Megyn Kelly slammed the media for not asking enough questions about Hunter Biden’s business dealings – pointing out that the September 2020 presidential debate moderator silenced Donald Trump when he tried to pressure Joe Biden on the question.
Hunter Biden’s business dealings have become a lightning rod for criticism of Joe Biden, and Kelly said the media has failed to question the Bidens on the issue.
Speaking on the latest episode of her podcast, which aired Tuesday, Kelly said she was shocked when Chris Wallace — her former Fox News colleague and September 2020 debate moderator — refused to allow Trump to grill Biden on Hunter’s businesses.
“He brought up Hunter’s corruption, and I remember him being shut down by Chris Wallace at the time,” Kelly said.
“It was remarkable.”
Megyn Kelly on Tuesday accused the media of shielding Joe Biden from questions about his son Hunter — pointing out that Chris Wallace, while moderating a September 2020 presidential debate, refused to let Donald Trump ask Biden about his son.
Kelly, who moderated debates in 2015 and 2016 and sparred with Trump, said it was good to allow candidates to argue with each other.
She said Tuesday she was shocked that Wallace wouldn’t let Trump ask Biden about his son.
“He wouldn’t let Trump berate Joe Biden,” Kelly said.
“He wouldn’t let it hit him. “Give me a real answer.” I don’t believe what you say. Great. Let Joe Biden hold on. Let Joe Biden fight.
“Let Trump say, ‘That’s not true. He didn’t do that? Give me an answer.’
“He continued to protect Joe Biden.”
Kelly referenced the September 2020 presidential debate, moderated by Chris Wallace, during which Trump barely allowed Biden to answer questions.
Moderator Chris Wallace attempted to maintain order during the September 29, 2020 event in Cleveland
Kelly said Wallace’s behavior supported his belief that the 2020 election was “rigged” because it leaned in Biden’s favor.
“From the laptop lies and the shutting down, of course, of the New York Post reporting to this moment, right here, on the presidential debate stage, with millions of eyes watching the two candidates debate ‘an issue that the mainstream media would not cover.
“So Trump brought it up and tried to have a debate with the guy about it. It’s not unfair. He’s right there. Let him answer for himself. That’s fine. You can have a quick round trip.
“And he (Chris Wallace) just kept shutting it down, shutting it down.”
Kelly’s guest, DailyMail.com columnist Maureen Callahan, agreed and said the media “has its thumb on the scale all the time.”
Callahan added: “It was so obvious what was happening.”
She said there was “a protection, like a force field around Joe Biden – don’t ruffle his feathers, let’s help him get through this election, so we can get back to normal.”
Callahan said the media had protected “a proven liar, a plagiarist, a fabulist.”
DailyMail.com columnist Maureen Callahan appeared on Kelly’s show Tuesday and agreed that the media was “protecting” Biden.
Kelly nodded and said a similar situation occurred when Trump tried to raise the issue of Hunter Biden’s business dealings on 60 Minutes.
“You have to feel compassion for Trump. He tried. He exposed himself with 60 Minutes, adversarial media on the debate stage trying to raise the issue at every turn.
“The response from the left-wing press was ‘No.’ You can’t even talk about it.
Kelly’s criticism of Wallace contrasts with his response at the time.
In October 2020, she said Wallace should have done even more to silence Trump and prevent him from interrupting Biden.
“In the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden, Wallace needed a mute button,” she said. People review.
“And even more, he had to control the cameras. I would have said, “I won’t anchor it unless you make sure I have control of the cameras and microphones.” And it’s a tool you only need and should use once. Twice at most.
“But constantly interrupting is too disruptive for viewers.
“That’s what I represent here.
“So I’m going to keep their backs protected, and when you get out of control, that’s what I’m going to do.”