NYT’s Confirmation of Hunter Biden’s Laptop Story: How the Media Cheat the People
On Oct. 14, 2020, about two weeks before the US presidential elections in November that year, the New York Post (the country’s oldest newspaper) broke a story about emails recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop that showed he had shady business dealings with the Chinese, Ukrainian, Russian and other foreign powers and served as a bag man for his dad. More files from the laptop circulated online showed that he was a drug addict and involved in questionable sexual activities with prostitutes and minors (with many pornographic images) to illustrate.
Some journalists, like Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept and Tucker Carlson of Fox News, dug dipper and corroborated The Post story, pointing out its implications for the candidacy of Joe Biden in the elections, not just because some emails on the laptop implicated him in his son’s business dealings but his son’s activities would open him up to blackmail and pose a security threat to the US. UK’s Daily Mail newspaper also authenticated the contents of the laptop.
Tucker even brought a former business associate of Hunter, Tony Bobulinski, who confirmed the contents of some of the emails and expressed his willingness to speak to the FBI on the matter. The FBI, which already knew about the laptop, did not report any meaningful outcome of its investigation into its contents or express any security concerns on Biden’s candidacy.
The mainstream media rejected the story in unison, without any investigation, and labelled it Russian disinformation. Some 50 US ex-intelligence officers also signed a letter claiming that the laptop story had the marks of Russian state tradecraft.
The Post was censored for it, locked out of its Twitter account and asked to delete the story. Glenn Greenwald was kicked out of Intercept which he co-founded. The likes of Christine Amanpour won’t even allow Hunter’s laptop to be mentioned in her programme saying the contents couldn’t be verified, which was totally incorrect because The Post had used the proper metrics to authenticate the information on the laptop before breaking the story. In one fiery exchange, Leslie Stahl of NBC’s 60 minutes shut down then candidate Donald Trump who maintained that the story was a huge scandal which the media should investigate and report on because Biden was running for the highest office in the land. She more or less said the story, which conservatives called October surprise capable of winning the election for Trump, baseless and inconsequential.
Anyone who mentioned the story was called a Russian asset, a desperate Trump supporter and suffered censorship penalties or got kicked out entirely from social media.
On the contrary, blue check Democrats helped amplify the narrative that the laptop story was Russian disinformation and had a field day discrediting it and those who insisted it was true on social media, in press op-eds and as guests on news networks.
But now, 13 months after Biden’s inauguration, the New York Times releases a story confirming that the critical contents of the laptop, which The Post called smoking gun emails, were authentic.
This is essentially what the media have been doing: bury true information that should guide people in their choices and publicise lies that mislead the public, which they quietly retract after the harm is done.
According to another article in The Post by Australian writer and columnist, Miranda Devine, “The coordinated censorship of America’s oldest newspaper — with more than 80 million readers online alone — amounted to election interference.
“If the full story of the Bidens’ international influence-peddling scheme had been told before the election, polls indicate it may have affected the result. Almost 50 percent of Biden voters knew nothing about Hunter’s laptop scandal, according to polling conducted after the election by the Media Research Center, and almost 10 percent said they would not have voted for Biden had they known.”
The NYT story, published on March 16, 2022, reveals (too late, I might add) that the FBI had been investigating Hunter Biden since his dad’s days as VP under President Barack Obama. The story states that, “The investigation, which began as a tax inquiry … widened in 2018 to include possible criminal violations of tax laws, as well as foreign lobbying and money laundering rules ….” Well, wouldn’t it have been nice for voters to have learnt that tidbit from the media whose job it is to find such things out? Rather, they made a concerted effort to suppress the story.
Yet, this story is not an isolated case. Think about all the hullabaloo about Russian collusion, Trump pressuring Zelensky to find dirt on Biden, bounties on US troops in Afghanistan and recently, the insistence that masks work against COVID, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are dangerous to humans, vaccines will stop infection and transmission of COVID …. The list goes on and on.
The motto of the New York Times is, “”All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But the question is, “When do you print the news?” The answer seems to be, “When It Suits Our Agenda.” Even when it’s no longer news apparently, as this case shows.
The mainstream media has become the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and so what they push is the narrative that favours the party. Everything else is quashed. And this basically means that Democrats impeached Trump for drawing attention to crimes, evidence of which the media helped them bury in order to elect a guy culpable for those crimes.
But I’m willing to go out on a limb here and conjecture that as that party’s operatives, it appears the media want to set the stage for Biden’s removal. That is probably why the NYT, as the media class captain, is conveniently giving its imprimatur at this time to this OLD story that clearly shows that Joe Biden is compromised, through his son, Hunter.