The New York Post reported last week that Hunter Biden regularly met with his then vice president father while simultaneously working for a Romanian real estate tycoon.
That claim is only the latest allegation to be leveled against the father and son due. Yet rather than confront allegations of corruption, most mainstream media figures prefer to look the other way.
National Review contributor Jim Geraghty noted this phenomenon in a piece published last Friday called “The Remarkable Apathy about Biden-Family Corruption.”
As an example, Geraghty pointed to how in an article last week, New York Sun columnist Ira Stoll casually referenced reports that President Joe Biden received a 10% cut of his son’s business dealings with a Chinese company.
“Wouldn’t that bother you?”
“If I said to you that a company that was effectively controlled by the Chinese government paid Hunter Biden almost $5 million for vaguely defined ‘consulting’ and legal work, wouldn’t that bother you?” Geraghty asked.
“Even if you’re a loyal Democrat — even if you were so progressive you’re to the left of Bernie Sanders — do you want members of the president’s family to get in bed with the Chinese government?” he continued.
“In November, Xi Jinping will travel to the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, and is expected to have his first in-person meeting with Joe Biden since Biden was elected president,” Geraghty pointed out. “What kind of thoughts will go through Xi’s mind, when he sits across the table from the American president?”
“Corpses of children”
However, it isn’t just journalists who are loath to ask questions about the possibility that Biden and his family have corrupt ties to foreign governments.
The New York Post pointed out that last week, atheist intellectual Sam Harris publicly defended efforts by big tech companies to suppress its reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“Hunter literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement. I would not have cared.” A clip of a @triggerpod interview feat. Sam Harris is going viral. He says it was warranted for reporting about Hunter’s business dealings to be censored. https://t.co/75QRKMvsqF pic.twitter.com/EO0iVb1DWF
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) August 18, 2022
“At that point, Hunter Biden literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement. I would not have cared,” Harris said during an interview with the podcast TRIGGERnometry.
“Politically speaking, I consider Trump an existential threat to our democracy right now,” Harris added.