ABC journalists, along with the rest of the media, are still burying the revelation from The New York Times on March 16 that the Hunter Biden laptop story is, in fact, real. It’s not Russian disinformation. Except for two seconds on MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN have all been silent. And while ABC News still refuses to cover the story, ABC Entertainment discussed Hunter Biden for a scant six seconds.
Of course, it wasn’t six seconds of substance or six seconds of making fun of the President's son. Instead the eponymous host of Jimmy Kimmel Live claimed that Donald Trump was trying to “make up stories about Hunter Biden.” Even when faced with reality, media figures like Kimmel are still hiding the truth.
After playing a clip of Rudy Giuliani on Newsmax, Jimmy Kimmel allowed this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it mention on the younger Biden:
Eventually, they got around to asking Rudy, who let us not forget, was in the middle of Trump trying to hold back financial support of the Ukrainian military in an effort to get them to make up stories about Hunter Biden.
On April 8, 2021, Kimmel interviewed Hunter Biden and allowed him to dismiss the laptop: “And the fact of the matter is, it's a red herring. It is absolutely a red herring.” Apparently, the liberal host doesn’t mind being lied to — or lying to his audience.
In 2020, ABC’s Good Morning America dismissed the laptop story as “unverified claims.” CBS’s 60 Minutes also mocked the Hunter Biden laptop as “unverified claims” and possibly Russian disinformation. On Sunday, the show (and CBS) refused to correct their smear.
A poll conducted by the Media Research Center in November of 2020 found that 45 percent of Biden voters were unaware of the story. According to then-MRC Research Director Rich Noyes: “Full awareness of the Hunter Biden scandal would have led 9.4% of Biden voters to abandon the Democratic candidate, flipping all six of the swing states he won to Trump, giving the President 311 electoral votes.”
No wonder journalists (and late night hosts) don't want to cover this story.