After The New York Times quietly admitted this week that Hunter Biden’s laptop is legitimate — something the corrupt media baselessly called “disinformation” in the run-up to the 2020 election to conceal Biden family corruption — it’s worth contrasting how so-called journalists covered that story versus the Russia collusion hoax to take down Donald Trump.
When it came to the legitimate Hunter Biden laptop story just one month before the November 2020 election, Big Tech, the fake news media, and Democrats blew it off and nuked mentions of Biden family corruption from the internet. False and ostentatious claims about the discredited Steele dossier and Trump’s alleged sexual activities in Moscow, however, were given years of coverage that assumed he was guilty before ever seeing proof.
There wasn’t any hard evidence that this happened. Any mention of “golden showers” by Christopher Steele — a guy hired by a firm hired by Trump’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton — came through secondhand accounts, but the corporate media treated it as fact, not disinformation. Yet when it came to Hunter’s laptop, former intelligence heads wrote an open letter claiming without evidence that Russians orchestrated the story, and the media ran with the “Russian disinformation” narrative. The contrast in the media’s treatment is glaring.
See for Yourself
Here was Vanity Fair in 2018: “Trump’s Pee-Tape Alibi Is Falling Apart.”
But in 2020, Vanity Fair claimed that the credible reporting of Hunter Biden’s laptop discovery “reeks” of Russian influence and that the story wasn’t a “smoking gun.”
CNN similarly ran dozens of stories highlighting the bogus Steele dossier as a “bombshell,” but was quick to call the Biden family bombshell “dubious.”
“The anatomy of the New York post’s dubious Hunter Biden story,” one CNN headline stated.
The Washington Post acknowledged that the pee-tape story might not be real but still ran stories claiming that “Real or ‘fake news’? Either way, allegations of lewd tape pose challenge for Trump.” WaPo’s coverage of Hunter, however, was framed to cast doubt on the facts of his laptop despite good reports validating it.
NPR made a big show out of covering the “Bizzare Twists And Turns” of Trump’s nonexistent collusion with Russia but flat-out refused to cover anything related to Hunter’s corruption, saying it “doesn’t amount to much.”
Look how Slate covered Trump and Russia:
“A New Report Adds Evidence That Trump Was a Russian Asset,” one headline read.
“James Comey Says the Pee Tape Is (Maybe) Real (He Really Can’t Say (The Pee Tape Is Real)),” flashed another article, which just linked to an interview with Comey.
When it came to the Hunter story, however, Slate published an article criticizing the Delaware repair shop that possessed the abandoned laptop for not being ethical.
And here’s The Daily Beast’s fare: “Christopher Steele: Yes, Trump’s Pee Tape ‘Probably’ Exists,” the outlet was still saying in 2021.
The same outlet’s coverage of Hunter’s overseas dealings, however, chalked the emails up to Russian disinformation.
Politico, the outlet that published the “Russian disinformation” open letter from people who hadn’t seen the laptop, also stretched its coverage of the dossier and the pee tape despite reports discrediting both.
Vice ran multiple explainers about the Russia collusion racket to break down “everything you need to know about the ‘pee tape’ dossier and its funders,” but deemed the Biden family corruption story “conspiracy candy.”
“We Are Collectively Losing Touch With Reality and It’s Extremely Obvious,” Vice claimed in response to the laptop.
The Real Collusion
It wasn’t until this week that The New York Times stealthily admitted in the 24th paragraph of an unexciting article about Hunter that the laptop story was true. That confession came after five years of collusion lies and speculation about whether there was actually a tape documenting Democrats’ wannabe scandal.
Both corporate media and Big Tech abandoned their function of information collection and dissemination to instead meddle in the 2016 and 2020 elections, most recently suppressing a story that had the potential to change Americans’ votes.
The fake news media whined about Trump working with Russia for years, despite not a shred of evidence to support their outrageous theory. It was only when the dishonest press teamed up with social media oligarchs to nuke the Hunter Biden story that the real collusion happened.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordangdavidson.
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[By: Jordan Boyd