Each day gives us more evidence of election irregularities, ranging from mistakes and oversights to allegations of blatant fraud. But mainstream media sources — both news media and social media — gave Biden the push he needed to take the lead and remain there.
A free and independent press is necessary for a strong democratic republic. As Thomas Jefferson put it, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
With that in mind, The Washington Post’s masthead reads “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” They should know. They were among the many media sources that worked furiously to keep the lights of information dimmed from public view.
The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein found it curious Thursday that reports of Hunter Biden’s alleged money laundering and shady dealings in Russia, Ukraine and China involving his father, Joe Biden, were only now coming to light. After all, it was a huge scandal.
“Evidence of [a money laundering] probe [into Hunter Biden] was apparent in the markings on a series of documents that were made public,” Stein tweeted, “but went largely unnoticed — in the days leading up to the November election.”
“Largely unnoticed”? No, everyone noticed, and mainstream media and big tech went to great lengths to cover the story up. The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was incredulous.
“‘WENT LARGELY UNNOTICED’??? ‘WENT LARGELY UNNOTICED’???” she repeated. “The documents were willfully suppressed by corrupt media and their fellow Democrat/establishment allies in Big Tech.”
The instant The New York Post published the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop computer and its contents that incriminated both Hunter and Joe Biden, social media pounced.
Both Twitter and Facebook censored the Post, the nation’s oldest daily newspaper, founded by none other than Alexander Hamilton.
The Post’s entire Twitter account was locked — not just stories related to the Bidens — under the claim that the Post used “hacked materials” to put their reports together.
Twitter also blocked other users from posting links to the Post’s Biden stories, calling the information “potentially harmful.”
Facebook limited the distribution of the Biden stories, adding that they would be reviewed by “independent fact checkers.” The Epoch Times reported Thursday that at least one of Facebook’s “independent fact checkers” was funded by Chinese money through TikTok.
Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski later came forward and confirmed everything the Post reported and produced emails and text messages that bolstered his claims, but that was also largely ignored by news media and big tech.
Mainstream media attributed the reports to “Russian disinformation,” and The Atlantic’s David Frum’s reaction was to mock the story.
“The people on far right and far left who publicized the obviously bogus @nypost story were not dupes. They were accomplices,” he tweeted mid-October. “The story could not have been more obviously fake if it had been wearing dollar-store spectacles and attached plastic mustache.”
Australian author and columnist Rita Panahi posted two Politico articles Thursday on the Hunter Biden exposé — one pre-election and the second post-election.
The pre-election headline said, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.”
The post-election headline said, “Justice Department’s interest in Hunter Biden covered more than taxes,” adding that “federal prosecutors have also investigated foreign ties, possible money laundering.”
Also on Thursday Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh posted a similar comparison, this one from The Washington Post — you know, the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” folks.
A pre-election front page headline said, “The truth behind the Hunter Biden non-scandal.”
Post-election: “Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings.”
What a difference an election makes.
NPR also ignored the Hunter Biden story pre-election, and explained why on social media.
“Why haven't you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post's Hunter Biden story?” it asked.
“We don’t want to waste our time on stories that aren’t really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just plain distractions,” they explained.
NPR, of course, is publicly funded. Your tax dollars hard at work — or hardly working.
How could a presidential candidate win a general election, yet at the same time:
- Be the first in 60 years to lose both Florida and Ohio?
- Lose all but one of the 19 bellwether counties with a nearly perfect 40-year record?
- Lose a significant number of U.S. House seats?
- Underperform Hillary Clinton’s election results in key cities across the country?
- Figuratively campaign from his basement while Trump worked huge multiple campaign rallies daily?
- Underperformed among minorities, while Trump over-performed?
Simple. The fix was in, and big media and big tech played a role in it.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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