Readers will remember that, in mid-October, the New York Post began publishing a series of stories containing bombshell details surrounding Hunter Biden's business deals with Ukrainians, the wife of a Moscow mayor, and China. The Post also revealed evidence that Joe Biden had lied when he claimed that he knew nothing about his son's deals and in fact, according to emails found on the laptop, Joe Biden was having his bills paid by his son and was getting financial kickbacks from his son's deals since he was making them thanks to his dad's connections with the upper echelons of our government.
But of course, the rest of the mainstream media was all-in for Biden because they loathed President Donald Trump in an unprecedented and unnatural way, so those outlets first ignored the revelations, then hid under the cover of a letter signed by 51 intelligence community officials who claimed, without evidence, that the materials on the laptop were likely planted by (wait for it) Russia.
Fast-forward to the present day.
In recent weeks, however, some of those same outlets -- CNN, the Washington Post, The New York Times, and others -- have not only verified that the contents of Hunter's laptop are genuine, but they've also begun reporting new details about Biden family corruption, almost as if the deep state has decided it's time to cut the dementia president loose.
And yet, that hasn't stopped some mainstream media elitists from engaging in denial, like The Atlantic's Ann Applebaum, a former member of the Washington Post's editorial board. At the university's “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference, last week, she was confronted with a question about the Hunter Biden laptop, and her response was instructive.
Freshman student Daniel Schmidt asked Applebaum about the laptop: “So, in 2020, you wrote ‘those outside the Fox News bubble do not, of course, need to learn any of the stuff about Hunter Biden,’ referring to his laptop, of course. A poll later found out that if voters knew about the contents of the laptop, 16 percent of Joe Biden voters would’ve acted differently. Of course, we know a few weeks ago The New York Times confirmed that the content is real.
“Do you think the media acted inappropriately when they instantly dismissed Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russia disinformation and what can we learn from that in ensuring that what we label as disinformation is truly disinformation and not reality?” he asked.
“My problem with Hunter Biden’s laptop I think is totally irrelevant,” Applebaum said. “I mean it’s not whether it’s disinformation or, I mean, I didn’t think the Hunter Biden's business relationships have anything to do with who should be president of the United States, so I don’t find it to be interesting, that would be my problem with that as a main news story.”
Not 'interesting'? A presidential candidate's son who is doing business with shady foreign governments and potential adversaries in a way that could compromise the eventual president -- wasn't "interesting" to her?
Of course, the Hunter Biden laptop contents were a major news story. Of course, it is a big deal if a president is compromised. But not if he's the son of a presidential candidate you prefer.
Also, as noted by The National Pulse, Applebaum once acted as an apologist for now-convicted child rapist Roman Polanski, who "was accused of raping a 13-year-old amongst other charges including rape by use of drugs, perversion, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor."
In a 400-word piece published by the Washington Post in 2009 headlined, "The Outrageous Arrest of Roman Polanski," Applebaum claimed that “the fact that a U.S. judge wants to keep pursuing this case after so many decades” was “bizarre.” She went on to say that he had “paid for the crime in many, many ways” including “in notoriety, in lawyers’ fees, in professional stigma.”
For the record, Polanski took a plea bargain by pleading guilty to having intercourse with a minor, then fled the U.S. to avoid being imprisoned. And he has been accused by multiple women (who were just girls at the time between the ages of 9 and 16) of rape, sexual abuse and other sexual crimes.
He's a monster, in other words. And Applebaum is disgusting.