Editor’s Pick: Federalist on High Grades for Media That Ignored Hunter Biden Scandal

March 18th, 2022 11:20 AM

On Friday, The Federalist’s Western Correspondent Tristan Justice reported on leftist media outlets that refused to cover the Hunter Biden scandal in 2020 still somehow passing with flying colors when graded on their credibility by left-wing news rating group NewsGuard: “News groups dedicated to discrediting misinformation have a history of amplifying misinformation. On Wednesday, The New York Times conceded the authenticity of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden whose content was found and published in October 2020 then censored as ‘fake news.’”  

Justice cited National Public Radio’s previous declaration that “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories,” and “CBS’s Lesley Stahl categorically rejected the emails put the Biden family under any scandal at all” during a hostile interview with President Trump just weeks before the election. He then pointed out: “NewsGuard is a ‘fact checking’ partner that works to determine whether news stories are ‘misinformation’....Nearly every outlet that opted to ignore or discredit the [New York] Post’s reporting [on Hunter Biden] maintains a near-perfect rating from NewsGuard’s accuracy and credibility score.”

Read the full article at The Federalist.