Bill Maher, the host of the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said last week that the media is not covering the Hunter Biden scandals as much as they would if they involved Donald Trump Jr.
Maher made the remarks during an interview on MSNBC with Ari Melber while discussing controversies surrounding both the former and current U.S. presidents.
“I don’t understand how they can equate this equivalency between Trump and Biden,” he said. “Do I love everything about Biden? No. But I just don’t understand how they can look at what Trump did — now, does the Hunter Biden scandal stink? It really does. It stinks to the high heavens.”
“That’s real corruption there, that a lot of the Left-wing media will not cover,” he continued. “But it’s nothing like what Trump did. There’s just no equivalency to be — you can say, whataboutism for anything, but… you just can’t tell unlike things apart, if you see that the same way.”
Maher also talked about how coverage would be different if Hunter Biden was a Republican.
“But they also shouldn’t cover up what — I mean, if Don Jr. had done the things that Hunter Biden did, it would be every day,” he said. “If they found cocaine in the White House, whose could it be? Who does cocaine around here? We can’t figure it out.”
Maher was referring to a series of scandals involving Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. These scandals include Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, as well as his alleged drug use and financial problems.
Maher’s comments were echoed by some other media critics, who also accused the media of giving Hunter Biden preferential treatment.
“The media is burying the Hunter Biden story,” said one critic. “They’re afraid of alienating their liberal audience.”