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WH press urged to circle back, ask Psaki about her tweet debunking now-confirmed Hunter Biden story

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Now that the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden laptop story has basically been confirmed, the Twitterverse is circling back to when Jen Psaki attempted to discredit the scandal.

Linking to a Politico article, Psaki — whose favorite term is “circle back” — claimed in October 2020 that the “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.”

A new book, ironically by a Politico reporter, however, reportedly confirms the authenticity of at least some of the emails and other content on the laptop left at a Delaware repair shop about alleged sketchy overseas influence peddling by the president’s son that purportedly may have extended to Joe Biden himself.

For publishing its scoop on the laptop during the run-up to the presidential election, the New York Post found itself temporarily de-platformed by Twitter.

Along with pro-Biden Big Tech, various corporate news outlets sought to disparage or suppress the story because, as many political observers contend, it didn’t fit the narrative, i.e., it would have disadvantaged the Democrat presidential ticket.

Various individuals who sought to share the story online were hit with platform account suspensions and the like.

On his Substack page, intellectually honest, progressive pundit Glenn Greenwald called out the institutional left for what was considered an escalation of anti-free speech activity as it relates to the Biden family email trove.

“[T]here was ample proof from the start that these documents were genuine and that the only ones engaged in ‘disinformation’ and lies was this axis of the CIA, corporate media, and Big Tech,” wrote Greenwald, who quit The Intercept, the left-wing outlet he co-founded, over censorship.

But the most severe episode of all was the joint campaign — in the weeks before the 2020 election — by the CIA, Big Tech, the liberal wing of the corporate media and the Democratic Party to censor and suppress a series of major reports about then-presidential frontrunner Joe Biden…From the start, the evidence of authenticity was overwhelming…

But the complete lack of evidence for these [Russia disinformation] claims — that even these career CIA liars acknowledged plagued their assertions — did not stop the corporate media or Big Tech from repeating this lie over and over, and, far worse, using this lie to censor this reporting from the internet…From there, virtually every media outlet — CNN, NBC News, PBS, Huffington PostThe Intercept, and too many others to count — began completely ignoring the substance of the reporting and instead spread the lie over and over that these documents were the by-product of Russian disinformation…

But the media disinformation about the Post‘s documents — obviously designed to protect Joe Biden in the lead-up to the election — were not the worst aspect of what happened here. Far worse was the decision by Twitter to prohibit any discussion of this reporting or posting of links to the story both publicly and privately on the platform….

Against the backdrop, those who closely follow key developments in the news imply on Twitter that the White House press secretary has some explaining to do, if the liberal journalists in the briefing room will do their job.

The expectation, however, appears to be that Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy is the only hope for posing a tough question.

Robert Jonathan

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