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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fox News covers for Biden

 It's informative to see when the media is suddenly all concerned with the possibility of a source being "sketchy".  

Fox News was first approached by Rudy Giuliani to report on a tranche of files alleged to have come from Hunter Biden’s unclaimed laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop, but that the news division chose not to run the story unless or until the sourcing and veracity of the emails could be properly vetted.

With the general election just three weeks away, Giuliani ultimately brought the story to the New York Post, which shares the same owner, Rupert Murdoch. The tabloid has been exhaustively covering the contents of the laptop — which include everything from emails regarding Hunter Biden’s work for a Ukrainian company to personal photos of the recovering addict — with each morsel being amplified in the conservative media world, including on Fox News’ top-rated opinion programs. Thus far, the Fox’s News division has only been able to verify one email from the tranche leaked.

The former New York City mayor and personal attorney to President Donald Trump has long had a working relationship with Fox News, the cable news network whose opinion shows have an overwhelmingly pro-Trump point of view.

But according to two sources familiar with the matter, the lack of authentication of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop, combined with established concerns about Giuliani as a reliable source and his desire for unvetted publication, led the network’s news division to pass. Fox News declined to comment on this story.

Some of Fox News’ top news anchors and reporters have distanced themselves from the story. During an on-air report that largely focused on how social media platforms handled this story, Bret Baier said, “Let’s say, just not sugarcoat it. The whole thing is sketchy.”

“You couldn’t write this script in 19 days from an election, but we are digging into where this computer is and the emails and the authenticity of it,” he added.

It appears Fox News has adopted the Wikipedia model of only trusting "reliable sources" where "reliable" means "someone who provides information we want to believe". And what they want to believe is information favorable to the Democratic Party.

The pictures are obviously of Hunter Biden. Apparently they go back to his childhood. Who else could the laptop possibly belong to, his dead mother?

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49 Comments:

Blogger doctrev October 20, 2020 5:11 AM  

Arguably the notion the laptop belongs to either of his parents would actually make this worse!

But who cares- all Donald Trump has to do is leak this sick cretin's self-made porn films and bam. Election over. Giuliani was disgusted by whatever he saw, and that guy used to live in New York while performing in drag shows!

Blogger James October 20, 2020 5:12 AM  

The news organization that had sync'd doctored footage on 9/11 with the rest is dishonest? Yeah... "Conservatives" :)

Blogger xavier October 20, 2020 5:17 AM  

I keep no photos on my computer just innocuous wallpaper or some lovely photos of illuminated manuscripts or some pious images from churches.

I've always regarded photos as very private and shouldn't be in computers

Blogger Unknown October 20, 2020 5:23 AM  

What an odd story just popped up to take over the media. Jeff Toobin, CNN Chief Legal and New Yorker Chief Legal, was suspended for jerking off on a zoom call. The week after it allegedly happened. Taking over the news world.

Hmmm.... same guy knocked up his coworkers daughter, while married, and refused to acknowledge the child until forced to by the courts. Never in a bit of trouble. And he is Jewish. But this time, just this time, he gets in a little trouble. At the exact time the media needed a mildly funny event to take away all the press from Hunter.

Blogger Brett baker October 20, 2020 5:31 AM  

Maybe the laptop is from his ex?
As for Fox, Michael Savage said "Fox is five years behind CNN" over a decade ago.

Blogger Unknown October 20, 2020 5:32 AM  

Ep446 warroom bannon. Trust me on this. Bannon a genius. They everything. The rollout was perfect. SidV

Blogger Right Republican October 20, 2020 5:42 AM  

If one email from the computer is verified, wouldn't that prove the computer is actually Hunter Biden's and thus verify that the rest of the material was authentic too? Maybe other damning items were added to it later, but it doesn't seem as if they are trying very hard to verify the other material. If anything is sketchy, it's their lack of response to the finding and investigating of this laptop.

Blogger Teleport me off this rock October 20, 2020 5:51 AM  

Thus far, the Fox’s News division has only been able to verify one email from the tranche leaked.

So Fox's position is one legit email got mixed in with a bunch of fakes, purely by accident? And let me guess, the "verification process" is calling Biden's team and asking them if the emails are real.

Blogger Teleport me off this rock October 20, 2020 5:55 AM  

personal photos of the recovering addict

Someone asked why Hunter would keep incriminating evidence on a laptop. Well, there's the answer: junkies are always forgetting important stuff, especially when they're looking for that next blast.

Blogger God Emperor Memes October 20, 2020 6:09 AM  

I just feel sad about Hunter's impending suicide.

Blogger Dan in Georgia October 20, 2020 6:15 AM  

Bannon on Australian TV was talking about how Andrew Breitbart taught him how to dribble out info to make the media lie about it, then dribble out more that shows they are lying. I've never seen Bannon so animated. He's clearly having a great time tying the CCP to the dems/MSM.

Blogger Lazarus October 20, 2020 6:22 AM  

The thing that matters politically is the idea that Hunter had to pay a kickback to Pop.

Blogger Stryker4570 October 20, 2020 6:26 AM  

The Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said in an interview that the Intelligence Agencies have no evidence that the lap tops are a disinformation campaign by the Russians and in so many words said Adam Schiff is lying about it and so is the press. These are lies born out of sheer desperation. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ratcliffe-hunter-biden-laptop-emails-not-russian-disinformation-campaign?fbclid=IwAR39578eFIHxC0s9ifFwg6EPNhdONC10UUJkb_4IHVlrAfuzwYGt9834uek

Blogger basementhomebrewer October 20, 2020 6:39 AM  

It is revealing that this laptop, with authentic lectures of Hunter and at least 1 email verified by the recipient is determined to not be credible enough to air.
Remember, Trump calling soldiers suckers is still being reported as plausible despite 20 on the record sources saying it never happened vs the word of 4 anonymous sources, who refuse to go on the record saying it did happen.

Also, the "very fine people" statement from Charlottesville is never challenged despite the transcript showing him condemning Nazis. Those rise to the level of credible stories, but this one, which Hunter, nor the campaign hasn't even denied its authenticity, is too unreliable to report.


Thats not to mention the Cooney emails that are showing much the same practices with a source that is more clear cut. Those are being ignored by most outlets as well and purposely mixed in with the Laptop emails to try and discredit them.

Blogger Balkan Yankee October 20, 2020 6:41 AM  

What Rupert Murdoch gave with one hand (NY Post), he kinda took back with the other (Fox News).

Rupert doesn't like Trump. But he likes ratings. And Tucker is killing it. So there is that.

Blogger Kari Hall October 20, 2020 6:43 AM  

A story from Business Insider Sept 26, 2019 Discusses how Paul Ryan, former Rep speaker of the House wants to use his position on the Fox's board to do something about Trump. The Republicans are just as afraid of the fall out as the democrats and just a guilty. Interesting that Kelly Ayotte is also on the board.
https://clarion.causeaction.com/2020/10/08/paul-ryan-reportedly-pushing-fox-news-to-break-away-from-president-trump/

Blogger Retrenched October 20, 2020 7:08 AM  

Leftists are planting fake photos and rumors about the laptop so they can "debunk" them later, and dismiss the whole laptop as a right wing conspiracy.

Blogger B October 20, 2020 7:33 AM  

That's all Fox could "verify" -- one email? They must not be trying very hard.

It appears Fox's own Tucker Carlson doesn't agree with Bret Baier that the bombshell story is "sketchy" because he devoted most of his show yesterday to the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop:

https://youtu.be/cW6mc2fAtfA

Fox management is no friend of TGE, and they haven't been for a long time.


Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 20, 2020 7:40 AM  

"If one email from the computer is verified, wouldn't that prove the computer is actually Hunter Biden's and thus verify that the rest of the material was authentic too?"

Yes. Their only possible logical argument isn't with the legitimacy of the 'top, rather that extra material was added into what was actually in there... which will of course be claimed as all of the incriminating evidence.

Blogger Robert Browning October 20, 2020 7:40 AM  

Kathryn Hufschmid Murdoch, the daughter in law of Rupert works for the Clinton Climate Initiative. Sarah Murdoch, Ruperts other daughter in law has a background in the arts and broadcasting down under. They have input now that Rupert is getting old.

The consolation prize is they both hate the Hanman. And with Rush Limbog in stage four it looks like the end is near for the Hanman on tv and radio. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Blogger FallofthaEmpire October 20, 2020 7:52 AM  

Fox was never a good source of media for consumption. They're definitely part of the controlled opposition set up to lead the masses away from logical conclusions such as nationalism. It's only a matter of time till it goes to the dust too, but it does have a few genuinely good people in the organization such as Tucker, which definitely does argue in favor of its longevity.

Blogger Critias October 20, 2020 8:08 AM  

Commissioner Cohen has debunked these emails.

Blogger phunktor October 20, 2020 8:13 AM  

Hung like " look! A squirrel!"...

Blogger James Dixon October 20, 2020 8:16 AM  

> It's informative to see when the media is suddenly all concerned with the possibility of a source being "sketchy".

As Instapundit says, if it weren't for double standards they'd have no standards at all.

Blogger Canada78Bear October 20, 2020 8:20 AM  

The insanity of it is even if it was from another country; if they had all of this dirt on Hunter then the story is even larger and they should be running with it.

But it does stink of a cover-up.

Blogger JD Curtis October 20, 2020 8:34 AM  

Brett Baier was vehemently Never Trump in '16.

Blogger Delaware Blue Hen October 20, 2020 8:41 AM  

The more that I study the story, the more that I am convinced it is genuine. One more additional fact: the Mac Store that came in possession of the Hunter laptop is located in the Trolley Square section of Wilmington, DE. It is only a few miles from where Biden Sr. lives. So, if Biden Jr. (while visiting his dad) is going to drop off a laptop for repair, it is the most likely place that he would go to.

The Hunter Biden scandal makes the Thomas Capano murder of Anne Marie Fahey back in 1996 in DE seem like child's play.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Thomas_Capano

Blogger maniacprovost October 20, 2020 9:01 AM  

The pictures alone obviously confirm 95% of the story. The media is being willfully obtuse, though to be fair, the actual journalists may be too stupid to do understand how evidence and computers work.

Blogger The Masked Menace October 20, 2020 9:16 AM  

Win or lose Trump has already performed a great service for mankind. He is truly The Great Revealer. The lies, the deception, the corruption, and the abominable degeneracy has NEVER been more obvious.

Blogger Grandpa Lampshade October 20, 2020 9:19 AM  

This is funny considering the number of stories the media puts out every single day with nothing more backing them up than "Unnamed sources"

Blogger Mustang Mike October 20, 2020 9:19 AM  

Didn't Hunter's lawyer call the computer repair shop and try to retrieve the laptop? Also, wasn't Hunter's signature on the invoice verified? Tucker Carlson has been talking about this for the last 4 episodes, is he one of the last honest reporters left? These people are pissing me off.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 20, 2020 9:36 AM  

@12 Lazarus
Thats what concerns me about the focus on alleged rape videos w Hunter, which would only directly implicate him: talk those up so much then if a big nothingburger, the actual Joe Biden incriminating/implicating stuff is that much easier to sweep under the rug.
Its the father and Kamala we need to stop, not the son.

Blogger Didas Kalos October 20, 2020 9:54 AM  

@brett Baker. You mean Michael Allen Weiner?

Blogger Unknownsailor October 20, 2020 10:39 AM  

Kari Hall wrote:A story from Business Insider Sept 26, 2019 Discusses how Paul Ryan, former Rep speaker of the House wants to use his position on the Fox's board to do something about Trump. The Republicans are just as afraid of the fall out as the democrats and just a guilty. Interesting that Kelly Ayotte is also on the board.

https://clarion.causeaction.com/2020/10/08/paul-ryan-reportedly-pushing-fox-news-to-break-away-from-president-trump/


A great many Republicans want to go back to the conditions that existed before Trump, where they personally got rich thanks to their globalist benefactors, and Chamber of Commerce lobbyists wrote legislation.

Trump has overturned that model. Like Sundance over at CTH likes to say, there are trillions of dollars at stake. Trump is an existential threat to that money train.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 20, 2020 11:29 AM  

Newscaper312 wrote:Thats what concerns me about the focus on alleged rape videos w Hunter, which would only directly implicate him: talk those up so much then if a big nothingburger, the actual Joe Biden incriminating/implicating stuff is that much easier to sweep under the rug.
Or, talk them up, then use the salacious details about Hunter's career as a rapist to distract from Hunter's career as a criminal accomplice to Big Joe's corruption.

Let's do focus on Big Joe for about the next two weeks.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 20, 2020 12:11 PM  

@Ominous

Or say the videos do pan out in some fashion, gives media "sensitivity to the Vuce President's family in this time of healing for their sons tragic addiction" as an excuse to ignore the dirt that actually implicates Joe.

Blogger Newscaper312 October 20, 2020 12:13 PM  

Obsession w videos of son is potentially a self inflicted case of "Squirrel!" By our side.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 20, 2020 12:36 PM  

A somewhat likely scenario: Joe loses the election in a Trumpslide. Soon after, Hunter is suicided, probably with a drug overdose. The media tells everyone there's no need to pick on this senile old man and his bereaved family any more, so we can all stop thinking about laptops and hard drives and who else might have been involved in selling out America to the highest bidder.

Blogger Stilicho October 20, 2020 12:49 PM  

After four years of constant media promotion of the Russiagate hoax even though they knew Hillary's campaign was the source/promoter of the fake dossier, they suddenly want to squelch any discussion of Biden's verifiable corruption because Rudy Gulliani is the one who brought it to public attention (only because the FBI tried to hide it to protect Biden). What retards.

On the bright side, their attempts to hide the truth have actually caused it to spread wider and more rapidly. Oft evil will doth evil mar...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 20, 2020 3:02 PM  

All you "Ignore the salacious bits" cucks are doing us a disservice. In order to have any real impact, the normies have to hear about it. They only they will 1) hear about it and 2) pay attention is if it is salacious, evil and can't be dismissed. "What did you mean by that giving the old half?" gives them an out. Videos of Hunter Biden toruturing young Chinese girls does not.
Also, hate to say it, but the alleged videos are of Biden torturing and raping little girls, not snorting coke off the ass of a 15-year-old (although there is that too). Age verification not required.

Blogger map October 20, 2020 4:35 PM  

Newscaper312 wrote:@12 Lazarus

Thats what concerns me about the focus on alleged rape videos w Hunter, which would only directly implicate him: talk those up so much then if a big nothingburger, the actual Joe Biden incriminating/implicating stuff is that much easier to sweep under the rug.

Its the father and Kamala we need to stop, not the son.


Tucker Carlson has already established that the video is authentic and he has established that Hunter Biden kicks back his ill-gotten gains to Joe Biden.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 20, 2020 4:50 PM  

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Blogger James Dixon October 20, 2020 5:10 PM  

> they suddenly want to squelch any discussion of Biden's verifiable corruption because Rudy Gulliani is the one who brought it to public attention

They guy they all loved back in 2001 and called "America's Mayor" is now persona non grata.

Blogger tublecane October 20, 2020 6:20 PM  

"his desire for unvetted publication"

"Vetting" here would presumably mean running it past the DNC.

What do they think we think is involved here? Like, Rudy hands them a stack of papers and tells them to run them on-air immediately? Then, when responsible Fox adults tell Rudy they should probably give the stack a once-over, Rudy yells: "No! Do as I say, you pathetic worms!"

You could almost believe Fox if you'd never watched their network before, and never witnessed what insane speculation they waste every day going over ad nauseam.

Blogger tublecane October 20, 2020 6:28 PM  

@36- No, the point of "squirrel" is that you're easily dustracted. Obsession is the exact opposite of that.

You may be thinking of the White Whale.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 20, 2020 6:41 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:All you "Ignore the salacious bits" cucks are doing us a disservice. In order to have any real impact, the normies have to hear about it. They only they will 1) hear about it and 2) pay attention is if it is salacious, evil and can't be dismissed.
We need ``Evil and can't be dismissed, and points back to Big Joe the crime boss.''

My point isn't that we should ignore the salacious bits, it is that we need to keep the focus on Big Joe and his crime family.
We don't want folks feeling sorry for poor ol' Sleepy Joe, whose son turned out to be a murderous baby-raper.
We want folks up in arms because Big Joe knew and profited from his murderous, baby-rapin' son's activities.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 20, 2020 6:53 PM  

All you "Ignore the salacious bits" cucks are doing us a disservice. In order to have any real impact, the normies have to hear about it.

Yes. It took a stained blue dress to get Americans to pay attention to a Clinton scandal. Granted, the media used 24/7 coverage of it to wear down Americans, turn it into a joke, and ultimately let him slip off the hook with the tacit approval of the GOP. But without that salacious bit, he would never have been impeached at all. None of the other scandals could get any traction, despite involving actual crimes.

Blogger eclecticme October 20, 2020 7:00 PM  

Former sec of labor has an idea to fix all this.
https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1317614803704115200
Robert Reich
@RBReich
·
Oct 17
When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling October 20, 2020 7:23 PM  

@11 Dan in Georgia:

I've never seen Bannon so animated.

One other thing that might be animating Bannon: it's lately been rumored that the search warrant served as part of the arrest and political prosecution of him was intended to grab any copies of the hard drive it was thought he might have.

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