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June 10, 2024

You're Probably Not Going to Believe Me, but the Same Media Who Spread Dangerous Disinformation About Hunter Biden's Laptop Being Fake Are Refusing To Accept Blame and Apologize After Laptop is Verified as 100% Real

Jonathan Turley:

Watching the coverage this week out of Delaware was like finding oneself in a parallel universe. There were ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and other news outlets reporting matter-of-factly that the Hunter Biden laptop showed no evidence of tampering and was both real and authentic.

These are the same outlets, and some of the same reporters, who eagerly spread the false claims that the laptop was "Russian disinformation."

Yet, what followed the testimony of FBI agent Erika Jensen was absolute crickets. There was no effort to track down the signatories of the now-debunked letter from former intelligence officials just before the election. In the letter, figures such as Leon Panetta, former CIA director in the Obama administration, claimed that the laptop had all the markings of a Russian disinformation effort by intelligence services. (Panetta continued to make the assertion even in late 2023 in pushing what the federal government is now calling a "conspiracy theory.")

There was no attempt by the media to confront associates of the Biden campaign (including now Secretary of State Antony Blinken) who pushed a long effort to get former intelligence officials to sign a letter.

There was no attempt to question President Joe Biden, who made this false claim in the presidential election to deflect any questions about the evidence of corrupt influence peddling on the laptop.

Years ago, I wrote that the Biden campaign had pulled off the single greatest political trick in history. As I wrote back then, the key to this Houdini-esque trick was to get the media to invest in the deception like audience members called to the stage.

Houdini used to make his elephant Jennifer disappear on stage every night because he knew that the audience wanted her to disappear. They were part of the act. The Bidens made the media part of the act, and these reporters have to back the illusion or admit that they were part of the deception.

They are all laptop deniers, but they know that there are few who will call them to account for their conspiracy theory. Rather, it is social media where readers can see videos of leading media claiming that the laptop is the work of Russian intelligence.

Turley is still salty about the Washington Post's Democrat opeative Philip Bump continuing to insist the laptop was fake-- with the Post backing him up to the hilt, despite having verified it themselves.

Indeed, the Washington Post has continued to suggest that this reporting was accurate. One of the leading purveyors of this false story was the Post's Philip Bump, who slammed the New York Post for its now proven Hunter Biden laptop story.

In 2021, when media organizations were finally admitting that the laptop was authentic, Bump was still declaring that it was a "conspiracy theory." Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Bump continued to suggest that "the laptop was seeded by Russian intelligence."

After Bump had a meltdown in an interview when confronted over past false claims, I wrote a column about the litany of such false claims. The Post surprised many of us by issuing a statement that they stood by all of Bump's reporting, including the laptop conspiracy theory. That was in August 2023.

Hunter Biden had his own daughter take the stand to lie for him. (White Trash Family Values.) It did not go well.

She tried to claim that Hunter was at the "clearest" he'd been in a long time in and around the time he bought a gun. The defense is trying to prove that while Hunter was doing drugs before the gun purchase, and after the gun purchase, he was totally clean and non-addicted in the hour it took him to buy a gun.

But her own text messages demonstrated he wasn't "clear" during this period at all.

Naomi testified that when she visited her father at a California rehab center in August 2018, he appeared the "clearest" he'd been since his brother Beau's death in 2015. She testified that she told her father she was "proud" of him and noted that he seemed "great" and "hopeful" when she saw him again in mid-October.

But, everything changed when the prosecution introduced text messages that contradicted her description of Hunter's state at that time, just days after he bought a gun in Delaware and claimed he wasn't using drugs.

According to a report from Axios, Hunter's legal was so caught off guard that they "scrambled in the aftermath of Naomi's testimony and unexpectedly withdrew a witness -- likely the president's brother Jimmy, who was at the courthouse and was on the defense's list of possible witnesses."

Hunter's defense team lamely acknowledged his addiction but tried to show he had a period of sobriety from crack cocaine -- not alcohol -- around the time he bought the gun. Even if that were true, that's a pretty lame defense.

Doesn't matter, of course -- the Regime rigs all of its trials.

Don't do your own research -- listen to people like Philip Bump, who took three semesters of Expertise in Everything at Journ0lizming Skool.

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