As we reported earlier, the NY Post dropped an explosive story about Hunter Biden emails that appears to show that Joe Biden might not have been telling the truth when he said he knew nothing about his son’s business activities.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 14, 2020
Now the Biden team is responding and that response is quite interesting. They claim that they looked at Joe Biden’s schedule and there was no evidence of the meeting that the one of the emails alleged occurred between Biden and a Burisma advisor on that official schedule.
Biden campaign responds to the NY Post story. Critically they only say that such a meeting never took place and do not challenge the veracity of the emails or photos
Someone want to tell Facebook? pic.twitter.com/DpzCoSiOyw
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 14, 2020
Well, who says it would be on an official schedule? Especially if it were sort of an under the table meeting to begin with?
They do not dispute that the emails/laptop are real or Hunter’s which pretty much tells you they are real, as the Trump team immediately observed.
🚨📩 INBOX —> @TeamTrump statement on Biden response to NY Post Bombshell:
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) October 14, 2020
So how did the rest of the media deal with the story? Were they, as journalists saying, wow, big story? Not so much, some were immediately doing all they could to diminish the story. I’m sure no talking points went out at all.
As I earlier reported, a Facebook official even admitted Facebook was deliberately inhibiting the spread of the story.
Other media folks immediately climbed on board that train or tried to cast doubt on the story, without even investigating it, unlike real journalists.
No one should link to or share that NY Post 'report'. You can discuss the obvious flaws and unanswerable questions in the report without amplifying what appears to be disinformation.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 14, 2020
Again, stipulating that the suspect email is real, there's literally nothing in it that says Joe Biden met with a Burisma adviser.
"The opportunity to meet," may just as easily have meant Hunter promised a meeting in the future that may never have occurred.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 14, 2020
But Streisand effect. Because of the efforts to try to dunk the story, it’s getting more attention and more people are not only seeing it but wondering why there’s such an effort by media and the Biden team to hide the story. It just reveals the connection and the advocacy for the Democrats.
It's amazing how fast the press transforms into the Biden Rapid Response Team the moment a damaging story on him comes out. Instead of spinning for Joe, how about doing your job as a journalist & demanding he answers some on the record questions & let voters judge for themselves? https://t.co/iXNxw4WSfO
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) October 14, 2020
Most of these people are just Biden bodymen, nothing more. https://t.co/NJVeLevPa5
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 14, 2020