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Why Did the Media Suddenly Decide the Hunter Biden Scandal Is Newsworthy?

Posted on | December 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Why Did the Media Suddenly Decide the Hunter Biden Scandal Is Newsworthy?

Blazing Cat Fur:

On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, admitted learning “that the US attorney’s office in Delaware had advised” his legal counsel that they were investigating his tax affairs.
Yet, this was known long before last month’s presidential election, said Fox News host Tucker Carlson, opening the latest edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, and adding his programme had already covered a criminal probe launched into Hunter’s business dealings with China in the run-up to the vote. The latter can’t be said about other media outlets, which have maintained a wall of silence on the matter so as not to hurt Joe Biden’s chances of winning the election, Carlson went on.

Joel Pollak at Breitbart:

The revelation Wednesday that Hunter Biden is under investigation for tax violations relating to his foreign business affairs confirms that the media/Big Tech censorship of stories during the election about his laptop and emails was entirely without merit.
When the New York Post reported on October 14 that Hunter Biden had introduced an official from the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma to then-Vice President Joe Biden — contrary to the latter’s denials that he had ever spoken to his family about their businesses — Facebook announced that it would be suppressing the story, and Twitter prevented people from sharing it. Those who dared were suspended; the Post itself was locked out of its account for more than two weeks.
When the Post followed up with reporting that Hunter Biden had launched a joint venture in 2017 with the CEFC China Energy Co., and that he had reserved 10% for the “big guy,” the media deliberately ignored the story. Never mind that the intended CEO of the new company, Tony Bobulinski, corroborated the story. Never mind that Breitbart News reported independent emails that showed Hunter Biden’s associates bringing Chinese bigwigs to the Obama-Biden White House.
In the final presidential debate, Joe Biden called the story a “Russian plant,” citing a letter by 50 former intelligence officials, including some who spread the “Russia collusion” hoax. Biden lied to to America, as Big Tech and the media applauded.
Now, after the election, we are learning that the laptop is central to the case against Hunter Biden. CNN — which spiked the story in October — reported Wednesday that the tax inquiry included questions about a gift from Ye Jianming, CEFC’s founder. Fox News reported that the laptop, seized by the FBI last year, was central to the investigation against Hunter Biden.
Instead of investigating the story, Silicon Valley and the mainstream media censored it.

Well, why was this story — which was suppressed by social media as “Russian disinformation” when the New York Post published it two months ago — suddenly deemed newsworthy on Wednesday?

Two words: “Safe harbor.”

Tuesday was the deadline for states to certify their election results. Once that deadline had passed, the media deemed it acceptable to report the news it had previously suppressed. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.



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