The media think you are stupid. That’s probably not a revelation, but it’s being made especially apparent over the last few days following the bombshell release of Hunter Biden’s emails.
Things have progressed quickly since the New York Post dropped its first report showing that Hunter Biden had used his influence to set up a meeting between his father and a Burisma associate. That company was, of course, paying Hunter $50,000+ a month to peddle influence, as has been confirmed by language in the aforementioned emails.
But the matter got far more serious for Joe Biden last night when another email was confirmed real by a participant in the chain. That email showed that the elder Biden was allegedly getting a cut of Hunter’s payoffs from these foreign companies. While the initial corruption was disqualifying enough, this takes it to another level.
Unfortunately, instead of taking this story seriously, our stalwart journalistic institutions are doing their best to bury the story. The problem is that they can’t get their story straight.
First, it was “Russian disinformation,” because that’s the go to, knee jerk reaction to any negative story about a Democrat.
FOX has verified the emails with one of the participants
The second batch came direct from one of #HunterBiden's business partners
Screaming Russia to blow smoke
Just makes you look sad https://t.co/qaPlpsIMvT
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) October 17, 2020
There's a ton of evidence that the Hunter Biden materials are authentic, zero evidence that they're Russian disinformation, but if you just baselessly repeat the phrase "Russian disinformation" over and over again, that's all that's required in today's deranged media environment
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 17, 2020
There are just too many in the media that haven’t learned the lessons of 2016. Pushing false Russian propaganda, obtained by nefarious means, and only highlighted initially by a questionable news platform is not journalism. It is actually the opposite of real journalism.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 17, 2020
Here’s Adam Schiff pushing the same thing as CNN approvingly nodded along.
On CNN, Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff says New York Post Hunter Biden story 'comes from the Kremlin.' Anchor seems to agree. Would be more persuasive if they provided evidence that 1) story is false, and 2) it 'comes from the Kremlin.' pic.twitter.com/JBILBs3YT3
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 17, 2020
To be clear, there is not only zero evidence these emails came from the Russians and are false, there’s overwhelming evidence, including first hand corroboration, that they are absolutely real. Given that, it is untenable that media outlets would push some baseless conspiracy theory about the Kremlin instead of dealing with the real issue here. Joe Biden and his family appear to be gang of corrupt figures who were willing to sell American foreign policy for personal gain.
Yet, when the Post published more information yesterday showing a message exchange between Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, the media’s response suddenly changed.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 17, 2020
But wait, I thought all this was fake, Russian disinformation? Isn’t it amazing how the excuses constantly shift to fit the narrative? With these messages, the media want to paint the Post as insensitive, so they don’t question the veracity of the text messages involved. Some on the right are also losing it over the publishing of these text messages, missing the entire point, which is that it forces the Biden campaign to admit all this information, including the emails, is real.
There’s now far more evidence Joe Biden was being paid off by a foreign government for influence than there ever was about anything involving Trump (because it wasn’t happening). Yet, being in hock to a communist dictatorship is suddenly a non-story. They think you are stupid. https://t.co/qIINUZkH1m
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 17, 2020
That’s The Washington Post’s chief “fact-checker” pretending that a documented story of influence peddling is not a scandal. These are the same people who thought Trump should be thrown in jail over the impeachment non-sense, yet here we have Joe Biden purportedly doing exactly what they accused Trump of. It’s incredible, but not surprising.
Let’s also not forget the “collusion” story line as well, which is still accepted as gospel truth among some in the media.
More solidly sourced and corroborated with hard evidence than the whole mountain of “collusion” stories of the past four years — and yet most of our colleagues at other journalistic institutions are either studiously ignoring or trying to discredit us. Shame.
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 17, 2020
Word on the street is that this is only going to get worse for Biden. In the end, the media don’t have the power to smother this story. The next debate is going to be absolutely insane.
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