Accuracy in Media

Author Peter Schweizer, known for his book on the Clintons during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle, has published another book on liberal political corruption.

This time, Schweizer took on the Obamas and the Bidens, claiming that their friends and relatives benefited from the Obama White House policies as they had inside information on upcoming regulations and punitive measures on certain industries.

Only conservative media outlets covered this book, such as Townhall and the Washington Examiner. Mainstream media outlets failed to mention the book’s release in March.

The Examiner reported one such claim from Schweizer’s book on the alleged corruption in the Obama White House:

The book highlighted Marty Nesbitt and Harreld Kirkpatrick III, both former basketball players and close friends of the Obamas, who launched their private equity investment firm Vistria in sync with Obama’s re-election in 2012.

Unlike other investment funds that avoid highly regulated industries, Vistria was specifically focused on the fields that Obama was busy regulating.

“A curious pattern began to emerge,” Schweizer said in his book. “Obama and his administration would attack industries with government power, which led to substantially lower valuations for these companies. Nesbitt and Vistria, or others close to Obama, could then acquire those assets for pennies on the dollar.”

Given the media’s coverage of Schweizer’s previous book, it is unusual how little reporting this one has received — especially considering it involves claims surrounding a former president and his vice president.

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