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The New York Times’s ‘Late Breaking News’ on Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden walks to Maritime One particular outdoors the White Dwelling, May perhaps 22, 2021.


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Pertaining to Gerard Baker’s “Hunter Biden’s Laptop and America’s Crisis of Accountability” (No cost Expression, March 22): The media justification that it dismissed the laptop computer because of “uncertainty about its provenance” is hogwash. We all know that if a related tale had emerged about the Trump spouse and children, even with no credible source, the mainstream media would have operate it nonstop.

There was no query about the validity of the story, which was verified by

Tony Bobulinski.

The protection by the New York Post was substantial and believable. The Biden family members in no way even denied the story—it merely refused to go over it and the press allowed it to dodge the challenge.

Robert M. Sussman

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

The “revelations” from the New York Periods that Hunter Biden’s laptop is genuine is all the more extraordinary in highlighting the media’s deficiency of introspection (“All the News That’s Eventually Suit to Print,” Critique & Outlook, March 19).

The media piously condemns Vladimir Putin’s propaganda device, and justifiably so, nevertheless it appears to be blind to how it has blocked reporting on Biden Inc. The quarantining of valid, essential information tales by the media here borders on propaganda.

I predict the media will critically analyze the Biden family members impact-peddling strategies late following year—if the president’s poll figures have not budged and he’s showing a resolve to operate for re-election. The powers that be will then rediscover this scandal to get the president to re-look at his decision.

Fred Van Bennekom

Bolton, Mass.

Some Republicans are arguing that this scandal, at last acknowledged by the New York Situations, proves the 2020 election was “rigged.” It would be unfortunate if this notion were used to assist the perilous see pushed by previous President

Donald Trump

that he gained the 2020 election.

There’s no doubt that the failure to pursue the disclosures in Mr. Biden’s laptop computer was the most egregious example of media bias in our record. It very probably tilted the 2020 election to President Biden. The data on the laptop computer implies he was profiting from his son’s business dealings.

However, this is only another case in point of the media’s alignment with the Democratic Party—a flaw in our democracy, to be absolutely sure, but not diverse in variety from the hurdles Republicans confront in just about every election.

Peter J. Wallison

American Organization Institute

Snowmass, Colo.

Joseph Pulitzer

wrote: “Our Republic and its push will rise or drop collectively. An capable, disinterested, public-spirited press, with educated intelligence to know the correct and bravery to do it, can preserve that general public advantage without the need of which well known governing administration is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic push will produce in time a people today as base as by itself.” Mr. Pulitzer was frighteningly prescient.

Julia Lutch

Davis, Calif.

If I ended up a subscriber to the New York Instances, would I get a “late breaking news” notification from the paper about this tale?

Richard LaRue

Orlando, Fla.

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Appeared in the March 25, 2022, print edition as ‘Hunter Biden Last but not least Would make the Gray Lady.’