Nearly two years after the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden exploited his dad now-President Joe Biden’s political connections for profit, the same corporate media that throttled coverage of the Biden family’s scandalous dealings are reluctantly admitting that Hunter’s abandoned laptop at the center of the controversy is legitimate.
Over the span of two weeks, both The New York Times and The Washington Post ran articles coyly confessing that the laptop — abandoned at a Delaware repair shop and later reported on by the New York Post and other conservative outlets and confirmed by his business associate — is indeed Hunter’s.
The NYT’s confession was conveniently buried under a mound of information about a federal investigation into Hunter’s taxes and The Washington Post’s admission is couched with language blaming “sloppy handling of the data” for a lack of full transparency and vetting.
Even though the same corporate media outlets that intentionally stifled the Hunter stories in 2020 have begun to acknowledge the laptop’s veracity, they don’t deserve praise for largely ignoring (and actively suppressing) the red flags about the Biden family business right before Biden was elected. The press’s sudden willingness to reveal already-reported details about the Biden family is no proper apology.
Only now, more than one year into Biden’s presidency, are the same publications that ran articles arguing that “we must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t” willing to report that thousands of emails and other documents left behind by the president’s son are legitimate and that some of the documents and communications on the Mac “illustrate the ways in which his family profited from relationships built over Joe Biden’s decades in public service.”
Documents and communications uncovered on Hunter’s laptop in 2020 indicated that the president’s son used his dad’s political power to leverage deals with oligarchs in Ukraine and China, and possibly even gave a cut of his foreign business dealings to Joe Biden, who is indicated by a reference to “the big guy” in a key cash and equity deal. Even before the laptop was discovered, Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley warned that Hunter’s shady business dealings could be potentially compromising for the then-Democratic presidential nominee.
One month before the 2020 election, however, the Democrats, corporate media, and Big Tech actively worked to conceal the damning story from the public and discredit and suppress any outlets that did report on it.
Shortly after the New York Post reported on the laptop, Politico rushed to publish a letter signed by dozens of former intelligence heads from the CIA, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, and more smearing the laptop story as “Russian disinformation.” These so-called “experts” admitted that they had never seen the laptop nor that they had any evidence to suggest that their “Russia, Russia, Russia” theory was accurate, but the letter quickly became the basis for the left to wage a censorship war on anyone and everyone who amplified the Hunter corruption narrative.
Even when current intelligence leaders confirmed that there was never any evidence that the Hunter laptop story was disinformation, Democrats and the media kept spreading the lie that the laptop was somehow not worth reporting on.
Despite a forensic analysis by a security researcher and former National Security Agency operative confirming what other outlets reported about the laptop nearly two years ago, WaPo still won’t admit that the Russian disinformation smear used by the retired intelligence community, corporate media, and Big Tech to justify throttling legitimate reporting on the Biden family business is completely false.
As a matter of fact, the publication goes out of its way to justify the argument used to intentionally downplay the findings on the laptop and mischaracterize them to save the elder Biden from criticism.
“Hackers sometimes create fake email accounts or gain access to authentic ones as part of disinformation campaigns — a possibility that cannot be ruled out with regard to the email files on Biden’s laptop,” WaPo noted shortly after claiming that “The Washington Post’s forensic findings are unlikely to resolve [the disinformation] debate, offering instead only the limited revelation that some of the data on the portable drive appears to be authentic.”
The New York Times and Washington Post are way too late to the game and do not deserve any praise for their perfunctory disclosure.
The corporate media spent months concealing important information from the public based on a phony accusation. The press may admit that Hunter’s laptop is legit, but don’t mistake their inch for a mile. The same people who knowingly bought into and spread the Russia collusion hoax colluded to deplatform and discredit their political and ideological enemies in the run-up to a highly-contested election. Only now, nearly two years later, have they begrudgingly confessed part of the truth. Their confession is nothing but a necessity as more information is revealed about the Biden family business which they are choosing to ignore.