Paula Reid says Biden adopting 'Trump playbook' in son's case, Internet says 'stop amplifying Russian propaganda'

Paula cornered Biden for keeping mum on his son who was mentioned in a New York Post report. This has irked the Internet who feels that the report was debunked but she is still bringing it up

                            Paula Reid says Biden adopting 'Trump playbook' in son's case, Internet says 'stop amplifying Russian propaganda'
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CBS News White House Correspondent Paula Reid is being bashed by the Internet after she compared Democratic challenger Joe Biden to rival President Donald Trump. Paula shared her views on Biden after a fellow CBS reporter, Bo Erickson, shared a video showing Biden dismissing a comment on a New York Post report about Hunter Biden’s conduct.

The New York Post published a story claiming to report emails between Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian business associate thanking the former vice president's son for setting up a meeting with his father in April 2015 and urging him to use his "influence" in May 2014. However, the Post’s story raised several red flags as many media portals reported it could not be trusted. Biden has also dismissed the report and has even called it a “smear campaign” against his son.

Despite the questions on the authenticity of The Post’s report, Paula tweeted saying that Biden is evading questions on his son in her October 16 tweet. She wrote, “Biden adopts Trump playbook - attacking pool reporter Bo Erickson for asking about Hunter Biden story which has been a focus of President Trump’s campaign over past few days. Fine to attack the story, but why personally insult Bo?”

Paula shared the tweet of Bo Erickson of CBS which he captioned, “I asked Joe Biden: What is your response to the NYPost story about your son, sir? He called it a ‘smear campaign’ and then went after me. ‘I know you’d ask it. I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.’” 


Before going behind Biden, Paula had earlier pressed Trump on many issues like his reported lies about veterans' health which has annoyed POTUS. She has also grilled Trump on his administration's belated response to Covid-19 in April 2020 where she was unfazed by POTUS’ charged reactions.

Now that she is cornering Biden for keeping mum on his son, it has irked the Internet who feels that the New York Post’s report was debunked but she is still bringing it up. Many alleged that Paula is fanning Russian propaganda. A user wrote slamming her, “Stop amplifying Russian propaganda, Paula, it's really disappointing to see you going there.” Another user concurred, “Agree. I thought she was better than that. We’ve been told this is RU propaganda and how convenient that it’s just like HRC emails smear campaign.Most of them I don’t see as journalists because they’re not seeking the truth. They take stories from Trump/Fox and run with it. Pathetic.”  A user wrote, “Do better Paula!” 









A user threw light on the NYP report, “Walk this back, Paula. You still have time. So does Bo. The story was poorly sourced, and the sources have been debunked in the space of *hours.* It’s feeling a whole lot like 2016 right now. Dig into this. Really dig. Then get back to us with what you find.” Another concurred, “This is not the right take, Paula. You should be asking your colleague why he is asking a question about a debunked story.” However, a user favored Paula, “In full disclosure, I love Joe Biden. But you're right he shouldn't go after an individual reporter even on something as sensitive as his family. However, this is a Russian disinformation campaign that Trump is part of. That should inform the question with the context it deserves.” A user wrote, "You just can't elevate white women! I was on Paula Reid's side, but now she's attacking Biden, comparing him to Trump, because he didn't allow a reporter to disrespect his son...White women and Black men, are always the weakest links!"









These allegations were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.