2021-01-13 09:52:47 UTC
four years, even when it wasnt true. But you know what real
collusion looks like? Its when left-leaning media, that is the
media in general, decide en masse that something is not a
story because it harms their preferred political candidate.
Thats a key takeaway from Wednesdays bombshell news revealing
a federal probe of Joe Bidens son, Hunter, that reportedly
involves e-mails from his laptop which The Post reported on
exclusively in October. We even noted back then that the FBI had
seized the computer and hard drive; Fox News later confirmed
that it was part of an FBI money-laundering probe.
Other media outlets didnt just ignore the story; they tried to
suppress it. Then social media stepped in, preventing the story
from being posted (Facebook) and even banning The Post (Twitter).
Their excuse? Pure speculation now proven utterly baseless
that the story was the work of Russian propagandists.
The New York Posts controversial scoop involves some shady
behavior, huffed Slate. Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo,
dozens of former intel officials say, Politico insisted after
50 top ex-intel officers signed a letter to that effect. The
letter offered no proof, and now that claim turns out to be the
Supposedly nonpartisan National Public Radio suppressed news
about the laptop as its managing news editor, Terence Samuel,
called it irrelevant.
We dont want to waste our time on stories that are not really
stories but pure distractions, he said, dismissing the news
as a politically driven event.
Many Americans whod already cast ballots in early voting sought
to change their votes after learning of the e-mails, but others
never even found out about them, thanks to the pro-Biden
censors. How many mightve voted differently?
After all, the issues involved arent just about Hunter, theyre
about how he traded on his fathers name to make money raising
questions about what Joe Biden knew.
Hunter is painting the probe as only about tax fraud, while
insisting an objective review will show that I handled my
affairs legally and appropriately. Yet news reports Thursday
indicate that the investigation has also explored possible money-
laundering and Hunters foreign business ties, much of which was
outlined in The Posts October stories.
Our reporting cited e-mails discussing, for example, Hunters
ties to Ukrainian and Chinese businesses and to corrupt
officials, some linked to the Chinese Communist Party. They also
reference a 2.8-carat diamond Hunter got in 2017 from CEFE China
Energy founder Ye Jianming, who had ties to the Chinese military
and has since vanished. The gem is reportedly part of the feds
One e-mail even suggests Joe Biden himself might have been in
line for some cash.
All of which raises serious national-security questions. A
former business associate of Hunter, Tony Bobulinski, believes
Joe Biden is compromised.
There are allegations of securities fraud, money laundering
[and] a crooked hospital deal with [Joes brother] Jim Biden,
notes Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), whos demanding a special
prosecutor to oversee the probe. If Joe Biden becomes
president, then all those prosecutors are in line to be fired
next month, he warns.
A special counsel does seem in order, given the deep
politicization of the Justice Department under the last
Democratic president. Anyone investigating the presidents son
needs some kind of shield from potential White House
Also in order: a host of explanations, and apologies, to the
American people from all the outlets that found this news unfit
to print. As one papers motto puts it, Democracy dies in