The article from NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving says Hernandez that the notebook narrative was contradicted by information organizations. It was later forced to correct that false announcement but still has speech casting doubt on the story and evades glaring contradictions at Biden’s publication and also his interview. In addition, NPR continues to run false promises from prior controversies.
The NPR story originally stated that”The notebook narrative was contradicted by U.S. intellect and separate investigations by news organizations” That’s completely and demonstrably false. Anyone who has done a modicum of study would understand that Hunter nor even President Joe Biden have denied that this had been Hunter Biden’s notebook or that the documents and images were real. They’ve refused to specifically react to the materials, a position permitted by the media that has preserved a protective cocoon around the Bidens. This included the blocking of the story by Big Tech firms and also a virtual blackout on the story before the election.
NPR issued a co correction reading”A previous version of the story said U.S. intelligence had discredited the notebook story. U.S. intelligence officials have not made a statement to that result.” It might have been a tad more fair to say that there has not been any denial that the notebook belongs to Hunter Biden and that the contents were real.
Significantly, the article states:”The last part of Giuliani’s effort against the Bidens featured a notebook supposedly got from sources which could record the younger Biden’s drug use and other crimes. Many news organizations cast doubt on the credibility of the notebook story.”
What”uncertainty”? There’s no denial from Hunter Biden that this was his notebook or that the content were authentic. Media businesses that effectively imposed a blackout on the story are now citing each other to prevent coping with the presumption that the notebook did really belong to Hunter Biden.
There is obviously a simple method to verify that. Elving and NPR was interviewing Hunter Biden. It’s odd to cast doubt over the authenticity of the notebook whilst not requesting the owner if the notebook is authentic. CBS did ask that question and also obtained a bizarre response from Biden that it could be his or it may not.
Then there is this notable line:”at the final pages, it’s the spring of 2019 and Hunter meets a South African filmmaker and activist named Melissa, who swiftly brings his life in check in ways Hunter himself had. He stops drinking and smoking crack.”
Biden has become immersed into a controversy a missing gun in 2018 that increases such drug use and a potential federal felony. The Secret Service reportedly intervened at the episode after Biden’s rifle was thrown into a garbage bin outside a restaurant from Hallie Biden. Hallie was the widow of Hunter Biden’s deceased brother and was in a romantic relationship with her former brother-in-law at the time. She reportedly feared what Hunter could do with the gun.
That concentrated attention (on conservative websites ) on how Biden got the gun license in the first place because his long drug dependence. He replied”no” to question 11. E on the Firearms Transaction Record inquiring whether he had been a”unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or another controlled substance.”
Biden had a long and documented history of drug dependence. His divorce 2017 was due to these drug use and misuse, based on his own ex-wife. Truly, Biden had been discharged from the Navy earlier for drug use. From the publication covered by NPR, Biden discusses how that the drug use starting when he was 18. Reports indicate that Biden was suspected of using medication because a strip club at 2018. The notebook contains pictures of Hunter using medication.
NPR had all this information but did not appear interest in the gun license issue or the alleged national statute in his denial. It’s particularly newsworthy because his father is still pushing ramped up history checks as part of his gun management reforms.
Instead, the content still states that following:”in the final pages [of the book], it’s the spring of 2019 and Hunter meets a South African filmmaker and activist named Melissa, who swiftly brings his life in check in ways Hunter himself had. But that would indicate that Hunter was doing drugs until 2019 — indicating that his response on the national license form was possibly false. Still, there’s no question about if the son of their current president committed a federal felony.
Yet, NPR at least acknowledged that its earlier factual claim was false or at least unsupported. That is over just other stories that NPR has refused to correct.
By way of instance, I referred to one story in testimony before Congress and in columns on the clearing of the Lafayette Park region. NPR still possess the story on its site entitled”Peaceful Protesters Tear-Gassed To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op.” To use NPR’s speech, that story was”discredited” by government agencies.
A wide variety of witnesses and documents detailed the way the strategy to clean the area was set into motion over 24 hours before the real operation — and before any talk of a photo op. The Park Police desired to expand the perimeter to shield the White House and the program was approved by then Attorney General Bill Barr. It had been postponed since the officers were awaiting both fencing material and back-up employees. When the staff and fencing came, they jumped with the operation. Barr repeatedly denied having awareness of Trump’s appetite for a photo op which appeared long after the program was approved.
Additionally, calling the protest completely peaceful is only possible by focusing on the time just before the clearing. As mentioned in my testimony, there was a exceptionally large number of officers wounded during the protests across the White House complex. The Justice Department claimed 750 injured officers during the various protests. What’s clear that’s dozens of officers were hurt and now there are videotapes of officers hit by frozen bottles, bricks and other missiles. For two weeks, the violence continued with the burning of a historic structure, extensive property damage and the tried burning of the historical St. John’s Church. The strikes around the complex were so good that the President was transferred into the bunker and officers said that they were worried that the complex may be breached. The clearing was tied to the earlier violence and danger to the complex.
NPR has never corrected its article claiming that the clearing was due to the strategy for a photo op:
And then it became clear.
President Trump wanted to walk away from the White House throughout the park to the Episcopal church.
There’s no support for that statement of truth. Nevertheless, it remains on NPR’s site.
NPR is especially concerning in these controversies as it’s subsidized by the national authorities. While private media is frequently accused of behaving like a state media in controversies like Hunter Biden blackout, NPR is supported by the nation. Tired of prejudice to encourage the current Administration is so more concerning.
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