Given all that has occurred in American politics since the 1st of the year, it can be somewhat tricky to try and keep track of the scandals that came back in 2020 – one of the most cursed years in a generation…at least.
But just a Joe Biden was about to secure the nomination to run for President as a Democrat, a story erupted concerning his son Hunter’s laptop, and all sorts of nefarious and scandalous items continued upon it.
The story itself had a lot of ins-and-outs, as most stories involving Hunter Biden too, and some of the mainstream networks apparently had a hard time keeping up.
This includes NPR, who are now coming under fire for some of the errors in their reporting.
NPR is under fire for falsely reporting Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop was “discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations.”
The inaccurate claim was part of a review of Hunter Biden’s memoir, “Beautiful Things,” in which the president’s son details his past as an alcoholic and a crack addict. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving wrote that President Trump and Rudolph Giuliani spent much of the 2020 campaign attempting to tie the Biden family to various scandals and controversies.
The response to the false claims was swift:
“The last gasp of Giuliani’s campaign against the Bidens featured a laptop supposedly obtained from sources that would document the younger Biden’s drug use and other offenses. The laptop story was discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations,” Elving wrote.
Washington Examiner editor Daniel Chaitin noticed the inaccurate sentence and blasted NPR on Twitter.
“No, the contents of the laptop have not been discredited,” Chaitin wrote.
The story itself faded from the headlines as the drama surrounding the 2020 election blossomed here in the United States.
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