Remember that morning when you found out Twitter wouldn’t let you share that New York Post scoop on Hunter Biden’s laptop? That was a pretty big deal, but Twitter didn’t want to be used to spread “disinformation.” And then more than 50 former senior intelligence officials signed a letter saying that the disclosure of the emails on that laptop so close to the election “had all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” NPR even went so far as to release a statement explaining why it would NOT be covering the laptop:

That aged well. We don’t think the Post will encounter a similar suppression effort under a Twitter owned by Elon Musk, but NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (why does NPR have a TV critic?) says to expect an explosion of misinformation and disinformation in our media ecosystem. NPR is part of that media ecosystem, right? Will it do as good a job now as it did then on deciding what stories were a “waste of time” and “pure distractions”?

It’s just a link to the New York Times’ coverage of the purchase; the explosion of misinformation angle is all Deggans’.

Yamiche Alcindor was always our go-to White House correspondent when we needed unbiased coverage.

“Sigh.” Life is tough for NPR’s TV critic.