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The New York Times’s ‘Late Breaking News’ on Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden walks to Maritime One outside the house the White Home, May well 22, 2021.


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Relating to Gerard Baker’s “Hunter Biden’s Laptop computer and America’s Disaster of Accountability” (No cost Expression, March 22): The media justification that it dismissed the notebook mainly because of “uncertainty about its provenance” is hogwash. We all know that if a equivalent story experienced emerged about the Trump spouse and children, even with no credible resource, the mainstream media would have run it nonstop.

There was no issue about the validity of the tale, which was confirmed by

Tony Bobulinski.

The protection by the New York Publish was substantial and plausible. The Biden relatives in no way even denied the story—it just refused to examine it and the press allowed it to dodge the issue.

Robert M. Sussman

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

The “revelations” from the New York Times that Hunter Biden’s notebook is real is all the more exceptional in highlighting the media’s absence of introspection (“All the News That’s Finally In good shape to Print,” Assessment & Outlook, March 19).

The media piously condemns Vladimir Putin’s propaganda equipment, and justifiably so, nevertheless it seems blind to how it has blocked reporting on Biden Inc. The quarantining of legitimate, significant news stories by the media in this article borders on propaganda.

I predict the media will significantly study the Biden loved ones affect-peddling schemes late next year—if the president’s poll quantities haven’t budged and he’s displaying a resolve to run for re-election. The powers that be will then rediscover this scandal to get the president to re-examine his decision.

Fred Van Bennekom

Bolton, Mass.

Some Republicans are arguing that this scandal, eventually acknowledged by the New York Moments, proves the 2020 election was “rigged.” It would be regrettable if this strategy were being made use of to aid the perilous perspective pushed by previous President

Donald Trump

that he won the 2020 election.

There’s no doubt that the failure to go after the disclosures in Mr. Biden’s notebook was the most egregious illustration of media bias in our historical past. It incredibly most likely tilted the 2020 election to President Biden. The data on the laptop indicates he was profiting from his son’s business dealings.

Still, this is only yet another illustration of the media’s alignment with the Democratic Party—a flaw in our democracy, to be confident, but not different in kind from the road blocks Republicans experience in each election.

Peter J. Wallison

American Business Institute

Snowmass, Colo.

Joseph Pulitzer

wrote: “Our Republic and its push will rise or fall jointly. An capable, disinterested, general public-spirited push, with properly trained intelligence to know the ideal and braveness to do it, can preserve that public virtue with no which common authorities is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic push will deliver in time a men and women as foundation as by itself.” Mr. Pulitzer was frighteningly prescient.

Julia Lutch

Davis, Calif.

If I have been a subscriber to the New York Situations, would I get a “late breaking news” notification from the paper about this tale?

Richard LaRue

Orlando, Fla.

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Appeared in the March 25, 2022, print version as ‘Hunter Biden Finally Tends to make the Gray Woman.’