking Rudy Giuliani READ
  • Daily Beast: Biden Campaign Demands TV News Execs Stop Booking Giuliani READ

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