Former CNN host Brian Stelter wrongly argued that Hunter Biden's laptop was not labeled Russian misinformation.
Stelter shared the view on the Fourth Watch podcast with Steve Drakauer on Friday.
Brian Stelter falsely claimed Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop “wasn’t” labeled Russian disinformation by the establishment media after he continually furthered the false narrative as a CNN anchor. https://t.co/GBln5TraSJ
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 26, 2023
“I think newsrooms just looked around and said, ‘We don’t have the laptop. We don’t have evidence. We don’t have evidence it’s real. And we know that there are reasons to wonder if it’s disinformation,'” Stelter said.
“A lot of the lies that happen now about what happened in 2020 go like this – they say, ‘All these a–h—s, they all called it a disinformation!’ That’s not true,” he added.
Brian Stelter defends 2020 media coverage of Hunter Biden laptop story: We never labeled it 'disinformation' https://t.co/CAP9YK5Zrv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2023
The true story was far different from Stelter's recent claims about the Hunter Biden laptop.
"What was left unmentioned in the exchange between Stelter and Krakauer was the fact that CNN's top brass was caught spiking the laptop story in leaked recordings of the network's editorial calls shortly after the New York Post first published its bombshell reporting," Fox News reported.
"News organizations including CNN, Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News and CBS News verified the authenticity of Hunter Biden's laptop long after his father Joe Biden won the presidency," it added.
"What did me and my colleagues at CNN screw up the most in your view?"
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— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) February 24, 2023
Now Hunter Biden's laptop has become a central focus of the recent GOP majority in Congress as the Oversight Committee launches an investigation into its contents.
"Chairman James Comer and Oversight Committee Republicans are investigating the Biden family’s domestic and international business dealings to determine whether these activities compromise U.S. national security and President Biden’s ability to lead with impartiality," the committee recently stated.
"Members of the Biden family have a pattern of peddling access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, often to the detriment of U.S. interests," it added.
Americans may soon discover far more about the laptop and the information that led to the push to suppress its information ahead of the 2020 presidential election.