A development in the infamous laptop story further proves the "Russian Disinformation" tale was itself disinformation, shaming a herd of craven media stenographers
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Regardless of your politics, you should be horrified that the corporate media colluded with Big Tech to swing the results of a presidential election by knowingly suppressing truth and publishing lies.
The laptop was easy to verify, but they chose to bury the story because of politics.
But now that we KNOW they lied about this shit, how about we actually start talking about what is ON the laptop and what it means? This is what my next article is going to be about, but I'm out sick today.
Shaming the media for being a bunch of whores is completely appropriate. But that's not where the story ends. And even now it seems that people don't want to face what the laptop means: Biden and those around him are provably corrupt. As his administration continues to ruin American life, you have to start wondering -- is this on purpose?
Killing the laptop story was one of the most egregious, shameful and obvious examples of the corporate media’s corruption. Nice job, Matt Taibbi, although I bet everyone reading your piece already knew or suspected this.
Thanks Matt. I like the way you're turning up the temperature in your recent articles. What I don't get about the Biden scandal is why adding 1+1 is so difficult? Hunter Biden is a crack head who posts zero value to any company let along an energy company in the Ukraine, EXCEPT that he's a gate to his father, VP and now Prez. What were the "positions" and "salaries" intended to do except buy off or at the least gain access to his old man? Prez said Hunter was "the smartest guy he knew." Nice to be in that company. Keep pushing Matt. At some point this ugly boil has got to pop.
We live in a Potemkin reality manufactured by the corporate media and increasingly, Big Tech. Thank god for Substack to allow at least some of us to peer out of Plato’s Cave.
Trump is obviously a human anal wart and a malignant tumor of a man, but he gave America the great gift of a stress test of our country and its institutions and revealed the obvious truth we all suspected but no longer can ignore: our elite class (in every sphere of life) has no loyalty to anything but to themselves and their gold-plated positions, and they will do or say anything to maintain their status no matter how much it may poison our society or even destroy their own long-term credibility.
Since he came down that escalator, we have seen journalists refuse to do the basic job of journalists (and to proudly transform into mendacious propagandists), professors ignore any fealty to truth or reason to run with the Resistance herd, doctors ignore their Hippocratic oaths, for basically everyone in any position of authority not explicitly Conservative to proudly lie with a straight face and respond with a tantrum when called on it.
As we've seen from other societies, once an elite class becomes brazenly dishonest and expects its subjects to parrot obvious lies while caring about nothing but maintaining their exalted positions, serious and ugly social upheaval eventually follows.
The truth was out there about the laptop two years ago, and nobody did anything. I couldn't believe that the story was buried because I read about everything that's being discussed now back in late 2020, but....
The truth about COVID was out there starting in Dec of 2019 when the physician who warned his friends about the new virus was disappeared, and then 'died of COVID', but of course it was bats. The story was out there in the first qtr of 2020 that this was a highly contagious but very weak virus (weaker than the previous five flu seasons), but all of that was buried and we were instead exposed to a panicdemic which caused hundreds of thousands of lives in collateral damage and trillions of dollars of economic harm, until the truth finally came out two years later.
When it became impossible to hire entry level workers in the third qtr of 2021 due to the $15/hr federal unemployment program and all small businesses had to enact 10-20% pay increases, which always trickle up in an organization, and then rose prices to accommodate it, we were told it was transitory, even though everyone knew the small business costs and prices were never going back down, and now we know the truth.
I won't even bother with Russiagate, perhaps the worst example of the press conspiring to distort the truth.
The common theme is that if you actually have a curious mind and do your own research instead of reading headlines, the truth is always out there far ahead of the media.
"Are we ever getting the press back?" My guess is no. It's up to you and the other Substackerati. Thanks, and glad you're here.
That was fantastic!
I hear people say that this is not a time to talk about Hunter's laptop because of the situation in Ukraine. But if the media hadn't suppressed the Biden laptop story, Trump may have prevailed, and with Trump in office it's certainly conceivable that Russia does not invade. So this laptop story is huge.
I also wonder what can be done now that pretty much the entire nation is aware that nearly the entirety of the media is a branch of a certain political party. We know this beyond the shadow of a doubt, so what can we do?
Adverserial press -- what's that? In 2020, the fix was in for Biden. The establishment wanted their "nothing will fundamentally change" man back, this time in the big chair, even if he's addled and saddled with a VP who giggles.
The election wasn't "stolen" from Trump, but it sure was fixed as much as it could be for Biden. The corruption here is as breathtaking as it was brazen.
So it's senile Joe and infantile Harris leading us toward World War III. Well, god bless America -- we'll need it.
I think the answer is no - sides have been chosen and honest commentary by the press is frowned upon.
What about National Public Radio - when it broke they considered the Biden laptop story to be “beneath them’ and would not even discuss it - I remember they issued some meaningless press release about it - how dishonest do they look now? The answer is very dishonest, but I regularly listen to NPR and they have issued no retractions.
“Are we ever getting the press back?” Are you kidding? We lost the press in 1980 during the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan. I haven’t trusted a thing they say ever since. Operation Mockingbird is in full control.
This is all great but the NYT, WaPo, CNN and the rest of the one voice media are still burying the story and the White House will only say Hunter doesnt work for the Government. So what if the NYT finally fesses up if the buried story stays buried. If you dont read Matt, Greenwald or the NY Post you'd never know about this.
Corporate media types forgive themselves for the Hunter laptop lies with the comforting thought it denied Donald Trump a second term. There is little to no consideration for the damage done to their credibility or reputations. That is because they have no reputation. Like the obese pie eater, there is nothing they can or want to do about it. It takes too much psychic energy to admit their professional failures.
Mark Zuckerberg and Leslie Stahl are the face of evil in our time