ROUGH WEEK: Hunter Biden’s Media Makeover Hits Setbacks From Several Directions

Written by Wes Walker on May 28, 2021

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The media have been sweeping Hunter’s past under the rug, but they have also been actively rehabilitating his image into something like a tragic hero. That project hit some heavy turbulence.

The same media pressing rumors as fact that the Trump family was somehow leveraging their political position to make money on the sly, and propped up every conspiracy theory they could find to discredit or impeach him, especially if they could link it to Russia or Ukraine are shockingly disinterested in even the most substantiated smoking-gun evidence implicating the Biden family of the very things of which they keep accusing Trump.

Hunter’s PR makeover took something of a beating this week, but don’t expect to see much about it in the bootlicking TV news crews or ‘reputable’ print media. They’re all too busy wetting themselves in excitement over what flavor of ice cream Joe likes best. Chocolate chocolate chip. Real ground-breaking stuff.

Several stories came up this week that hurt the various Biden family narratives, ranging from the salacious to the politically corrupt.

To get the salacious stuff out of the way, a recording came out where Hunter bragged about smoking crack with Marion Barry.

Hunter smoked crack with Marion Barry.

In the January 2019 conversation, Hunter bragged: ‘I actually smoked crack with Marion Barry I swear to f***ing god.’

Hunter, 51, told his friend that he would regularly smoke with Barry in the restroom of a Georgetown bar while he was an undergraduate there.

The stunning admission in the call, which was saved on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, contradicts the president’s son’s claim in his memoir that his arrest as a teenager scared him off drugs until after college.

Hunter recorded several of his calls and saved them on his laptop.

…’That was in Georgetown. And he used to go to a place right next to the guards. And I was a sophomore I guess, I was a junior when that happened. —DailyMail

Ok, technically that involves a politician which would make it salacious AND corrupt. Moving along.

Hunter’s Ukraine Gig Working For Burisma

When Trump asked Ukraine’s President to look into whether illicit political pressure was exerted by Joe Biden to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor who had been looking into Hunter’s company (among others) was grounds for Impeachment 1.0. The Senate looked into Hunter’s involvement and found some disturbing evidence.

Now we’ve learned something new about Hunter’s Burisma gig. The kind of news that leaves people claiming ‘pay-for-play’ wanting an explanation.

The Ukrainian energy company that was paying President Biden’s son Hunter $1 million a year cut his monthly compensation in half two months after his father ceased to be vice president.

From May 2014, Burisma Holdings Ltd. was paying Hunter $83,333 a month to sit on its board, invoices on his abandoned laptop show.

But in an email on March 19, 2017, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi asked Hunter to sign a new director’s agreement and informed him “the only thing that was amended is the compensation rate.”

“We are very much interested in working closely together, and the remuneration is still the highest in the company and higher than the standard director’s monthly fees. I am sure you will find it both fair and reasonable.” —NewYorkPost

That timing looks suspicious. Sounds like something newsworthy, no? Do MSNBC or WaPo have any resources they can devote to this story? Nah, probably not. Because, well, ice cream.

Is Joe Implicated In Pay For Play?

Read this, and decide for yourself.

Joe Biden met with Ukrainian, Russian and Kazakhstani business associates of his son’s at a dinner in Washington, DC, while he was vice president, records on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show.

The dinner, on April 16, 2015, was held in the private “Garden Room” at Café Milano, a Georgetown institution whose catchphrase is: “Where the world’s most powerful people go.”

The next day, Hunter received an email from Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, to thank him for introducing him to his father. —NYPost

Full credit to Miranda Devine for the work she’s been doing digging through that laptop of his where she’s been breaking these stories and showing her receipts.

Andy McCarthy Explains The Problem With That Meeting

Former chief assistant U.S. Attorney and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy reacted Thursday to reports Vice President Joe Biden met with his son’s Russian and Ukrainian business associates saying, “Hunter Biden’s business is access.”

During an appearance on “The Story”, McCarthy criticized the president’s son and ex-business partner Devon Archer, who was convicted in a federal fraud case in the Southern District of New York.

“These guys were not in business to produce value. They were in business because they were related to or had close relationships to high-ranking people in the United States government and they provided access,” said McCarthy. So I think people ought to be very concerned about this,” he continued. —FoxNews

Don’t Trust That Source? Here’s A Second Opinion From The Left

If anything, this one is even MORE damning than McCarthy.

“For me, revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in Ukraine, energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling,” Brand told listeners. “That should be public knowledge. And it’s even more troubling that Twitter, and Facebook and the media at large deliberately kept it out of the news because they didn’t want it to influence the election.”

“What is democracy, then?” Brand asked. “It suggests to me that democracy is, ‘We want you to vote for this person. We don’t want you to vote for that person. As I’ve said, Donald Trump, you know, I don’t think Donald Trump’s the answer, but I’m sad to realize that I can no longer even claim to believe Joe Biden or the Democratic Party might be the answer, because look at how they behave. And look at the relationships between media, social media, and that party. They conspired to keep information away from you because it was not convenient to their agenda.” –RCP

Joe has some explaining to do, and if we have anyone left in media capable of asking hard questions, they will hold his feet to the fire.

But so does the entire cadre of co-conspirators who silenced what was, to those of us on the Right, well-documented.

This is hardly the first time that powerful media voices knew the secrets of powerful people and hid them from public view for entirely political reasons.

The question is, how long will we treat outlets who knowingly feed us lies as though they are ‘reliable sources’, and how long before we turn our back on them completely in favor of someone who won’t lie to us?

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