Biden campaign demands news channels stop booking Giuliani

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE's presidential campaign called on news executives to stop booking Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiOusted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week Sunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE as a guest on news programs.

Two top Biden campaign advisers in a letter addressed the leaders of news and cable networks and some anchors, saying that Giuliani's appearances on news networks are giving the lawyer and his "false, debunked conspiracy theories" undeserved credibility, The Daily Beast first reported. The letter has since been shared on social media.

ADVERTISEMENT

"While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough," the letter says. "By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation."

The Biden advisers — Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield — argue that "Giuliani is not a public official, and holds no public office that would entitle him to opine on the nation’s airwaves."

"While you have been aggressive in pushing back on him in real time, it is well known that the dedicated liar always has the advantage, pushing out outlandish falsehoods and disinformation in the knowledge that it is hard for the corrections to catch up," the letter reads, according to The Daily Beast. 

The Hill has reached out to the Biden campaign for comment. 

The president's lawyer responded to The Daily Beast in a text saying the letter "sounds like the usual left wing censorship."

"Everything I say is supported by such as today, affidavits and statements," Giuliani said. "They are the ones who have covered up pay for play for at least 5 years."

Recipients of the letter included NBC President Noah Oppenheim, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky, CNN President Jeff Zucker, CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCarson calls for local leaders to 'condemn vandalization of statues,' 'dismantle autonomous zones' Officials couldn't reach Trump on golf course to delete retweet of video showing man chanting 'white power': report Democratic officials, governors push for nationwide mask mandate as administration defends state-by-state approach MORE, NBC's Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record Cuomo: Trump administration 'in denial' about coronavirus 'problem' Arkansas governor urges 'consistent national message' on wearing masks MORE and Fox News's Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceDC delegate: Congress took up police reform due to 'impatience in the streets' Activist: Stop vilifying protesters and try to understand why they are fighting Ex-CDC director: 'No doubt' coronavirus 'has the upper hand' MORE, according to The Daily Beast.

Giuliani appeared on ABC's "This Week" and CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday morning, centering most of his interviews on accusing Biden and his son of corrupt involvement in the Ukraine. 

"I am defending my client the best way I know how," Giuliani said on "This Week." "This is not about getting Joe Biden in trouble. This is about proving that Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats." 

As of now, there is no evidence to support Giuliani's assertions that Biden or his son participated in corruption in the Ukraine.