The press pass may say ‘journalists’, but their slogan comes closer to the truth. If Democracy dies in darkness, WaPo’s job is to provide that darkness.
Light, it is often said, is the best disinfectant.
The solution to dishonest speech is to refute it with the truth.
Neither of these statements are revolutionary, and yet somehow both are beyond the capacity of our supposedly ‘free’ press.
The biggest news story of October — one which shows that Hunter and possibly Joe Biden have been getting significant money from shadowy international figures with motives that seem to center on a quid-pro-quo exchange of money for political influence.
Literal fucking fan fiction from a guy whose entire existence is dedicated to treating everything as a Russian op.
Doesn’t even get the possession timeline correct.
Drop off at shop: April 2019.
Fbi: End of 2019.
Rudy: Sept 2020. pic.twitter.com/6IX4jzqYgG
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) October 25, 2020
The folks who still haven’t had the decency to come clean and return the Pulitzer Prize they won for reporting on the disproven ‘Russiagate’ story in 2018, is flogging that same dead horse again.
An analysis piece in the Washington Post stated journalists should treat the leaked emails allegedly recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop as a foreign disinformation campaign, even if the claim lacks evidence.
“Take a step back, and the Russian interference of 2016 holds valuable lessons on what to do and what not to do in 2020,” wrote Thomas Rid in the Washington Post under the paper’s “Perspective” section. “We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.” –WashingtonExaminer
What do we know?
Well, we have the computer tech describing the events surrounding them being dropped off.
We have the trove of data on the laptop itself, including photos that wouldn’t have been known to the public, some of which are innocuous family stuff and some of which are straight-up raunchy.
Messages on it include some that might cast the individuals involved in a sympathetic light, or even as a victim on some level.
We have a former business partner (a vet, himself a Democrat) — an addressee of some of the emails in question — stepping forward and confirming the validity of those details, working with the authorities, and offering his own email trove. He has said that the business arrangments — including the secrecy around the use of Biden’s name and the payment arrangements are authentic.
We have another former business associate — currently spending time in prison — who gave an investigative journalist the password to look at his gmail account, which has turned up even MORE information running along the same lines.
These are things that journalists used to call ‘data points’, and damning ones at that.
So why is a supposed NEWSpaper suppressing a politically damaging story? Because the person it damages is the one they are busting their ass to elect.
The age of ‘yellow journalism’ had NOTHING on the dishonest manipulation we’re seeing from the so-called ‘legacy media’ today.
Perhaps WaPo can explain why the ‘newspaper’ that got the Russiagate story so VERY bass-ackwards (the only politicians trading in Russian disinformation back in 2016 were Democrats) is putting their OWN say-so ahead of the Intelligence Community’s official statements that this information is NOT a Russian op.
Even the bare logic of it — at exactly WHICH link of the chain does Russia enter into it?
When the computer was dropped off for servicing (and requested that it be returned by Biden’s lawyers?) There’s a receipt to verify that, and Hunter’s signature is on it.
Was it when the computer tech turned it over to the FBI, (after he made several other copies as failsafes)?
Did Hunter voluntarily choose the ONE computer tech who happened to be a Russian Mole?
If the laptop info doesn’t match what’s been publicized from Hunter’s the FBI should have no trouble proving that.
So what’s the big deal?
The big deal as simple as Occam’s Razor.
The simplest explanation is that it’s true.
And Joe is in trouble.
The press are just trying to close ranks long enough to let him limp over that finish line in November.