“Sometimes the most important news lies in what the press doesn’t cover,” one might muse, as the blaring silence surrounding the recent Biden corruption scandal unfolds.
A hush, echoing through the cavernous void of America’s newsrooms, epitomizes the shocking apathy towards the story which – were it not for political bias – would be heralded as a Pulitzer contender. The apathy in question belongs to our supposedly vigilant, indefatigable press.
The exposure of a sprawling network of shell companies, rumored to have funneled up to $10 million into the coffers of the Biden family.
The Skeletons in the Biden Family’s Closet
Last week, Republican Congressman Byron Donalds made a plea. His request? For the press to show even a modicum of curiosity regarding the vast corruption scandal involving the Biden family.
Donalds might as well have been shouting into the Grand Canyon.
The response, to put it mildly, was less than enthusiastic.
Despite unveiling transactions implicating nine members of the Biden family, the press huddled together under the banner of their collective denial, crystallized by the headline from The New Republic: “Republicans Finally Admit They Have No Incriminating Evidence on Joe Biden.”
To some, this blatant disregard for journalistic duty seems as surreal as the scandal itself. A decade ago, Vice President Biden vehemently denounced corruption in Romania and Ukraine, while his son Hunter and other family members were allegedly receiving astronomical payments from these very countries.
Fast forward to today, and the media’s response to the corruption scandal is a near-perfect echo of its handling of the infamous laptop controversy.
A controversy that had been prematurely dismissed as “Russian disinformation,” only for the truth to be reluctantly admitted two years later – the laptop was indeed authentic.
Diverting the Gaze from the Authentic Laptop
Yet, even with the authenticity of the laptop established, the media conveniently turned a blind eye to the trove of emails exposing questionable conduct and unscrupulous influence peddling. The core issue, the corruption itself, was lost in the media’s meticulous framing of the story.
Now, even with concrete evidence – monetary transfers linking numerous members of the Biden family – the media’s narrative remains resolute. “This is not a scandal,” they parrot, “because there’s no direct proof of payments to Joe Biden.“
But isn’t it clear, and even laughably absurd, that Joe Biden was the figurehead, the fulcrum upon which these shady transactions hinged?
While his family basked in the illicit millions, it was his position of power that facilitated their windfall.
In the world of influence peddling, family members often serve as convenient shields for corrupt officials. Instead of bribing the politician directly – a move as dangerous as it is blatant – you simply direct the funds to their family members.
Pulitzer’s Dark History: The Prize for Propaganda?
The cynical might say, perhaps The New York Times is angling for another Pulitzer. The vaunted newspaper had previously received the prestigious award for the now debunked Russian collusion story. A story, mind you, that was found to be based on a dossier funded by the Clinton campaign.
We may be witnessing another Walter Duranty moment – a grim replay of the Pulitzer-winning Times reporter who, 100 years ago, served as an apologist for Stalin’s USSR, refusing to report on the harsh realities of mass killing and starvation. It seems the industry’s highest honor can sometimes be awarded for not telling the whole truth.
Calls to rescind Duranty’s Pulitzer were dismissed by the Committee, citing a lack of “clear and convincing evidence of deliberate deception.” Today, our media outlets are vying for their own Duranty moment, their own Pulitzer Prize won at the expense of truth and transparency.
In a chilling echo of the past, we’re witnessing media outlets shamelessly parrot an official line, not out of coercion, but consent.
The striking similarities to Rand Corporation’s depiction of Russian propaganda – marked by “a shameless willingness to disseminate partial truths or outright fictions” – are chilling.
This blind allegiance to a pre-ordained narrative exposes the First Amendment’s blind spot, showing that the press can be controlled not just by coercion but by consent.
State control of the media isn’t always achieved by iron fists, but can also be subtly crafted by willful ignorance and the unspoken bonds of political bias.
The evidence against the Bidens – including the clear indication that the President lied about his family receiving Chinese funds and his knowledge of his son’s business dealings – remains unaddressed.
This selective blindness is not a mere oversight but a chilling demonstration of the media’s unwavering allegiance to a particular political narrative.
A Conspiracy of Silence: Uncovering the Tyranny of Corruption
As the scandal continues to unfurl, ignored by the mainstream press, we’re left with the biting words of then-Vice President Biden: “Corruption is a cancer, a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy.”
He couldn’t have said it better.
Corruption indeed is a form of tyranny, a brutal assault on the faith and trust of citizens.
It’s a shame that such a relevant story, such a damning indictment of the powers-that-be, is left uncovered. But perhaps, therein lies the crux of our current media landscape – sometimes, the most significant stories are the ones that never see the light of day.
America’s state media, by shrouding the Biden scandal in an almost conspiratorial silence, has shown that corruption isn’t only a function of crooked politicians, but also of those who should hold them to account.
As we navigate these murky waters, one must remain vigilant, for it is in the silent corners of the press where true power lies unchecked.