TDR Live: Trump & Giuliani’s October Surprise Is Blowing Up In Their Faces

The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Francesca Fiorentini, host of Newsbroke on AJ+ and The Bitchuation Room podcast, to break down the day’s top stories.

A NYT investigation finds staffers at The New York Post raised objections to the paper’s publication of an article claiming Joe Biden used his position as VP to enrich his son Hunter. As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, Dr. Fauci sits down with 60 Minutes to discuss Trump’s response. New reporting by The Wall Street Journal reveals Facebook’s 2017 algorithm update intentionally drove traffic away from left-leaning outlets. Mere weeks after a plan to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer was foiled, Trump leads his followers in a chant of “Lock her up!“. The #MyNameIs hashtag takes off in response to the right’s continued mispronunciation of Senator Harris’ name.
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Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/business/media/new-york-post-hunter-biden.html

"The New York Post’s front-page article about Hunter Biden on Wednesday was written mostly by a staff reporter who refused to put his name on it, two Post employees said.

Bruce Golding, a reporter at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid since 2007, did not allow his byline to be used because he had concerns over the article’s credibility, the two Post employees said, speaking on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation.

Coming late in a heated presidential campaign, the article suggested that Joseph R. Biden Jr. had used his position to enrich his son Hunter when he was vice president. The Post based the story on photos and documents the paper said it had taken from the hard drive of a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden.

Many Post staff members questioned whether the paper had done enough to verify the authenticity of the hard drive’s contents, said five people with knowledge of the tabloid’s inner workings. Staff members also had concerns about the reliability of its sources and its timing, the people said."

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