Let’s suppose for a moment that former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski was lying last night. Let’s stipulate that everything he said in his hour-long interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson — that China was loaning money to the Biden family and that Joe Biden was being untruthful when he said he knew nothing of his son’s business dealings — was demonstrably false.
The story is nevertheless a bombshell, one of the biggest ever to emerge in the eleventh hour of a race for the U.S. presidency. Why, then, aren’t the media all over it? How is it possible that the New York Times or better yet the Washington Post, which is the undisputed king of bombshell reporting, is silent this morning?
One major outlet, Newsweek, was at least willing to give the interview the time of day. That is to say the newsmagazine ran a piece titled “Tony Bobulinski’s Tucker Carlson Interview Has QAnon Supporters Thinking He’s Conspiracy’s Leader.” Note that in Newsweek’s world, the story is a priori a “baseless conspiracy theory,” so why bother delving into the particulars?
Those particulars include a clip within a clip, an audio file of Biden family associate Rob Walker saying Bobulinski would “bury all of us” if he went public with revelations about Biden wrongdoing. Watch:
But not even that detail was worth the media’s bother.
At one time, the media in this country saw their obligation as to report the news without prejudice or bias. Obviously, those times are gone forever.