President Biden, Twitter, others were wrong about Hunter Biden’s laptop
It’s been called the laptop from hell.
We’re talking about the laptop Hunter Biden dropped off at a computer repair shop in April 2019.
The laptop contained emails that showed Hunter Biden may have used his father’s Vice Presidency to enrich himself and his dad.
The revelation first came during the height of the 2020 Presidential campaign, when information about the laptop could have damaged Joe Biden’s reputation.
Now, 14 months into the Biden Presidency, The New York Times ran a story confirming the laptop and the cache of files and emails on it are authentic.
Now that its fit to print – here’s a look at the most important people who got it wrong.
Number one on the list is President Joe Biden.
Joe Biden says: “There are fifty former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant.”
That statement was a lie according to former Attorney General Bill Barr.
Bill Barr says: “and he suggested that it was Russian disinformation and pointed to the letter written by some intelligence people that was baseless. Which he knew was a lie,”
Number two – Twitter.
When the New York Post published the original laptop story, the social media site took it down and blocked anyone else from sharing the link.
But then Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later admitted the company got it wrong.
Jack Dorsey says: It was our hacked materials policy, an incorrect interpretation. We don’t right policy with any politcal leaning.
Third on the list is the media.
Just about every major news outlet wrote stories saying the laptop was being investigated as Russian disinformation.
NPR even put out a statement explaining why they weren’t reporting on it, saying quote “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories…”
Cable outlets interviewed high level figures like members of Congress and former intelligence officials who were outright calling it a Russian disinformation campaign.
Congressman Adam Schiff says: “We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.”
That brings us to the last on our list – politicians.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tweeted: “Joe Biden – and all of us – SHOULD be furious that media outlets are spreading what is very likely Russian propaganda. I’ve seen the intel. The mainstreaming of misinformation is Russia’s 2020 goal.”
So now that the New York Times confirms the laptop and the files on it are real, will the rest of the media pick up the story? Let us know in the comments below.