The ABC is silent amid growing criticism of its town hall with Joe Biden after two of those present who asked questions of the Democratic nominee were recognized as speechwriter Obama and the wife of a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat.
One of the inquirers was Nathan Osbourne, who worked in the Public Affairs Office in the Obama-Biden Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration.
Osbourne’s profession was listed as “communication” on the chart, and his hometown was Philadelphia.
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Another interviewer was Mike Heck, who was identified by ABC as a physical therapist at Pennsylvania State College.
Hack is also the wife of Ezra Nanes, who in 2018 ran for Republican Majority Leader from the Pennsylvania Senate Jake Corman. Nanes is currently a member of the Center County Democratic Committee.
Nanes praised his wife’s appearance at the town hall on Twitter.
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“Our children and I are so proud of our @MiekeHaeck for her courage in asking this question @JoeBiden, and so grateful to our next President for his caring and determined response to the support of transgender people and all LGBTQ people,” Nanes wrote.
After receiving a comment, ABC News directed Fox News to the statements of the town hall moderator George Stefanopoulos at the beginning of the event.
“Some are voting for [Biden], some said they were voting for President Trump, some are still undecided, and we will try to take questions from as many people as possible tonight, “Stefanopoulos told viewers.
ABC News declined to comment further.
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Fox News contacted the Biden, Osbourne and Heck campaign for comment, but did not immediately respond.
Stefanopoulos, a former White House director of communications for Bill Clinton, was also criticized for failing to ask Joe Biden about the New York Post’s explosive report on Hunter Biden, his foreign business relationship, and their potential relationship with his then-vice father. vice president. President Biden.
This is not the first time ABC has landed in hot water during one of its events at City Hall. Last month, The Washington Free Beacon reported that at least two of the so-called “non-compulsory voters” who ran in its town hall with President Trump were involved in liberal political activity or criticized the president on social media.
One of them, Ellesia Blake, a professor at Cutztown University, who pinned President Trump on health care, expressed her intention to take part in Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign in a tweet in January 2019. In other tweets, Blake called the president “pathetic,” “a jerk,” a “pig,” and a “pig.” Meanwhile, on her Facebook page, she calls herself a “liberal democrat.”
Another was Pastor in Philadelphia Carl Day, whom ABC News also described as a “reluctant” voter, but only wrote on Twitter last month that he “never supported Trump and will not now. What I will do is call them out of their stupidity.” “.
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In another tweet, Day mentioned Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” as a time when “Russians did what they were told in all areas, had no audacity to try to introduce white [sic] and did not talk to the cops. “Day also suggested that Trump was a” villain. “
During City Hall, Day pressed Trump with his catchphrase MAGA, asking him when America “was great for African Americans in the American ghetto” and whether he knew “how deaf it sounds in African American communities.”
Tyler Olson and Brian Flood participated in this report.