“So, let’s get back to the name-calling,” said “journalist” Leslie Stahl in an interview with then-President Donald Trump after dismissing what should have been one of the most consequential October surprises in presidential election history, the Hunter Biden laptop story.
The New York Post’s October 2020 bombshell story which exposed a presidential candidate’s planned business deal with a CCP-affiliated company established precisely to enrich his family, set up so that the candidate himself, referred to as “The Big Guy,” would receive a 10 percent share of future profits, should have derailed Joe Biden’s campaign. The emails revealed in this game-changing report provided a road-map of the Biden family’s long history of influence peddling.
But we quickly learned that a scandal is only a scandal if Big Tech and the legacy media say it is.
TRUMP: “What can’t be verified?”
STAHL: “The laptop!”
TRUMP: “Why do you say that?”
STAHL: “Because it can’t be verified.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 17, 2022
Providing further “proof” that the story was nothing but a “smear” from a media outlet that was deeply invested in a Trump victory, over 50 intelligence community officials signed a letter which called into question the authenticity of the report. Essentially, the letter said that, once again, the Russians were trying to influence a U.S. presidential election. This was Russian disinformation, they insisted.
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say https://t.co/zRdHxTxVsl
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) October 20, 2020
Although the Biden campaign never denied the laptop belonged to Hunter, here’s Biden telling Trump in a final debate that the story was a “Russian plant” and pointing to the letter from “50 former national security folks” for validation.
On Thursday, seventeen months after the story broke, The New York Times quietly admits that the laptop and the emails it contains are real. The admission came 24 paragraphs down in an article whose title, “Hunter Biden Paid Tax Bill, but Broad Federal Investigation Continues,” betrays the monumental truth they are finally acknowledging.
So does its lede: The Justice Department inquiry into the business dealings of the president’s son has remained active, with a grand jury seeking information about payments from around the world.
The 24th paragraph of the article reads:
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.
Moreover, the highlighted text links to an October 2020 article, updated in September 2021, in which the Times discredits the laptop story as “a bid to damage Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign.”
The New York Times, whose content informs the opinions of a large swath of Americans, covered up the truth about a corrupt presidential candidate to insure his victory. And now, 17 months later, when the leader they helped elect, has inflicted untold damage upon the country and on the world, they offer a subdued admission and no apology.
Reposting w correct date – Via @nytimes colleagues, a deep dive into the Hunter Biden investigation, including that the emails released in late 2020, and characterized as possible Russian disinformation by some, were authentic https://t.co/IwWPDPdjlS
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 17, 2022
Unfortunately, no one from the Times, other media outlets who were in on this fraud, or from Twitter which suspended the New York Post from their platform in the weeks leading up to the election even as CEO Jack Dorsey admitted to lawmakers he had no evidence to prove the story was disinformation, will be held accountable.
“We don’t”: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits they don’t have any evidence to say the New York Post Biden story is disinformation pic.twitter.com/Yl5Ltsy1a3
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 28, 2020
Below, conservatives react to this news:
Nice the @NYT is catching up. But @kenvogel you missed something important. You write: “It is not clear whether the Burisma executive attended the dinner.” This email from Vadym Pozharskyi thanking Hunter 2 days after the dinner ran on @nypost front page. Denied by Biden campaign https://t.co/O57ScMhO7G pic.twitter.com/7kkbzkWaMW
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 17, 2022
And media still defend the obvious corruption bc they’re shameless, relentless propagandists
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) March 17, 2022
Anyone with a brain can see that the deep state worked together with Big Tech & the establishment media to cover up Hunter’s laptop scandal to protect Joe in the run up to the election.
These people are propagandists with zero credibility & should NEVER be believed on anything. https://t.co/LLZ4oiVAeq
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 17, 2022
Lets list the 50 intel experts….who knew they were lying!! https://t.co/48lLNlr4rY
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) March 17, 2022