Hunter Biden, the scandal-laden son of President Joe Biden, is scheduled to lecture students at Tulane University as part of a course on media polarization and “fake news.”
The facts: The president’s son is slated to be a guest speaker in a 10-week course on “Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts,” Fox News reported.
- According to the class’ description, students will embark on a survey of “the current state of the media landscape in the United States and how media polarization, fake news and the economics of the new business impact public policymaking in Washington D.C.”
- Hunter Biden is one of 10-guest speakers who will take part.
- New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and former White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx are also among the guest speakers slated to participate in the course.
The context: Biden’s personal behavior and struggles with addiction, as well as his controversial dealings with foreign corporations, have come under intense scrutiny amid his father’s ascendance to the presidency.
- In March 2020, Biden reached a paternity suit settlement with the mother of his fifth child, who is not directly mentioned in his recently released memoirs.
- The paternity suit settlement allowed Biden to continue hiding details about his finances, including his lucrative $50,000-per-month deal with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma.
- Last October, Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani obtained a hard drive from a laptop allegedly belonging to Biden, which purportedly contained emails exposing the nefarious nature of his father’s dealings in Ukraine and other damaging material.