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Washington Post editorial board admits Hunter Biden story is a media ‘account’

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A Sunday editorial from the Washington Post editorial board called for a public scrutiny of the media’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story.

The op-ed is titled “The Hunter Biden Story is Opportunity for Judgment” and discusses what the press should learn from the saga surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop. In particular, the article explained why news outlets like them were now authenticating thousands of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop when the emails were first reported in 2020. While the committee of editorial insisted that this did not prove any corruption on the part of President Biden, it did not raise several questions about the media.


President-elect Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden after addressing the nation from the Chase Center on November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
(Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

“For now, what’s more compelling than the various accusations about the Bidens’ behavior is this question: Why doesn’t confirmation of a story that first surfaced in the fall of 2020 emerge? When the New York Post ran its exclusive blockbuster about the contents of a laptop that was allegedly abandoned in a Delaware repair shop by Hunter Biden, mainstream media was hesitant to present the same story. social media exercised even greater caution,” the editorial board wrote.

During the 2020 presidential election, Twitter suspended the New York Post after it was first to report on Hunter’s emails. Leading news outlets, including the Washington Post, either downplayed the news or accused it of being Russian disinformation.

However, the Post’s editorial board insisted that there was additional context behind the media’s reluctance to cover the story, the publication admitted that it “does not necessarily exonerate every action of every publication and platform”.

“This series of events has sparked allegations of a cover-up, or at best a double standard in the treatment of conservative and liberal politicians by mainstream media and social media sites,” he wrote.

Washington Post editorial board admits Hunter Biden story is a media ‘account’

Both The New York Times and The Washington Post checked out Hunter Biden’s laptop after they dismissed the New York Post’s explosive reporting from the 2020 presidential election.
(Getty images | New York Post)


Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who previously criticized the Washington Post for its belated coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop, praised the publication for admitting problems with how this story was handled, but with several caveats. .

“The op-ed is filled with self-serving caveats about why it was reasonable to misunderstand the story so badly. It downplays the full extent of the joint CIA/media/Big Tech lie,” tweeted Greenwald. “But at least the post office is now alone in admitting the fraud and that an account is due.”

Washington Post editorial board admits Hunter Biden story is a media ‘account’

Glenn Greenwald said the CIA, Big Tech and the corporate media “all conspired” to suppress the Hunter Biden story weeks before the election.

He also added, “Welcome as it is, much of what’s in the Post editorial is arrogant ad hoc rationalization. They think a story is only confirmed once the NYT and the WP said so – lol. the beginning. A lot of us staked our careers on it.

Washington Post editorial board admits Hunter Biden story is a media ‘account’

Glenn Greenwald said the credibility of the Hunter Biden story was “overwhelming” from the start.


While the Post didn’t offer solutions or retribution for the Hunter Biden laptop reports, it admitted wrongdoing by removing an otherwise accurate and relevant story ahead of the 2020 election.

“None of these dilemmas have easy answers. The lesson learned from 2016 was obviously to err on the side of shelving questionable documents in the heat of political action. The lesson learned from 2020 may well be that it there is also a danger of suppressing accurate information and relevant stories,” the editorial board concluded.

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