English actor and comedian Russell Brand ripped the corporate media’s collusion with Silicon Valley tech giants as “troubling” in his latest video podcast Thursday featuring independent journalist Glenn Greenwald.
In the episode, Brand and Greenwald highlight the media’s reflexive lurch to dispute blockbuster revelations surrounding the Biden family which emerged last fall in the heat of the presidential campaign. Twitter and Facebook notoriously censored stories related to the reporting and blocked links to the New York Post’s stories.
“I’m not a pro-Republican person, I don’t see myself that way,” Brand said, “However, it seems to me – what reason is Hunter Biden sat on the board of an energy company in Ukraine? What reason is James Biden sat on the board, or receiving payments from an energy company in China?”
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, and James Biden, Joe’s brother, each reportedly profited from lucrative overseas business ventures leveraging the family name to land high-dollar deals which presented grave conflicts of interest in the process. Brand said the Biden’s overseas connections should be public knowledge. He continued:
We’re talking about sleaze, corruption, financial misdemeanors, and relationships between corporations, big business, and politicians. For me, revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in Ukraine, energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling. That should be public knowledge. And it’s even more troubling that Twitter, and Facebook, and the media at large deliberately kept it out of the new because they didn’t want it to influence the election.
While Joe Biden was vice president, Hunter served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, with a reputation for corruption, raking in upwards of $50,000 a month despite no prior experience. While Hunter Biden’s position on the board had already been well known and emphasized throughout President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, the New York Post published a new bombshell in October revealing the Democratic nominee had been lying when he made repeated claims he never discussed his son’s overseas business ventures with either Hunter, “or with anyone else.” Joe Biden even fat-shamed a voter at an Iowa town hall who pressed the candidate on the issue.
Emails from a laptop which evidently belonged to Hunter Biden, which Hunter revealed in April this year “certainly” could be his after Democrats and legacy media declared it Russian disinformation, revealed Hunter introduced his vice president father to a Burisma senior adviser named Vadym Pozharski and the three had an in-person meeting.
Twitter and Facebook suppressed the Post’s reporting, and the paper’s account was even locked on Twitter for weeks. Democrats embraced their routine storyline of Russian disinformation in order to smear the disparaging revelations. On-the-record statements from the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State declared they knew for a fact that it was not Russian disinformation.
Greenwald, who co-founded The Intercept in 2014, resigned from the paper shortly after in the midst of the election when editors refused to publish Greenwald’s criticisms of the Democrat nominee and the Biden family’s potentially criminal conflicts of interest.