Yahoo reporter who ‘didn’t see’ Hunter laptop confirmation coming, likely didn’t see this backlash coming either

Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff should have seen the ridicule he was about to endure coming, but then, it appears the reporter’s ability to foresee events is severely limited.

Isikoff took to Twitter on Thursday to acknowledge his surprise in response to The New York Times reporting that Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop had been authenticated.

Of course, the New York Post broke the story about the laptop in the final days of the Nov. 2020 election only to be fully censored by Big Tech and the corporate media. Subsequent reporting further confirmed the accuracy of the story and the Post stood by its reporting as the political class moved to discredit it, trotting out more than 50 former senior intelligence officials to sign a letter claiming the story “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

Yet, it took the Times to report on the authenticity of the laptop — with now-President Biden ensconced in the White House — for the media to suddenly accept the Post’s reporting, which is a sad reflection on journalistic standards today.

“In the category of – didn’t see this coming: The ⁦@nytimes confirms the authenticity of Hunter Biden emails derived from his laptop that had been previously dismissed as Russian disinformation,” Isikoff tweeted.

In addition to Big Tech not allowing the Post story to be disseminated, with Twitter even locking the paper’s account for two critical weeks, the media worked to bury the story ahead of the 2020 election.

Richard Grenell, who served as Acting Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration, summed things up well in a tweet Friday.

“Hunter Biden’s laptop would have sunk Joe Biden’s election. The DC newsrooms knew it. They covered it up. This is a total crisis for the US media,” Grenell tweeted.

Drew Holden presented a smoking thread Thursday on just how thorough the media was in burying the story ahead of the election, as seen here:

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., responded to Isikoff’s tweet to draw attention to the media’s reaction to the largely debunked Russian dossier.

“Only if you weren’t looking for it. Aren’t you supposed to be an investigative journalist?” Johnson tweeted. “And yet you thought the Steele dossier was true but the Hunter laptop was Russian disinformation? When will the advocates in the media apologize for what they’ve done to America?”

Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:


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