Election Manipulation Unmasked: NY Times Finally Admits Hunter Biden Emails Were Authentic, Not ‘Russian Disinformation’
Prof. Jacobson: “Biden sold his VP office to enrich his family, it was the biggest story of the 2020 election, and the media, big tech, and Biden lied about it and covered it up – it made a difference in the outcome. Biden is President because of this manipulation and collusion.”
Undoubtedly one of the most shameful moments in the history of American journalism came in October 2020, when just a few weeks before the presidential election Joe Biden-supporting Democrats, media outlets including NPR, CNN, the WaPo, Politico, and others colluded with Big Tech to suppress the NY Post’s solid investigative reporting (backed up by additional reporting from the Daily Caller) on the Hunter Biden laptop and the emails that were contained on it that raised major concerns about influence peddling.
Not only did Twitter lock the New York Post’s Twitter account for two weeks because they refused to take down tweets referencing the story, but it also flagged other users who tried to share it. Facebook also suppressed the paper’s reporting and, as Twitter noted in its own rationale, Facebook said it was done under the guise of wanting to halt the spread of “disinformation.”
The Democrat apologist media “reporting” at the time coalesced around a fake “Russian disinformation” narrative, allegedly sourced by “dozens of former intel officials” who suggested in so many words that Russia cooked up the email scandal to influence the 2020 presidential election. Though then-DNI John Ratcliffe insisted that intelligence agencies had no evidence of such a scheme, the media and Democrats ran with it nevertheless because they were terrified the Post’s stories would lead to President Trump’s reelection.
Here are some examples of the media doing their part to debunk/suppress/falsely label the story:
"This is a classic example of the right-wing media machine," Stelter said. https://t.co/MbQIabnNt3
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) March 17, 2022
— NPR Public Editor (@NPRpubliceditor) October 22, 2020
Tapper: "The right wing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations about Biden and his family too disgusting to even repeat here. Some of the ones I've seen from the president's son and some of the president's supporters are just wildly unhinged." pic.twitter.com/gtGffC9xLc
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 22, 2020
Jen Psaki, who went on to become Biden’s press secretary, made sure to join in:
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say https://t.co/zRdHxTxVsl
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) October 20, 2020
Fast forward some 17 months, and the New York Times has dropped some fresh reporting on the topic, “confirming” what we already knew about the emails:
People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.
The New York Post’s original reporting was not referenced anywhere in the Times piece because of course it wasn’t.
Perhaps even more infuriating then the media’s original censoring of the story was how some reporters acted shocked that the New York Times was able to authenticate the emails:
In the category of – didn’t see this coming : The @nytimes confirms the authenticity of Hunter Biden emails derived from his laptop that had been previously dismissed as Russian disinformation. pic.twitter.com/nK7xnD0fP2
— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) March 17, 2022
Naturally, reactions from conservatives to the news were swift:
Biden sold his VP office to enrich his family, it was the biggest story of the 2020 election, and the media, big tech, and Biden lied about it and covered it up – it made a difference in the outcome. Biden is President because of this manipulation and collusion. https://t.co/Y8NJsjkggf
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) March 17, 2022
A former Democrat op, who then moved to Facebook intentionally stopped an accurate news story from being shared before an election.
He offered no follow up or fact check. Andy should be out of a job. https://t.co/0CBmM239Pn
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 17, 2022
The difference between a conspiracy theory and the truth is about 6 months.
Or in the case of Hunter’s laptop/emails, about 17 months. And a presidential election.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) March 17, 2022
The corporate media outlets which spread this lie from ex-CIA officials never retracted their pre-election falsehoods, ones used by Big Tech to censor reporting on the front-runner.
This was one of the worst cases of disinformation and censorship in modern US political history.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 17, 2022
Just to clarify: the New York Times did not “confirm” my reporting on the laptop from hell. They did not add any new information speaking to its authenticity.
All they did was ADMIT that it was legit.
That is not a minor distinction.
— Emma-Jo Morris (@EmmaJoNYC) March 17, 2022
Now that the New York Times has given the emails their official seal of authentication, the Politico story and others like it must be revisited:
Will CNN send its national security corespondents(CIA parrots) to interview all 50+ of these former high ranking officials and ask them how they were all so identically wrong? And why we should trust them on anything else as it relates to national security… https://t.co/VXu6V2gj90
— a newsman (@a_newsman) March 17, 2022
Don’t count on it, for reasons explained here and then some:
This is the biggest journalistic travesty since Dan Rather and not a single apology will be offered. No we were wrong and shouldn’t have blocked the story. Tapper will offer no Murrow like monologues on the dangers of censorship. Nothing. They did what they intended to do.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 17, 2022
Yep. Mission accomplished. Move along, nothing to see here. Right?
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