NPR issues unusual mea culpa after claiming intel ‘discredited’ Hunter Biden laptop story

NPR issues unusual mea culpa after claiming intel ‘discredited’ Hunter Biden laptop story
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[Ed. – It is noteworthy to see NPR actually correct the article, rather than leaving it undisturbed and receiving little attention, other than from diehard Trump-haters.  The latter practice has been much more common.  We can compliment NPR on doing it without getting our hopes too high.]

National Public Radio has corrected an online article that falsely asserted that documents from first son Hunter Biden’s laptop had been “discredited by U.S. intelligence.”

A book review of Hunter Biden’s memoir “Beautiful Things” initially dismissed the documents first reported in October by The Post.

“The laptop story was discredited by US intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations,” the book review by Ron Elving, senior editor of the publicly funded media organization, initially claimed.

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The correction on the Thursday article now says, “A previous version of this story said US intelligence had discredited the laptop story. US intelligence officials have not made a statement to that effect.” …

[T]he White House and Hunter Biden have not denied the laptop belonged to Hunter.

In a new interview set to air in full Sunday on CBS, Hunter Biden admits that the laptop “certainly” could be his.

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