Media outlet Business Insider decided to finally do a piece on the Hunter Biden scandal but equivocated all over the place trying to appease the leftist mob, disparage Trump, and dump on Fox News while minimally reporting on the corruption of the President’s son.
The unintentionally amusing headline states, “Hunter Biden isn’t Trump, but what’s he’s up to is bad and deserves your attention — even if you hate Fox News.”
Instead of just focusing on the documented corruption of the Biden clan, Business Insider appeared to feel it had to apologize to their liberal audience for even attempting to do their job as journalists.
To be fair, it appears that they did mention a number of things that many on the right have known about for quite some time. But the writer just could not resist doing some kind of comparison to former President Trump. It’s their standby go-to when trying to deflect over misdeeds by Democrats.
I do wonder about this sometimes. Do reporters feel this kind of genuflection is necessary to appease readership?
Is the throat clear just a signal to any potential online mob? https://t.co/jH2AQauSON
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) October 13, 2021
The article starts off by scantily reporting on Burisma and Hunter Biden’s “poor judgment.”
“In February 2015, George Kent approached the White House with a concern. Hunter Biden, the vice president’s son, had taken a lucrative seat on the board of Burisma Holdings, an energy company in Ukraine, and was being paid as much as $50,000 a month for his services. Part of Kent’s portfolio, as a senior State Department diplomat, was to fight official corruption in Ukraine. He warned the White House that Biden’s position at Burisma — a company that was under investigation at the time — would make his job harder,” the author Mattathias Schwartz states.
“Kent got the brush-off. Because Joe Biden’s son Beau was dying of cancer, Kent was told, the vice president didn’t have the ‘bandwidth’ to address the Burisma issue. Hunter Biden himself later acknowledged that it was ‘poor judgment’ to team up with Burisma — mainly because, as he put it in his memoir, it enabled Donald Trump to create a ‘distraction’ to use against his father,” he wrote simultaneously pointing out corruption and then justifying it.
Then he took the obligatory leftist swing at conservatives, “Republicans have certainly pounced on the younger Biden’s business dealings in an attempt to cast doubt on his father’s integrity. White nationalists, neofascists, and other Tucker Carlson viewers can’t get enough Hunter Biden content — something I recently experienced firsthand, when I documented that he had requested a retainer of $2 million to help the Libyan government recover assets that the Obama administration had frozen.”
He does comment that the mainstream media has basically dismissed Hunter Biden’s scandals. But then he goes on once more to water down the crime and corruption surrounding the younger Biden family member.
“To many Americans, Hunter Biden comes across as a sad but harmless figure — just one more troubled presidential relative seeking to trade on his White House connections. From Billy Carter and Roger Clinton to Malik Obama and Tony Rodham, no first family seems complete without a wacky relation who can be counted on to generate embarrassing headlines,” he noted. But notice that all of those he mentioned are Democrats.
Schwartz goes on to talk about the Biden “wall” and its lack of transparency being equivalent to “don’t ask, don’t tell.” He also gets in a dig that the scandals involving foreign investments, drugs, hookers, pay-for-play, and shady art deals don’t “approach Trump-level corruption.” He actually goes on quite a bit in a whataboutism effort to paint Trump as totally corrupt while defending and justifying Hunter Biden’s obvious bad deeds.
The cowardly “journalists” are afraid of the Twitter mob attacking them for semi-sorta doing a miniscule amount of their job.
We swear, guize, Trump is real bad and we hate him too. Please don’t criticize us. 😭😭😭
— Eric (@Crude1970) October 13, 2021
In the end, he wraps up the piece suggesting some sort of ethical reform for the Biden presidency.
“The best solution would be to make the wall truly impregnable — to cut the Biden family off from any political player who wants to pay them. While Biden is president, they would get some lived experience in the working lives of the ‘ordinary Americans’ whose economic travails he often invokes. Short of that, we should demand that the Biden Wall be built with glass bricks. That way, at least, we would know who is paying the president’s family, and what they’re expecting in return,” he concluded.
The piece was tortuous not only for readers but evidently for the writer as well. It was not a serious look at Hunter Biden’s dealings. It was more of an apology for perceived corruption.
My god, practically apologizing for reporting corruption. Honk honk.
— GMO Free Citizen 7 (@Citizen_Zed) October 13, 2021
Readers were left shaking their heads: (** Language warning)
Lol what the fuck kind of headline is that
— Sage McCallister (@SageMccallister) October 13, 2021
This headline is so completely insanehttps://t.co/wnV75xnliv
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 13, 2021
Legitimately the funniest headline I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/PMkibyaNol
— Brady Leonard (@bradyleonard) October 13, 2021
It’s also grammatically incorrect
— Giuseppe Mercadante (@itsmercadante) October 13, 2021
Pay wall and still can’t afford an editor smh
— Pete, Passport (@Passport_Pete) October 13, 2021
I tripped and spilled my coffee trying to read this. You owe me a pair of khakis.
— Ricky Rawlins (@ZerotoDeNiro) October 13, 2021
So, they won’t call spade a spade before putting Trump into it, gotcha!
— Vinay Vaksh 🚀 (@VakshVinay) October 13, 2021
The level of cult is strong with that headline.
— Alpha Pureblood🦇 FutureChris 🇺🇸 (@FutureChrisJr) October 13, 2021
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