Progressive commentator Kyle Kulinski took to Twitter Sunday, October 25, to parallel the purported failure of the Hunter Biden story to the Democrats' pre-2016 election attempts to harm Donald Trump with the Access Hollywood tape that showed him having a lewd conversation with Billy Bush.
"Trump people are trying to do to Biden what was done to Trump with the Access Hollywood tape," he tweeted.
"Voters simply don't care about Hunter's personal pics or sex tape if they think Joe is more likely to keep job here and defeat covid."
As with this scandal, the Access Hollywood video came as an October surprise in the lead-up to Election Day, The Boston Globe reported.
According to the YouTube host, Biden's personal life is not enough of a significant issue to prevent voters from voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Kulinski appears to suggest the Democrat is tracking well with voters due to their purported belief he would run a more effective presidency than Trump and successfully deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The scandal centers around a laptop that allegedly belongs to the former vice president's son. Emails on the device suggest profiteering from business interests in China. As The Inquisitr reported, multiple reports indicated the computer also contains child pornography.
Although Kulinski doesn't believe the story is landing, he argued in a previous tweet that the reporting on the claims has inadvertently increased public interest in them nonetheless.
"The media made the Hunter Biden story much bigger than it should've been by running cover on it! I saw it and had passed on it for my show because there's no new information there, just pictures that violated privacy. We already knew the Burisma stuff."He continued to claim the censoring of the story increased its visibility. He is referring to social media censorship of the original New York Post piece on the laptop, which received backlash from Republicans as well as some Democrats who claimed the move set a bad precedent for journalism and freedom of speech.
Fellow progressive commentator Emma Vigeland — who is also on the Young Turks Network — appeared to agree with Kulinski's sentiments.
"The Hunter Biden attacks just aren't landing," she tweeted.
Vigeland claimed the "traditionally well oiled" right-wing media apparatus has failed to harness the story for the purpose they wanted and, like her fellow commentator, believes it isn't as effective amid a pandemic and economic depression.