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Biden and the Lying Press

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Posted: Oct 25, 2020 12:01 AM
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Biden and the Lying Press

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If we had an honest press, Joe Biden wouldn’t be running for president. Biden’s mental deterioration or apparent status as some Ukrainian/Russian/Chinese mafioso would have long ago torpedoed his career. 

But it is what it is. Today’s press is not the unbiased watchdog that our founders granted constitutional protection. Today’s press is nothing more than a biased, butt-kissing left-wing self-licking ice cream cone. 

Today’s media are Stalinist to the core. They are prejudicial liars who promote poisonous propaganda to manipulate public opinion. 

And during the 2020 Election, rather than covering a story about Biden family corruption, media scum-suckers are running cover for “the big guy.”

During an interview earlier this year with Breitbart News, Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer said the Biden family made themselves wealthy from Ukraine and China using Joe Biden’s influential role as vice president. Mainstream media remained silent, almost indignant at the suggestion.

Thanks to recent bombshell reporting by the New York Post, Hunter Biden emails surfaced, corroborating  Schweizer’s story, which the FBI is now investigating (but don’t hold your breath). Predictably, media bottom-feeders continue to look the other way.

True to form, CNN's Jake Tapper claimed the allegations are “too disgusting to repeat” on his network. Likewise, during an interview with Trump, CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl torpedoed Trump’s claims about the scandal. NPR hasn’t covered it because “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.” On the Today show, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell suggested it was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to influence the election. As of this writing, ABC News ignored the story completely. 

Additionally, and to no surprise, Twitter and Facebook suppressed it too. Does anyone doubt if Donald Trump used Eric Trump to curry favor with Moscow and funnel cash to the Trump Organization, the media would lose their collective minds? 

During the final presidential debate, moderator Kristen Welker really had no choice but to ask Biden about the scandal. Welker asked Biden if his son’s foreign business ties were “inappropriate” or “unethical,” and pretty much left it at that. In sharp contrast, Welker repeatedly interrupted Trump, many times on Biden’s behalf—and cut off Trump when he started talking about the Joe Biden family foreign pay-for-play scandal. Welker failed to challenge Biden’s litany of lies and ignored important facts Trump brought up like the infamous immigrant kid cages--which everyone knows--except maybe the intentionally ignorant media--were a product of the Obama-Biden administration. 

In a nutshell, the leftist media refuses to cover what may be the most significant political story of the 2020 presidential election.

But who is surprised? No one, including Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.

In a letter to Thomas Carrington on January 16, 1787, Jefferson wrote, “…were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” 

It didn’t take long for Jefferson to change his opinion of the once venerated free press. Twenty years to be exact.

When writing to newspaper editor John Norvell years later, Jefferson said: “To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted so as to be most useful, I should answer ‘by retraining it to true facts and sound principles only.’ Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth that a suppression of the press could not more completely deprive the nation of its benefits, than is done by its abandoned prostitution to falsehood…I will add that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and error.”

What a timely message in today’s political climate considering “falsehoods and error” is Biden’s apparent campaign strategy, coupled with the media’s “abandoned prostitution to falsehood.”

Susan is an award-winning columnist who lives in Alaska. She feels safer around the grizzlies which roam her property than the leftists roaming worldwide. She has written for scores of newspapers and media publications across the U.S., including USA Today, Townhall, The Christian Post, GOPUSA, BizPac Review, and Jewish World Review. Contact Susan at writestamper@protonmail.com.