Since Weds. Oct. 14, the New York Post began reporting the most compelling story of political corruption in decades.
The paper has described photos, texts, and emails purportedly discovered on a notebook computer allegedly owned by Hunter Biden but left at a shop for repair and never picked up.
The emails purportedly outline payments Hunter Biden and his partners had received from foreign sources, many of which were arranged with the assistance of his father, the former vice president — Joe Biden.
They also allegedly describe how the income was to be divided among the partners, including "10 held by H for the big guy?" "10" perhaps referring to 10%, "H" is apparently Hunter, and "the big guy?" could that logically be former Vice President Biden?
Although nearly each day has brought another revelation to the story, it seems major media outlets have done everything in their power to ignore it, beginning with social media giants Twitter and Facebook.
The news media appears to have followed suit.
The reaction from CBS News was typical. The day after the Post’s story ran, "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O’Donnell called it "an unverified story about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son and a laptop allegedly full of his old e-mails."
She later said it was likely a disinformation program engineered by a foreign interest.
This week during the "60 Minutes" interview released by the White House, CBS’s Leslie Stahl told the president that the laptop’s contents “can’t be verified” so she can’t really get into it.
When Trump asks her why it can’t be verified, she answered, "Because it can’t be verified."
This week Washington Examiner chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio argued on BBC Radio 4 said that the Hunter Biden laptop "deserves scrutiny by all media outlets" and that everyone should look into it.
"This is serious. This is not last year's news," Ferrechio added. "It's whether or not his son was coordinating to get him to talk to these Ukrainian oligarchs and he was benefitting from it. I mean, it's really dirty."
CNN’s Brian Stelter, who was also a guest, responded, "I said it was last season, you're saying it's new. I think the bottom line is we don't know what is real and what is fake in these emails if there is anything real in them."
He later called them "unvetted."
On MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," panelist Willie Geist dismissed the Hunter Biden story as poppycock — that he and the other panelists know better.
"If you watch Donald Trump’s speech, and you get all your information from those places, it all makes sense," he said. "The Hunter Biden story makes sense. Everything that Donald Trump is telling you is fitting into a narrative that you’ve been led to believe is true. If you watch it from where a lot of other people like us are sitting, it’s factually untrue."
In response to the naysayers Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, observed that there are "Five facts confirm the Biden emails," and then listed them as follows:
- @DNI_Ratcliffe says it’s not Russian disinformation.
- The FBI says it’s not Russian disinformation.
- Our staff has confirmed they’re authentic.
- The Bidens haven’t denied the story.
- Hunter Biden signed the drop slip.
In addition, former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley reported that Hunter Biden, acting through a lawyer, asked that his computers be returned.
"Hunter Biden’s attorney called John Paul’s shop a few days back and asked for Hunter’s computers back," Housley said. "FYI. You don’t ask for someone else’s computers...you ask for your own. FYI."
Final confirmation came just prior to the debate, when Tony Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, held a press conference. He confirmed every allegation made by the New York Post’s series of stories.
"I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line," Bobulinski said.
"The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China," he added.
He closed by submitting all the electronic devices he owned during his association with the Bidens, which can back up the emails and text messages contained within the computer.
Later during the debate, the Post’s allegations were briefly addressed. Biden claimed, "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source in my life."
However, if Joe Biden is "the big guy," in the email referred to above, his cut was turned over to Hunter, who would then hand it to his father.
With the exception of Fox News, no major news outlets carried Bobulinski’s press briefing.
So why the news blackout?
Because they don’t trust the American voter to get it right.
As MSNBC’s Willie Geist said, it takes "people like us" to separate fact from fiction and get it right.
It’s up to the American voter to prove people like them wrong.
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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