As many have expected, Joe Biden is unwilling to give answers when questioned about the latest allegations against his son Hunter. He flat out refused to give a direct response to the bombshell information that has been released by the New York Post, which claims to show how his son used his connection with the administration to get lucrative business dealings, particularly in Ukraine, where he was appointed a board member of the gas conglomerate Burisma.

CBS Reporter Bo Erickson asked him about the story as he was about to leave Michigan Friday night. Erickson asked him about the story that Hunter introduced Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma adviser, to then vice president Biden, who was also in charge of American policy towards Ukraine at the time. “I know you’d ask it. I have no response. It’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask,” Biden replied in anger.

Other CBS reporters have come out in defense of their colleague who was just doing his job. It really was important to get Biden’s take on the issue as it is clearly affecting his campaign. Other mainstream media outlets have refused to cover the controversial story. Facebook and Twitter have even censored the links to the story in an attempt to play it down and cover it up. The Democrats and their media allies are still hoping that the public would not notice it. CBS has given a free pass to Biden in the past but at least its reporters, in this case, are doing their job.

The Biden campaign has denied that the former vice president ever met Pozharskyi officially, but it has not denied that he has met the Ukrainian in another capacity. “We have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said. That means that they could have met “unofficially.”

It has become normal for Joe Biden to lash out whenever someone asks him a difficult question. This has happened before, especially with regular voters who might challenge him and his policies. It has revealed a petty side of the candidate which does not function well under criticism.