Since news broke that the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Fox News has incessantly invoked Hunter Biden and Hillary Clinton in its reporting.
The network has mentioned Biden at least 58 times and Clinton at least 46 times since 7 p.m. ET yesterday while MSNBC and CNN each mentioned Biden at least once and Clinton at least 13 and 8 times, respectively.
Fox contributors and guests were quick to bring up Biden and Clinton in conversations about the breaking news. Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox contributor Lara Trump ignorantly claimed that “nobody bats an eyelash about” Clinton deleting emails. On Fox & Friends, former Trump acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker complained that there is “a continued two-tiered system of justice where people like Hunter Biden, Hillary Clinton, and others get away, it appears, with nothing for consequences for their activities.”
The FBI investigation reportedly centers on the mishandling of presidential records, and possibly classified documents, brought to Trump’s home after his presidential term ended. The National Archives, which handles all such material, previously recovered 15 boxes from the estate.
Media Matters searched transcripts in the Kinetiq video database for all original programming on CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC for either of the terms “Hillary Clinton” or “Hunter Biden” from 7 p.m. ET August 8, 2022, through noon ET August 9, 2022.
We counted each instance of each term as a single mention.