Last month, the mainstream media finally admitted that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptops were accurate after sitting on the story for nearly a year and a half and discrediting it as ‘Russian disinformation.’ The Washington Post is allegedly one of the outlets that was given a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive roughly a year ago and just chose to ‘verify’ its contents less than a week ago.
This morning, the Washington Post released an article saying that the mainstream media’s admission that Hunter Biden’s laptop was real is an opportunity for a ‘reckoning.’
“For now, what’s more compelling than the assorted accusations about the Bidens’ behavior is this question: Why is confirmation of a story that first surfaced in the fall of 2020 emerging only now? When the New York Post published its blockbuster exclusive on the contents of a laptop said to have been abandoned at a Delaware repair shop by Hunter Biden, mainstream media organizations balked at running with the same narrative. Social media sites displayed even greater caution. Twitter blocked the story altogether, pointing to a policy against hacked materials, and suspended the New York Post’s account for sharing it; Facebook downranked the story in the algorithms that govern users’ news feeds for fear that it was based on misinformation. Now, The Washington Post and the New York Times have vouched for many of the relevant communications.” Said the Editorial Board of the Washington Post.
The op-ed goes on to say that there may be a ‘danger’ to suppressing ‘accurate and relevant’ stories.
It further says that it is ‘hard’ to know what to do with stories that are true but released to further an agenda and that it makes ‘obvious sense’ for newspapers to verify the information before they release it. It is certainly interesting that the Washington Post didn’t apply the same standard to Trump during his presidency.