You all saw it, right? Because your social media pals alerted you to the story.
The New York Post got the scoop. Hunter Biden’s laptop went unclaimed for over 90 days at a repair shop, and so under Delaware law it became fair game for the shop. They hacked in and found Hunter’s e-mails. They handed the laptop over to the FBI, after copying out some e-mails about Hunter’s business deals. They appear to be very damaging to Hunter and Joe Biden, indicating a thriving business of influence peddling.
Facebook and Twitter immediately moved to suppress the story. You can still find it easily on Google, especially if you use specific search terms like “Hunter Biden laptop.” But, to Google’s credit, a search for “Hunter Biden” in Google News turned up the Fox News version of the story as the top hit on Thursday morning.
NBC News has a very short article that contains the minimal outline of the story and focuses on the fact that President Trump mentioned it at a rally, and says “unverified” twice in six sentences. A quick casual reading of their story would make most of their readers dismiss it as just another whopper from Trump.
Other Big Media similarly posted the absolute minimum, in their continuing pretense to being purveyors of news.
And character assassination started immediately. The computer shop owner is “sleazy” according to Slate and Daily Beast.
You know; the usual.