Saturday, January 25, 2020
This is called "begging the question" and it means that the conclusion is assumed in the premise. It's found more and more in the MSM today as they morph into Democrat operatives with bylines. In this article David Bauder operates as a Democrat shill.
Similarly, those who followed a conservative media diet were much more likely to believe the false narrative that former Vice President Joe Biden called for a Ukrainian prosecutor’s removal to protect his son from being investigated.
First, it is literally true that Biden got a Ukrainian prosecutor removed by threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless he was fired within 6 hours.
The prosecutor was fired.
The prosecutor was investigating corruption at Burisma.
Here's a report from The Hill, and one from Big League Politics.
From Fox News:
The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that was linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to details of that interview that were handed over to Congress by the State Department’s inspector general Wednesday.
Fox News obtained a copy of Giuliani’s notes from his January 2019 interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in which he claimed that his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.”
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.
So, who are you going to believe: the prosecutor, Joe Biden when he said he wanted to prosecutor fired, or David Bauder?