The Hunter Biden scandal that shadowed the final weeks before the 2020 election is blowing up — again — and raising new questions about the media’s handling of the controversy.
NY Post: Big Tech hid story
The editorial, published Thursday, recounts how the Post was dismissed in October when it published emails detailing Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, as well as his father’s possible involvement in them.
At the time, the story was censored by Big Tech platforms like Twitter — which censored the Post‘s account also — and was roundly dismissed as Russian propaganda by the mainstream media. As the Post‘s editorial board recounted Thursday, NPR summarized the story’s reception in elite journalism, saying, “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories.”
Then, last week, Hunter Biden announced that he is facing a criminal investigation for tax fraud. As the Post noted, the probe may also touch on money laundering and Hunter’s business deals, as well.
Ironically, it was the media pushing “disinformation,” the Post said, joining a chorus of critics saying that the press ignored the story for political reasons.
“Many Americans who’d already cast ballots in early voting sought to change their votes after learning of the e-mails, but others never even found out about them, thanks to the pro-Biden censors. How many might’ve voted differently?” the Post‘s editorial board wrote.
Paper demands media apology
In fact, a recent survey found that some percentage of Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known more about negative stories that received muted press coverage, including the Hunter Biden scandal.
The New York Post‘s reporting uncovered that Joe Biden, despite his public statements, met with an executive from the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings and may have had a hand in Hunter’s China business as well. Former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobuliski later came forward and implicated Joe Biden as “compromised” by China in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
On Thursday, the Post called for a special counsel probe to prevent a Biden administration from interfering and called for the liberal press to apologize.
“Anyone investigating the president’s son needs some kind of shield from potential White House interference,” the paper’s editorial board said.
They added: “Also in order: a host of explanations, and apologies, to the American people from all the outlets that found this news unfit to print. As one paper’s motto puts it, ‘Democracy dies in darkness.'”