Former President Barack Obama was in Chicago Wednesday at the University of Chicago’s “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference, because we’ve been assured by the press and former intelligence officials that there’s nothing more dangerous to our democracy than disinformation. Forget Obama, though, because the highlight of the conference was a student asking Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum about the media’s coverup of the Hunter Biden laptop story, which has finally been confirmed by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
This was the story we were all told to ignore — NPR flat-out refused to even mention it in passing — because 50 former intelligence officials said it had all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation. We don’t think any of them have apologized.
WATCH The Atlantic’s @anneapplebaum refuse to answer @RealDSchmidt's🔥🔥 question about Hunter Biden’s laptop during @UChicago’s “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference! pic.twitter.com/1OgXBBiiI0
— The Chicago Thinker (@ThinkerChicago) April 6, 2022
A University of Chicago student asks a left wing reporter about the media cover up for Hunter Biden. Watch his question and watch her arrogant reaction. It perfectly encapsulates why so many distrust the media. pic.twitter.com/W8UXwmNKYn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 6, 2022
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) April 7, 2022
The student should be writing for The Atlantic and Applebaum should return to college. Make sure she takes an ethics course.
— The Navy Desk News (@DeskNavy) April 6, 2022
Influence peddling is so disinteresting!
— Alex Joffe (@DrAlexJoffe) April 6, 2022
Totally “disinterested” or totally dismissive? I’m surprised she didn’t parrot the standard reply that it was a homophobic, racist and misogynistic question.
— RonandClaire 🇺🇸 (@TropicalLife4Us) April 6, 2022
I’m not interested in it, so therefore you needn’t be concerned with it? Love the logic.
— John White (@jw24fan) April 6, 2022
Unless, of course it was Trump's son's laptop. Then the media would have thought it was extremely important.
— Where No HODLer Has Gone Before (@Jcmnow) April 6, 2022
What an unbelievably stupid fucking answer. Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals with major geopolitical rivals are “irrelevant”?
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) April 7, 2022
And that she didn’t find it interesting. Oddly… whoops. We are out of time.
— Keith Chaney (@KeithChaney8) April 7, 2022
She is dismissive of even the thought of it being important and has no desire to find out what "the big guy" was up to and profiting from and by who was he taking the money.
She knew it was real then and now and she does not care.
— tiredofthisyet (@tiredofthisyet) April 7, 2022
“It’s not important to me, so you don’t need to know about it”
— Cameron (@IAMCAM35) April 6, 2022
Juan Williams says media was ‘properly cautious’ in calling Hunter Biden laptop story disinformation https://t.co/KiOm8GmpJV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 21, 2022