Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Glenn Greenwald, has just released an hour+ long video detailing how the mainstream media, CIA and tech giants conspired to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story (which detailed corruption from then VP Joe Biden) weeks before the 2020 presidential election. In the words of Greenwald, “However much you despise these media outlets, it’s not enough.”
It’s so easy to recognize and denounce the censorship, repression and propaganda in distant countries we’re taught from childhood to hate (Russia). It’s (much) more difficult — and more important — to recognize it in our own. Pre-election censorship of this story was a disgrace…However much you despise these media outlets, it’s not enough.Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
Here’s some background. The Washington Examiner reports:
Top Politico reporter Ben Schreckinger released a book today examining the Biden family’s “fifty-year rise to power” in which, among other reports about the family’s problematic profiteering, Schreckinger confirms the authenticity of some of the emails found on the laptop in question….the nature of these particular emails confirmed by Schreckinger’s book is important. One was the single most significant email included in and highlighted by the early New York Post reports. In the April 17, 2015, email, Ukrainian businessman Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for having arranged a meeting the night before with his father, Joe Biden. The elder Biden always asserted that he never discussed Hunter’s Ukrainian business dealings with him, and Joe Biden’s spokesmen claimed he never spent time with Pozharskyi on the night in question even though he definitely dined that evening at the restaurant in question.
And yet, that was the NPR/polite society/well-informed view and even the top brass at Facebook got involved. Check back at this post later and we’ll post the Glenn Greenwald video when it is available.