As we told you earlier today, the Washington Post became the latest media outlet to have a “eureka” moment when it comes to the authenticity of stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop. As it turns out, it wasn’t “Russian disinformation” after all:
Biden aides and some former U.S. intelligence officials have voiced concern that the device may have been manipulated by Russia to interfere in the campaign. On Capitol Hill, Democrats have dismissed earlier reports about Hunter Biden’s work in China as lacking credibility or being part of a Russian disinformation campaign. The Post analysis included forensic work by two outside experts who assessed the authenticity of numerous emails related to the CEFC matter. In addition, The Post found that financial documents on the copy of Hunter Biden’s purported laptop match documents and information found in other records, including newly disclosed bank documents obtained by Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the Senate Finance and Judiciary committees.
The Washington Post catching up to the story after the New York Times did the same last week should be a pretty big issue, right? Not at today’s White House briefing, which featured Kate Bedingfield instead of Jen Psaki. Real Clear Politics’ Tom Bevan saw something missing from this particular presser:
Not a single question in today's White House briefing about the Washington Post story authenticating Hunter Biden's laptop. Not even by the Post itself.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) March 30, 2022
The White House media malpractice is even more damning considering this:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 30, 2022
Peter Doocy might question them about this at some point, but others in the WH press seemed to be in “yawn” mode.
Curiosity has left the field of journalism. Sad day for everyone. https://t.co/ziHNybztrX
— Eric Johnson (@itsEric) March 30, 2022
— Lazer Rubin (@lazer_rubin) March 30, 2022
Democracy dies in darkness. https://t.co/eqtxo8SpGK
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) March 30, 2022
The Washington Post’s slogan has never been more ironic.