Alyssa Farah Griffin calls media focus on Hunter Biden and Trump trials ‘convoluted distraction’, Internet slams her ‘double standard’

Alyssa Farah Griffin calls media focus on Hunter Biden and Trump trials ‘convoluted distraction’, Internet slams her ‘double standard’
'The View' co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin criticized the media for their coverage of the Donald Trump and Hunter Biden trials (ABC, Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: On the Tuesday, June 4, episode of ABC's 'The View,' co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin voiced her frustration with the media's coverage of the trials involving Donald Trump and Hunter Biden, arguing that this focus was diverting attention away from issues that truly matter to Americans.

Following three days of intense debate over Donald Trump's conviction on 34 felony counts, the media shifted its focus to highlight the felony charges leveled against Hunter Biden as his trial commenced on June 3.

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Alyssa Farah Griffin's frustration over media coverage of Donald Trump and Hunter Biden trials

During the show, Griffin highlighted the recent guilty verdict against Trump by a Manhattan jury and Hunter Biden's current legal troubles, facing three felony firearm offenses related to a 2018 gun purchase in Delaware.

"I am frustrated, that this election cycle, the media coverage feels like it’s trial this, conviction this, this trial, him walking into the courtroom. Why aren’t we talking about what people care about, their ability to afford utilities this summer, the economy, addressing border security? It just becomes this convoluted distraction that I worry is making people tune out the news and not wanting to be engaged politically," she said. 

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Alyssa Farah Griffin laments the media is not focusing on real issues (ABC)

Jumping into the conversation, co-host Joy Behar contended that people tend to disengage when the media discusses the achievements of President Biden's administration.

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'The View' co-hosts debate over people's preferences

Sara Haines, one of the co-hosts, suggested that the media coverage of the trials was aligning with the current demand, citing an article that discussed people's preference for negative news. She indicated that the media was merely responding to what Americans desired to engage with.

"I feel that because of what we see in the media, that we are meant to believe that everyone everywhere is in their feelings," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, responding to Haines.

Joy Behar argued supporting Sunny Hostin that people tune out when the media talks about the accomplishments of President Biden's administration (ABC)
Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin talk about what kind of news people prefer nowadays (ABC)

"I think really everyone everywhere is just trying to get through their day. So everybody, just one foot in front of the other," Goldberg added. 

During an earlier segment of the discussion, Sunny Hostin, another co-host, expressed her indifference towards Hunter being on trial, stating that it reflected the functioning of the country as intended.

Whoopi Goldberg said that thepeople are meant to believe that everyone everywhere is in their feelings as Sara Haines agreed  (ABC)
'The View' hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines (ABC)

"There are 80 million Americans that have purchased firearms. Only about a thousand a year are investigated. Twelve were prosecuted. That is 0.09% of the cases. Less than 1% of the cases are investigated but guess what, Hunter is one of them and I say that’s how this country should be," she said.

Hostin added she expected Hunter to receive a drug diversion charge.

Internet reacts as Alyssa Farah Griffin slams media coverage of trials

Griffin's criticism of the media's focus on Hunter Biden and Trump's trials has sparked controversy with many viewers accusing her of hypocrisy and "double standards".

A viewer expressed, "She’s pathetic too."

In a similar fashion, another observer added, "Honestly, it feels like both sides use these stories to distract from bigger issues."

Furthermore, a viewer pointed out, "After she covered the trump trial for 3 weeks straight."

Joining the discussion, a follower shared, "Why she never said this during any of the Trump madness but now that it’s her guy let’s stop talking about it. In any event it’s a presidents son how can that be ignored."

A remark underscored, "Tired of the view and their liberal bs."

Similarly, another comment echoed, "Fake woman."

Delving deeper into the topic, an individual elaborated, "Such a double standard on The view it was day and night coverage of Donald Trump."








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