'Biden Crime Family' Compared to 'The Sopranos' by Guest on Rupert Murdoch News Channel

A guest on a Rupert Murdoch-owned news channel referred to the Hunter Biden email accusations as "the biggest story of [his] lifetime," while also comparing the Biden family to The Sopranos.

The New York Post, another publication owned by the media tycoon, this week published an article claiming to report emails between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son Hunter and a Ukrainian business associate thanking the former vice president's son for arranging a meeting with his father in April 2015, and urging him to use his "influence" in May 2014.

The story has led to the Trump administration pushing the narrative that Biden acted corruptly during his time as vice president to benefit Hunter's business interests in Ukraine and China. The Biden campaign has dismissed such claims and no substantive evidence has come forward to confirm claims the former vice president acted corruptly.

U.S. Commentator Christopher Stear appeared on Murdoch's Sky New Australia today where he made the comparison between the Biden family and the fictional New Jersey mafia family from the acclaimed HBO series.

"It's the biggest political story of my lifetime," Stear told Sky News.

Joe Biden and Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden and Joe Biden attend the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Teresa Kroeger/Getty

"It shows the Biden—to paraphrase Rudy Giuliani, the 'Biden Crime Family' to be explicitly involved for decades in using Joe Biden's position to leverage money from countries. First, from Iraq, second from China, third again, we see from Ukraine, in the 100s of millions.

"It's not one of those 'go away stories.' The shame of it."

Stear went on to criticize what he called the "media left" for not reporting on the story enough.

"The left, the media left is hardly reporting it. It's a real story with real evidence and it's being held by the FBI. It's the biggest story that we've seen in many years," he said.

He went on to say: "It's a bit like the Soprano family, but probably worse.

"You've got Joe Biden on tape, admitting in front of an audience that he blackmailed the Ukranian government into sacking the prosecutor who was investigating into his son's dealings where he was getting up tp about $180,000 a mont for sitting on a board that e knew nothing about at the time, when he was a desperately ill drug addict."

Stear added: "If that's not buying influence, I don't know what is."

Both Facebook and Twitter moved to restrict the Post article when it was published on Wednesday, with Facebook restricting the article's reach until it could undergo a rigorous fact-checking process. Twitter initially said it was blocked due to its policy on hacked material, but the company's CEO Jack Dorsey has since said the decision was "wrong."

Stear's comments come amid reports that Murdoch has predicted a landslide win for Biden on November 3.

The Daily Beast reports that the Australian billionaire, whose media outlets have been supportive of the president over the past four years, is disgusted by Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the States and that he told an associate "after all that has gone on, people are ready for Sleepy Joe."