Democrats, big tech, and media swept Hunter Biden's scandal under the carpet
The New York Post writes about how Biden's October 2020 laptop scandal was pinned on Russia, then buried in the media.
Facebook, Twitter, Politico, and beyond covered up, denied, and suppressed a "laptop scandal" attributed to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son. An article written by the New York Post shames the news outlets for their misleading narratives and writes, "You should be renting billboards saying, 'WE LIED'."
The lies propagated were described as the "most egregious" and "willful fake-news scam" of our time, where Politico called Biden's laptop scandal "Russian misinformation" and NPR called the "hoax" falsified by "many, many red flags." Facebook weighed in that the "hack and leak" operation had to be throttled.
The New York Post's Twitter account, upon reporting on Hunter Biden's story, was disabled and the stories were omitted from the platform - the alibi was a hacked materials policy, which, exclusively, applied itself only in this case.
A parallel of double standards stands: Twitter did not impose restrictions when it came to ex-US President Donald Trump's tax returns - which, could've possibly come from the hacked materials off the laptop and almost certainly were gotten through a criminal act, as leaking tax returns is against the law.
When the NYP unleashed details about the post, no one from Biden's side denied the report, and that's where US media outlets should have had headlined on their front page: “Biden team refuses to deny Hunter Biden laptop story."
If the matter at hand was really Russian disinformation and that Vladimir Putin really had made up the entire case, the Post argues that Biden would've at least said, "That's not my stuff."
In late 2020, Biden was subjected to federal investigation for "tax affairs" related to business dealings in Ukraine and China, and Fox News reported that he had failed to report $400,000 in income from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The announcement was preceded by a scandal in October 2020, when the New York Times published an article about two emails that the 52-year-old had supposedly received from a top Burisma executive while serving on the company's board of directors.
Burisma Board Advisor Vadym Pozharskyi allegedly asked Hunter Biden to "use [his] influence" to help the Ukrainian company gain political support in a May 2014 email, while Pozharskyi thanked the younger Biden for setting up a meeting with his father, then-US Vice President Joe Biden, in an April 2015 email.
The claimed emails were allegedly obtained from the hard disk of a damaged laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that was taken to a shop in his native state of Delaware for repairs.