Charles Lipson, The Spectator: Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption
If a bombshell goes off in the forest and no one is allowed to talk about it, does it make a sound?
Hunter Biden is now the subject of multiple stories involving serious corruption. Whether he committed any crimes is a question for prosecutors and the courts. Whether he was paid handsomely for his family’s political clout is a question for voters. You wouldn’t know that from ABC’s pathetic town hall with his father Joe Biden on Thursday night. They spoke with him for 90 minutes and didn’t ask a single question about the shocking emails published by the New York Post. That’s either journalistic malpractice or public-relations work.
After all, the emails raise profound questions that the candidate needs to answer. They appear to show his son, Hunter, repeatedly using his last name to fill his pockets. Hunter’s family is his only asset. How else did someone with no special skills manage to collect such huge payments from foreign companies with deep interests in US policy? He has no knowledge of Ukraine or China, no experience in energy or banking, and a crack pipe full of personal problems. So, how exactly did he get rich?
WNU Editor: The suppression of the Hunter Biden emails has definitely been a learning experience for a lot of people. From blocking people who want to share it on social media, to not even asking one question at Joe Biden during his townhall at ABC news on Thursday on his son’s emails, all of this just proves a point that I have been making for years about the media. It is not the stories that the main stream media covers that bothers me, it is what they choose to ignore. And now with social media being responsible for much of the news that people receive, their interference on an important story that may influence an election to the detriment of their favorite candidate is only going to make people wake-up with the realization that that there is a problem here, and that the legal protections that social media giants receive should now be reconsidered.