A shocking scandal about then-candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter and the incriminating evidence found on his laptop broke in an October surprise that was largely ignored. Had it been about a Republican candidate’s son, it would have been the only thing the media talked about then.
Now that the election is over and the coast is clear for the president-elect, some networks suddenly stopped the coordinated coverup and have begun to at least acknowledge that Hunter Biden is under investigation.
However, they are still downplaying the extent of the scandal, with ABC vaguely referencing the investigation and CBS mentioning that the younger Biden’s “tax affairs” are under investigation.
It’s an improvement from their previous suppression of the New York Post scoop in mid-October, however. According to Breitbart’s Joel Pollak, Facebook and Twitter actively suppressed the Post’s expose that revealed how Hunter Biden used his father’s political influence when he introduced then-vice president Biden to a Burisma official. It may not be coincidence that despite having no prior or relevant experience, Hunter Biden was later paid $50,000 to sit on the board of the Ukrainian energy company.
The Post soon dropped another bombshell about Hunter Biden’s shady dealings in China and possible kickbacks going to his father. Still, Big Tech and the mainstream media stuck with the narrative that what President Donald Trump called “the laptop from Hell” — the device that contained emails and other evidence of his potentially criminal activities — was actually a Russian misinformation campaign. Facebook took to adding warnings to the news outlet and other users’ posts about it, while Twitter locked the Post out of its account entirely.
The mainstream media continued to dismiss the allegations, pretending there was simply no merit. Trump campaign’s Deputy Director of Communications for Rapid Response Matt Wolking tweeted a clip from Lesley Stahl’s pre-election CBS’ “60 Minutes” interview with Trump making that point.
Here’s Lesley Stahl insisting Joe Biden is not in the midst of a scandal at the exact moment that federal authorities were investigating his son and brother for their foreign business deals and potential money laundering https://t.co/Dm1prJxhlp
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) December 11, 2020
Of course CNN, Washington Post, MSNBC, Politico, the New York Times and other outlets stuck with the story that the allegations were completely false then as well. It was only after Hunter Biden finally acknowledged the investigation that the CNN ran a story Wednesday about the laptop and its connection to an investigation, again characterizing the scandal just about his taxes (though the outlet acknowledged an inquiry about a gift from a Chinese energy company official as well)
Fox News, covered the story on the network, dropped the ball when network host Chris Wallace called the information from the laptop “completely unverified.” Many Republicans thought Wallace blew it when he moderated the first presidential debate, so maybe it isn’t so shocking the he’d take the same stance as his comrades in the leftist media. Another right-leaning outlet, the Daily Beast, similarly had mixed coverage on the issue.
Conservatives are leaving even previously-safe networks over their botching of the 2020 election. The Hunter Biden story is the tip of a miles-deep iceberg of media corruption and Big Tech collusion against the right. Now that the story is at least finally cracking through mainstream media, the rest of America may finallyl see how they’ve been kept in the dark and manipulated to just hear whatever helps the left-wing agenda.