‘Biden’s Boardwalk Bash’: Joe & Hunter Used Public Funds to Schmooze Reporters in Exchange for Favorable Coverage.


Dozens of reporters, journalists, and news anchors enjoyed a close-knit relationship with Joe Biden and his family, dating back to his Vice Presidency and linked to his private parties – thrown at taxpayer expense at the Vice President’s residence – known as “Biden Beach Boardwalk Bashes,” the National Pulse can reveal.

The news may go some way to explaining why CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and many others ignored the Hunter Biden laptop story of 2020.

The Boardwalk Bash.

The Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash was a pool party held in June at the Vice President’s Residence (VPR) on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory in northwest Washington, D.C. It was hosted by Joe and Jill Biden, with attendance by the entire Biden family, including Hunter.

According to White House visitor logs, dozens upon dozens of prominent Washington journalists were guests at this prestigious party three times—in 2011, 2014, and 2016. No reporters from right-leaning or conservative media outlets were invited.

An examination of the visitor logs suggests 2011 was the first year journalists were invited. And while invitations were extended for 2012 and 2013, none of the invitees were actually logged into the VPR. The event wasn’t held in 2015, as it fell soon after the funeral of Beau Biden.

Some reporters attended the pool party just once, while some attended all three times. Photos of the events appeared in the hallways of the West Wing.

Reporters brought their kids to hang out with Joe and Hunter.

Kid Gloves.

Few outlets have reported on the parties, and that’s how D.C. reporters wanted it.

Biden would often say things like: “You do something for my kids, I’m in your debt forever.” Well, Joe Biden did something for these journalists and their kids in bringing them to the VPR, and what did he get in return? The most accommodating news coverage in the history of presidential elections. Remember Tara Reade? Most Americans don’t.

CBS anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Norah O’Donnell, along with her husband and children, attended all three pool parties – perhaps once of the reasons she was so accommodating to President Biden in her pre-Super Bowl interview.


Far worse than a corporate media love fest, O’Donnell’s heavily edited interview (20 minutes of camera time cut to 12 minutes of air time to cover for Biden’s fumblings) traded on her family’s personal relationship with President Biden’s family to offer him softball questions, capped off with her countenancing his lie about his past engagements with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“Why haven’t you called Xi Jinping?” O’Donnell asked reasonably enough.

Within three sentences, Joe Biden, the questionably elected President of the United States, told Norah O’Donnell, her Super Bowl-sized audience, and most importantly, the Chinese Communist Party that “I probably spent more time with Xi Jinping, I’m told, than any world leader has because I—I had 24-25 hours of private meetings with him when I was vice president.”

This is a lie. Nothing more than a cowardly Joe Biden falsehood to minimize the true extent of his ties to Xi Jinping and the CCP.

Beijing Biden.

How do I know it’s a lie? I went to China went with then-Vice President Biden twice (in 2011 and 2013) when he met specifically with Xi Jinping. I was also in when the two men met in 2012. There were, as well, several meetings between the two in Washington during then-Vice President Biden’s tenure. As the CCP knows, they spent a lot more time together than 24 hours.

Let’s address Joe’s lie of how he characterizes his relationship with Xi.

Here’s a sample of Joe Biden in 2012 bragging about his special time with his buddy then-Vice President Xi Jinping: “I would venture to say, if we added up the hours in the last six months, the Vice President [Xi] and I have probably spent 20 hours alone in conversation.”

Get that Biden addition? Twenty glorious one-on-one hours in only six months!

And that was before Joe’s second trip to China in 2013 (the one Hunter freeloaded on) or the numerous meetings they had in Washington during visits Xi made as president.

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As Joe’s former stenographer, I can attest that, when he wanted to impress a crowd with his ties to Xi, he would brag repeatedly about the over “40 hours” he’d spent with him. He loved telling crowds he was the world leader who was on best terms with Xi Jinping.

Biden lied about his conversations with Xi.

Of course, Joe was also perfectly willing to reduce that number to suit his audience if they were from, say, Japan or Korea.

But then came President Trump’s tough trade measures with China, which most everyday Americans and many Asians appreciated. It was only the elitists and the Chinese who wanted them ended.


So when Norah O’Donnell asked, Joe lied. And Norah obliged.

How is this not propaganda? Thanks to Norah O’Donnell’s compromised journalism, the CCP knows what her viewers and reasonable Americans don’t—that Joe Biden during his vice presidency spent way more than “24-25 hours” in private conversations with Xi Jinping.

This isn’t just sloppy journalism; this is isn’t just a compromised president inviting further CCP encroachment; this is intentional elitist deceit that occurred because this “journalist” has a secretive personal relationship with President Biden.

This is unacceptable, and if CBS News had any integrity, Norah O’Donnell would be fired.

So now we have Joe Biden, a president, who has to lie about his past association with Xi.

But was something as mundane as a pool party that special? D.C. reporters certainly thought so.

In an off-camera moment just before she was to interview Vice President Joe Biden, I heard her express in hushed tones what a wonderful time she and her family had had at the Biden’s pool parties, and the Vice President was glad to hear it.

From that moment on I knew that these Biden pool parties were a “point of personal privilege” for the handpicked journalists who received an invite. Who got invites and who didn’t? Well, that depended on how you covered Biden and his family.

Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick is a former White House stenographer and the author of Fifteen Years A Deplorable: A White House Memoir, as well as Joe Biden Unauthorized. Mike lives with his wife and children in the Washington D.C., metro area.

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