It’s been a long road, but Devon Archer’s stunning testimony to Congress has finally pushed The New York Times over the edge. When even the gray lady can’t cover for Joe Biden any longer, you know things are bad.
If you missed the details of Archer’s testimony, the biggest revelation (that we know of so far) revolves around the fact that Joe Biden would routinely get on the phone with his son’s business partners as a kind of proof that Hunter Biden could offer the influence and access he was promising to various foreign entities. That stands in stark contrast to repeated past denials from the president that he had zero knowledge of anything his son was doing.
Given that, the Times found itself trapped in a corner on Monday evening as it prepared to publish its story on what Archer revealed. The paper’s mission is to protect Joe Biden, yet there stood undeniable proof the president lied to everyone. We’ll get to their chosen spin in a moment, but first, here’s the admission.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 1, 2023
The Times notes that Joe Biden said during a 2020 presidential debate with Donald Trump that Hunter Biden never made any money from China. That should have been the first clue that dishonesty was afoot. After all, how could the now-president know that if he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings, as he would go on to claim multiple times thereafter? I can remember writing on the issue at the time, pointing out that discrepancy, and being frustrated that it was like talking to a wall. No one outside of right-leaning outlets would even touch the story.
But here we are, three years later, and the Times simply couldn’t cover up the truth any longer. Of course, even in finally admitting that what Biden has been saying was and remains false, the paper can’t help but show its bias. For example, “false or misleading” should be “false and misleading,” because there is no doubt that Biden lied. He’s also misled at other points, but it’s not an either/or situation. There is no counter explanation supposing that the president simply fudged the truth. His statements have been unequivocally false.
The Times’ biggest obfuscation came in the subheading, though.
Folks, just look at this sentence from the NYT: pic.twitter.com/5INh22nmGB
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 1, 2023
You knew that was coming. One of the favorite strategies of the mainstream press is to ignore a major story for years on end, only to insist that story is old news after they are finally forced to admit the truth. So the progression here was to completely obfuscate Joe Biden’s lies, and now that it’s impossible to cover for him anymore, to assert that “it has long been known the elder Mr. Biden at times interacted with his son’s business partners.”
Has it long been known, though? If you read RedState, sure, you’ve known that for years, but somehow, I doubt the Times is thinking of us as a source. When did they or any other left-leaning outlet focus on the story of Biden communicating incessantly with his son’s business partners? I must have missed that.
But no worries, it’s all old news now. You can safely go back to assuming Joe Biden is just a kindly old grandpa. Nothing to see here.